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Can guinea pigs eat cattle corn?
Yes, it is safe to feed your guinea pig with corn. Preference is feeding it raw and on the cob. Some guinea pigs will respond positively and love the corn, while others may be completely disinterested. The focus should be on serving raw corn since cooked cannot be digested, leading to health complications.
What kind of corn can guinea pigs eat?
Guinea pigs can eat corn on the cob including the bright yellow kernels, the husks (or leaves) and also the stringy silks that grow between the husks and the corn itself.
Can pigs eat just corn?
What is a pig’s natural diet? Pigs are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plant and animal matter. They are especially fond of domestic crops such as corn, milo, rice, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, potatoes, watermelons and cantaloupe, so they will eat just about anything from your garden or your kitchen.
Can I give my guinea pig canned vegetables?
Foods that are high in sodium are not good for piggies and will harm them if they eat them. But canned vegetables are generally not good for guinea pigs, and it is far better to stick to feeding them fresh veggies.
What is guinea pigs favorite food?
Each guinea pig is different, and most will have their own favorites. Most of them love carrots and broccoli, and some love nothing better than fresh grass nibbled from a lawn.
Can pigs eat popcorn kernels?
Most pigs detest cabbage, onions, corn husks, cauliflower. Favorite treats for visitors to bring: vegetarian dog biscuits, fresh fruit, uncooked pasta, wild bird seed (for chickens!), dried fruit, unsalted popcorn, unsalted peanuts, anything from the “Pigs Love” list. Some pigs salivate in anticipation of food.
Can my guinea pig eat beans?
Green beans are a fantastic source of many beneficial nourishments your guinea pig needs. However, a guinea pig must not eat them every day. Specialists and most guinea pig owners suggest serving green beans 2-3 times a week.
Is it OK to feed guinea pigs bird seed?
Some low quality bird seed mixes can also come with dried corn pieces and other added junk (that isn’t even good for the birds). The short answer is no: guinea pigs should not be given bird seed or millet to eat. Not appropriate for guinea pigs Birds have a beak which has evolved to crack seeds open.
What did guinea pigs eat in the wild?
Guinea pigs in the wild do not feed strictly on plants but since they are grazing animals, they do need to spend a good portion of each day eating. If you’re wondering what guinea pigs eat in the wild, most of their diet will consist of grass, plants, occasional seeds, and leaves.
What kind of hay can a guinea pig eat?
Unless your vet recommends otherwise, give your guinea pigs access to fresh, clean grass hay around the clock. For young guinea pigs (less than one year old), a guinea pig that is pregnant, or for those guinea pigs that are sick and a vet recommends it, you can also feed alfalfa hay.
Is it OK to feed mealworms to guinea pigs?
They simply don’t need it (or want it). Mealworms are an insect that are sold commercially for some pets – particularly for small birds like finches and for reptiles. But mealworms are definitely not for guinea pigs: guinea pigs should never be given mealworms (or any other larvae or worms) to eat.