40 Fun Guinea Pig Facts

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What Do Guinea Pigs Eat Infographic

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.


what do guinea pigs eat infographic

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.

Be sure to check out the Ultimate Guinea Pig Food List or use our Can Guinea Pigs Eat ____? Tool.

Side note, if you are interested in how to prevent guinea pig scurvy check out my article focusing on vitamin C supplements to stop just this from happening.

Abyssinian Guinea Pig Infographic

abyssinian guinea pig info at a glance infographic

Here is an infographic I made to show some facts about Abyssinian Guinea Pigs at a glance.

Abyssinian Guinea Pigs Infographic

The first Abyssinian guinea pigs were introduced to Europe in the 1600s. They were prized possessions and were worth quite a bit of money.

Abyssinian guinea pigs are characterized by “rosettes”, or round tufts of hair.

According to a 2007 study, there are about 1,004,000 Abyssinian guinea pigs being kept as pets in the U.S.

In South America, guinea pigs are often eaten for food.

Common Abyssinian guinea pigs colors include brindle, tortoiseshell, roan, and solid colors.

Abyssinians are very social and could be more mischievous than other breeds.