Vitamin C - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Guinea Pig Discussion Popcorns, wheeks, and all else piggy.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
Newborn Pup
 
BritElizabeth09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4
 
Vitamin C

What's the best way to get my piggies Vitamin C?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sophie

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Stella
My two loves!
BritElizabeth09 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 01:49 PM
Rodentologist
 
Jennicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,941
  
Fresh vegetables. Guinea pigs should receive a variety of fresh vegetables each day, primarily leafy greens.

http://www.guinealynx.info/diet.html

The drops sold in Petco/Petsmart for their water bottle should not be used as Vitamin C is extremely photo and heat sensitive and begins to degrade almost immediately.

We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.

"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jennicat is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 10:10 AM
Playful Pup
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 37
 
I feed the pigs a mix of romaine lettuce and cilantro (hate the smell) and they constantly have either orchard grass or timothy hay and they also have their pellets and once a week I cute up a very small orange a put one slice per pig in there.

BUT my question is, are the drops even worth it?

I use the drops because I feel like every little bit helps. And I have taken to covering my water bottle with a sock to try and help fight off the light deteriation.

Is it even worth it to buy this stuff?
HouseFull_O_Fur is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2009, 12:04 PM
Rodentologist
 
Jennicat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,941
  
Not at all, it's completely useless and some brands even contain extra multivitamins that can cause problems in large quantities. If they're getting fresh veggies every day (at least 1 cup) they're having their vitamin C needs met.

We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.

"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jennicat is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-08-2009, 05:26 PM
Junior Jouster
 
rssgnl27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 89
 
I feed Sunny an orange slice about every 1-2 weeks. Be careful feeding citruses too much though, sometimes they can cause mouth ulcers, so you shouldn't feed it every day. BUT! Sunny LOOOOOVES oranges and it seems to be an inexpensive but great way for her to get her daily vitamin C

Just don't feed too often.

Mini Horse: Moose
Mini Donkey: Letty
Potbelly Pig: Bubbles
Nigerian Dwarf Goats: Tidy Whitey, Josie, Elroy
Miniature Schnauzer: Leelo
German Wirehaired Pointer: Cricket
Human: Katie

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by rssgnl27; 11-08-2009 at 05:26 PM. Reason: forgot to write something...
rssgnl27 is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome