What Are Guinea Pigs’ Favorite Foods? | Feeding Guinea Pigs | Guinea Pigs

Each guinea pig is different, and most will have their own favorites. Most of them love carrots and broccoli, and some love nothing better than fresh grass nibbled from a lawn.

Some owners swear by shop-bought treats, but these are not essential, and you should check the ingredients to make sure you’re not feeding th GPs sugar and colorings! A slice of apple sends some GPs into culinary heaven, while others are capsicum fanatics. Feed these acidic and watery foods in moderation only, though.

Guinea pig food

Each guinea pig has its favorite food treat

So, where do you start? That’s an easy one – check out our recommended foods list and take it from there.

Go easy on the treats. Only give them fruit and salad veg in moderation. Too much of the former can lead to sores on the mouth, due to the acidity. Watery and leafy foods can cause stomach upsets, and they tend to be low in nutrients. Check out the Harmful Foods section of this Guide for more insights on the not-so-good stuff.