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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another question... Timothy Hay cubes?

Do Guinea Pigs ever like them? More importantly, is it an okay source for them?

Still shopping around and trying to find the best deal there is. Little critters are becoming hungry hungry hippos, even when they've just had some food, if they hear anyone nearby, they squeak their little hearts out until more food is put into their cage. Cute little guys and they know it.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 08:45 PM
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Hay cubes can be given as treats, but they should not replace the unlimited hay in their diet. Long strand hay has important fiber which is important to keeping their teeth ground down and helping the movement of their GI tract (preventing stasis). As those fibers are digested, they actually pull against the sides of the intestines and cause greater peristalsis reactions than the shorter chopped hay which is in the cubes.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 12:53 PM
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I give my little man one every so often. I have found he likes the timothy hay the best. He takes his time with doing the hay cubes. I to use them as treats when he allows me to pick him up.
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