Tips for Growing Sprouts Indoors for Your Guinea Pigs

guinea pig eating sprouts indoor grass

We all know that guinea pigs need a certain amount of fresh vegetables daily for optimum nutrition. Clean, pesticide-free vegetables add variety and important nutrients to your cavy’s diet. If your cavies are fortunate enough that you are a gardener, you probably have already devoted a small section of your garden plot to growing fresh […]

How Does One Recognize Fresh Grass Hay?

Papua Piig Oxbow Timothy Hay

Question and answer from Oxbow Animal Health‘s Live Facebook chat with Dr. Micah Kohles, Oxbow’s Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach. When picking hay, what should I look for to know it’s fresh? Selecting a high quality premium hay for your little one is one of the most important things we as owners do. I […]

PMI Nutrition International Initiates Voluntary Recall of AquaMax™ Products; Expands Voluntary Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

recalled guinea pig food

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products with specific lot codes listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Although no customer complaints have been received to date, the products are being recalled due to analytical test results that […]

Voluntary Recall of LabDiet® and Mazuri® Feed Products

LabDiet by Purina Mills, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PMI Nutrition International has initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products listed below, due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods. These products were manufactured […]

Surprises in Your Guinea Pigs’ Hay Unlikely but Possible

Isabel guinea pig

You might have seen an article on the Daily Mail or Guardian about a young girl in the UK who found a surprise in her guinea pigs’ hay. We can’t verify any more than the photos pictured on the site, however, unbelievable as it might sound, finding a surprise in your hay is possible. In […]

Guinea pig nutrition charts

guinea pig nutritional food chart

Have you ever wondered if a certain vegetable is good for your guinea pig, or how much Vitamin C it contains?If so, be sure to take a look at the nutrition charts on Guinea Lynx, which contain a comprehensive list of foods that you can include in your …

Bounties of Summer: Storage Ideas for Your Guinea Pigs’ Fresh Vegetables and Fruits

sliced peppers for guinea pigs

Since the Paw Crew grew so fast in 2004 and living in Missouri with so many farms near by, the bounties of summer were plenty. Lots of customers would leave yummies for the Paw Crew grown right in their gardens, and purchasing bags full of fresh foods for a few dollars was not hard. That […]

How to dry corn husks for guinea pigs

guinea pigs eating dried corn husks

Morry, Sharky and Coppy appreciate the results of their slaves hard workNow that summer is around the corner, corn has been popping up for sale at our local markets. While guinea pigs shouldn't have too much corn, the husks are another story. They …

A Proper Washing and Storing of Lettuce

Lettuce spinner and Romaine lettuce

Does your lettuce turn into a wilted mess before your guinea pigs can enjoy the last bite? There could be many reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one solution that everyone should add to their routine – washing and storing your lettuce. This is something I learned from a good friend. This […]

Red or green bell peppers for guinea pigs?

Truffle, guinea pig, with red bell pepper

Bell peppers are a great vegetable to include in your guinea pig's diet – they are high in Vitamin C and low in calcium, which makes them a good choice especially for pigs who are prone to bladder stones. When given a choice between red or green th…

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