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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2007, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Orange Juice?

Sorry for all of the threads!!!! I just had a few questions and they were not related,so I just made seperate threads.

I was wondering,can a guinea pig have a little bit of orange juice for extra vitamin C and a treat?





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Do not put orange juice in the piggies water bottle. But they do love and will eat oranges. It is very good for them cuz of the vitamin C.
Some piggies will not eat the orange slice right away if they never have had an orange but just keep offering a little slice and the curiosity will get the best of the piggie

I asked the same type of question when i first had my piggie. Take a look at the advice

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The best treats are veggies or a romp outside in a safe area where there is clean grass and dandelions Stay away from the stuff they sell and tote as guinea pig treats. These ususally contain some sugar and its not good for piggie.

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Orange juice is extremely sweet and sugary. They should not have oranges very often anyway, but orange juice often has other ingredients added that I wouldn't chance giving to them, given how difficult it can be to sustain a pig who has gastric problems.
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I did try an orange slice a few days ago and she did like it.




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yeah, I don't think I'd give her orange juice, too much added stuff.. She should be able to get enough c from her veggies. I've heard that bell pepper is loaded with c. (though you might research that and make sure it's safe before feeding it)


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yes, bell peppers are fine to give piggies. The Red ones are very good for them. The green ones are fine and they will eat them too but the red is more nutritious for them.

Again, check the link for what veggies to feed and not to feed

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Whats important is a variety of veggies in their diet.

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All colored bell peppers (orange, yellow, and red) are very high in vitamin C, and are excellent to feed to guinea pigs daily. Green pepper is also an excellent daily food, but has less vitamin C.

A mix of lettuces (minus iceburg), peppers, cilantro, and other leafy veggies is an excellent daily fare. They should be getting approximately 1 cup of veggies per pig, per day.
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Yes, that is what that link brought out and like mentioned what is important to make sure to give a variety of veggies each day.

Check out that posted link and all the information on that Guinea Lynx website.

Also if you use the search bar here on PT you can find alot of info already posted on the subject of piggie diet/care that I am sure will be helpful.

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Sorry, just wanted to expound on the GL link a bit. GL is a great resource and they've got wonderful forums, but the dietary link can be a bit huge to take in, especially after you start comparing Ca: P ratios and oxalic acids.
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Im sure she will find the link helpful The forums however I do not think are that great for different reasons. Thats just my opinion though.

I hope all piggie owners, new and old, will also take advantage of the search bar because I know that there are many threads where we have already posted information about what to feed our spoiled piggies and their care.
The search bar can be a great tool when used.
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The forums are very up front. I appreciate that. My vet does too. He frequently refers there for medical protocol. I'll take saving my animal's life over niceness any day.
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Oh i agree with that last statement.
Although i never stated in my post my reasons for not liking the GL forum much.

Medical info is helpful if one cannot get to a vet quickly and is much appreciated so forums can be useful for situations like that.
I just have reasons and opinions why I like other forums much better than that GL one. Thats all. I never said what they were.

Being upfront in a medical situation when an animals life is at stake should always be appreciated.

Overall the info provided on the Guinea Lynx website is very good.
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I will check the link out after.I did look at it briefly,but I have been busy the past few days.I will definatly have a more thorough look at it tonight as well as check the other threads here.

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my GP likes to eat orange peels, but only small amts. great for added vitamin c.
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