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Anyone know anything about Guinea Pigs?

post #1 of 7
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My sister has one at home..she is coming next weekend for the wedding. She is leaving Friday morning and then going home Sunday.

She was wondering if she leaves water and food, can she leave the guinea pig alone for that long?

She usually puts food and water in every day for the guinea pig.

Anyone know?
post #2 of 7
Yea she can do that.
My sister has 2 of them and has done it.
You need to leave a lot of extra food and get a 2nd water bottle.
I took care of my sisters G Pigs before and did that.
I went every other day to take care of them and everything was fine.
Make sure she leaves a lot of hay also.
post #3 of 7
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She is worried about the piggy eating all the hay right away and getting sick and then not having enough hay for the rest of the time...

Is that something to worry about?
post #4 of 7
I gave my sisters pigs a ton of hay and when I went back to check there was still some hay left.
They did not get sick at all.
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She is worried about the piggy eating all the hay right away and getting sick and then not having enough hay for the rest of the time...

Is that something to worry about?
Guinea pigs, while they seem to eat constantly, do have a concept of "full". Their digestive systems work quickly, and so they eat frequently, which gives the appearance of stuffing themselves.

Your sister's guinea pig should be fine if she leaves plenty of pelleted feed, water and hay while she's gone.
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Originally Posted by Sweet72947 View Post
Guinea pigs, while they seem to eat constantly, do have a concept of "full". Their digestive systems work quickly, and so they eat frequently, which gives the appearance of stuffing themselves.

Your sister's guinea pig should be fine if she leaves plenty of pelleted feed, water and hay while she's gone.
I have had many guinea pigs. They will be fine.
post #7 of 7
Guinea pigs need a spacious cage as well as a buddy-they are herd animals in nature. Just like cat/dog food, not all brands of food are great. I hear Oxbow is a great brand. They always need hay and pellets, as well as a vitamin C supplement (they cannot produce it themselves) and a lot of fresh veggies (but not TOO much). Guineapigcages.com and cavyspirit.com (or .org I can't remember) are great places for info.

Hope this helped!
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