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Our Pets: Piggy the Guinea Pig!

She's a diva with a ton of spunky personality. She's a greens and Oxbow Guinea Pig Food fiend. She's Piggy, our 3 year old Guinea Pig!   Piggy came into our lives about 2 years ago when we accepted her from a family member who no longer wanted to care for her, and she has been amusing us with her antics ever since!

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Pet Health Tip: Vitamin C and Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs need Vitamin C incorporated into their diet. There are three main ways to make sure your Guinea Pig gets her daily dosage of Vitamin C: Fortified Pellets- Many brands (if not all brands) of Guinea Pig Pelleted Diet contain Vitamin C in them. The Oxbow Brand that rovr delivers is one of them.  Vitamin C drops- These are drops you can add to your Guinea Pig's drinking water. rovr doesn't deliver any of these as yet, mainly because of number 3 on this list. Fruits- Most Guinea Pigs love to chow down on a variety of fresh fruit, which act as nutritious treats that provide all of their Vitamin C needs. Our Piggie loves Oranges, Grapefruit, as well...

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The Importance of Hay for Pet Rabbits (and Guinea Pigs)

I learned about the importance of ample amounts of Timothy Hay in bunny diets when our own bunny, Russell, was rushed to the emergency vet because he stopped eating due to a condition called Gastrointestinal Stasis. Russell also has a condition called Malocclusion, in which his teeth are slightly misaligned. I suspect this misalignment didn't allow Russell to properly chew his rabbit pellets, which then got blocked up in his stomach, causing the Gastrointestinal Stasis.   Russell's current diet, on which he thrives, is 95% Timothy Hay and 5% fresh organic field greens. With regular tooth clippings keeping his Malocclusion in check, he is now a very happy bunny!  Here's some more information on proper nutrition for rabbits from Dr....

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