Grain feed and goodies
Guinea pigs in food are not only vegetable, but also vegetable crops. The main thing is that the necessary amount of vitamins and nutrients is present in the diet, as well as in order to create conditions for games, otherwise, with a lack of movement, it will fatten. Sometimes you need to encourage goodies, sea sweets, apples, strawberries, tomatoes, grapes, pears.
In winter, guinea pigs must be given hay. Bean-cereal and bean hay is of greatest importance, it is also worth taking care of the preparation of "vitamin herbs": clover, alfalfa, nettle. This is a great food for young pigs and pregnant females. Grass and marsh hay. It should be good if you want to be charming or black, and it should be nice to smell and be fresh.
As greens, you can give Sudanese grass, rank, lupine, melilot, alfalfa, clover, sainfoin. In early spring it can be winter rye, wormwood, burdock, sedge, young shoots of willow and willow. In the first part of the summer it is red clover and forbs (burdock, yarrow, plantain, dandelion, camel thorn, tansy, heather, wheatgrass, sage). It is not recommended to give dandelion and bitter wormwood often.
Nettle leaves are very useful for pigs – they use ascorbic acid, carotene, protein, starch, carbohydrates and useful organic acids. This plant is used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin deficiency. You can dry the nettle and add the pig to food as a powder. Does not dry nettle in the open sun – it loses its nutrients, best in a barn or in the attic. It is advisable to hold it in boiling water for a couple of minutes, and then grind it well. Plantain is also useful – they contain citric acid, potassium, emulsin, vitamins B, C, carotene. And in the seeds – fatty oil, oleic acid, carbohydrates.
Kokorysh, celandine, sow thistle, marsh ledum and marigold, fern, night blindness, wrestler and other herbs.
Vegetables and root vegetables
You can use the leaves and shoots of shrubs, trees, as well as pieces of gourds and vegetables. You can give rodents lettuce, carrot and potato tops. Nutrients contained in young corn, spinach, forage cabbage – they can be stored frozen for several months.
Such feed is introduced in the autumn-winter time. You can also give animals slices of carrots, turnips, turnips, sugar beets. Useful and swede is a storehouse of glucosides, fiber, ascorbic acid, calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. Sometimes you can give potatoes to pigs – it lacks fiber, carotene, vitamin C, B1, B2, B6, PP, K. Most of the useful substances in young tubers. Also, pigs can be given zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes. It is worth refusing – they disrupt the digestion of pigs.
As for additional vitamins, in a cage, guinea pigs must always lie on branches and on trees, on banks or on fruit trees. Mineral stones can become a source of salts and calcium, but it is advisable to give vitamins C and B in addition. This is especially true for the winter, when you may experience vitamin deficiency, and in the summer they receive trace elements from succulent greens. Necessarily fresh water must be present in the cage, while not distilled or boiled, the best option is spring or filtered.
From time to time, guinea pigs can be given creativity and milk, but this is more a delicacy than a necessity. You can give milk to pregnant females and pigs during lactation. Sometimes he can offer wheat bread to his pets, but often he should not give him because he can become a product of increased gas formation and constipation, it is best if the bread is stale.
They will delight them with a healthy look and cheerfulness!