I like infographics! As a result, I made an infographic to answer the question, “What do guinea pigs eat?”. The information is tailored to show at-a-glance what one adult guinea pig’s diet should consist of each day. Please tell me what you think in the comments below.
If you are after a more specific in depth look at a typical guinea pig diet, check out my “The Ultimate Guinea Pig Food List” article, I go pretty in depth about all the foods and diet types your guinea pig could possible want.
Guinea pigs should have hay for about 75% of their daily diet. They need plenty of fresh hay.
1/8 – 1/4 cup of high-quality pellets per day is ideal.
1 cup of fresh vegetables per day will help keep your guinea pig healthy.
You should feed your guinea pig fresh fruit 1-4 times per week. (We don’t want them to eat too much sugar).
Limit calcium to reduce the risk of developing bladder stones.
Fresh fruits and vegetables supply essential vitamins and minerals, so don’t forget them.
Make sure you wash your fruits and veggies to reduce or eliminate coatings and pesticides.
Avoid feeding your guinea pig seeds.