Guinea Pig ate lettuce,what do i do?
My guine pig ate lettuce is it ok
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Lettuce does not hurt or kill a guniea pig or even a rabbit. It is normally just not a food that is advised to be fed in large quanitites and fed only in moderation of choosen to do so.
Once in a while, a piece of lettuce may be needed to add moisture to the diet for an animal that doesn't want to eat or drink for whatever reason. But again, just not a large amount and/or on a regular basis.Source(s): Long Time Rabbit Raiser www.lotsalops.com
- 1 decade ago
It's fine! Guinea Pigs LOVE raw vegetables, Mine especially loves red bell peppers and lettuce! They like squash too!
- Gender BenderLv 61 decade ago
require a high fibre with lots of low quality hay (dried grass) or straw and 17% or less protein rabbit pellets to prevent digestive problems, all rabbits do better on a poor quality hay. Vegetables: Artichoke leaves, Jerrusalem leaves, stems and tubers, Asparagus, Beetroot, Broccoli (all parts, including purple sprouting varieties), Brussel Sprouts (leaves and sprouts), Cabbage, Carrots and tops, Cauliflower plus its leaves, Celeriac, Celery plus its leaves, Chicory is a diretic, Courgette leaves and flowers, Cucumber plus leaves and flowers, Curly Kale (Excerlent for winter use), Fennel, Green beans plus leaves and stems, Kohl rabi, Parsnip, Peas leaves, stems and pods, Peppers (red, green and yellow), Pumpkin plus leaves and flowers, Radish Tops, Rocket, Romaine all lettuce as this is a diretic, Spinach (only occasional), Spring Greens, Squash Butternut, leaves and flowers, Swede (Excerlent for winter use), Turnip (only occasional), Watercress. Fruits ... should be fed in moderation, due to sugar content, all types of fresh fruit including skin Apple, Apricot, Banana (high in potassium),Blackberries plus leaves – excellent astringent properties, Blueberries,Cherries, Grapes, Kiwi Fruit, Melon, Mango, Nectarines, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plums, Strawberries, Raspberries plus leaves – excellent astringent properties, Tomatoes (not the leaves). Wild Garden Herbs/Weeds/Flowers ... Borage, Calendula, Camomile, Chickweed is a diretic, Clover leaves and flowers, Coltsfoot, Comfrey, Dandelion is a diretic, Goosegrass (cleavers) but may stick to coat!, Lavender, Mallow, Nettle (the type with the white flowers), Nasturtium leaves and flowers, Shepherd's purse, Sow Thistle, Plantain, Yarrow. Extra vitamins and salt licks are just a waist of money
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Of course rabbit's can have lettuce..
Even when my dad was a kid they would just chuck a ball of lettuce into the hutch for tea. It's one of the most harmless things you can give it!
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- 1 decade ago
Below are some foods that Guinea pigs can and cant eat ...
You can use a hay rack which attaches to their cage to hold the hay. The guinea pig can eat as much and whenever it wants. Hay given every day will keep your cavy's digestive system regular, and as a general rule, you should allow your guinea pig to have as much hay as it will eat. Hay satisfies the guinea pig's natural grazing instinct and helps to keep the front teeth from overgrowing.
Timothy hay is a good type of hay to feed, though most any form of grass/hay will do. If grass hay is not available, you can feed a legume hay, such as alfalfa, though these are high in calcium and there are debates regarding whether this can lead to bladder stones.
Pellet food is the most readily available source of food for guinea pigs, it is also formulated to provide a broad range of nutrients. Pellets should be a staple in your guinea pig's diet, after hay. As stated on the care page use pellets for guinea pigs - pellets for rabbits etc. DO lack certain nutrients that guinea pigs need.
Several brands contain added nuts and sunflower seeds, which are way too high in fat and pose a serious danger: seeds, especially sunflower seeds, can cause a guinea pig to choke. Check for a manufactured date - vitamin C degrades after several months - so if you get a bag that is "old" it will not be as nutritionally good for your pet.
Fruits and Vegetables
Provide your guinea pig with fresh vegetables daily. These will provide the essential vitamin C that your pet guinea pig needs. It also provides a variety and keep your pets interest. Tend toward feeding more vegetables, with fruits sparingly in the diet. The natural sugars in fruits should not be a major part of a guinea pig's diet.
There is no rule for the amount you should feed to guinea pigs. Guinea pigs will not eat what they do not like. Remove any uneaten fruits or veggies after about an hour so to avoid flies and rotten food. Most fresh fruits and vegetables have a high water content, so your guinea pig may drink less water than you'd expect. That is normal. If you notice diarrhea or loose stools, you're feeding a bit too much; cut out the fresh fruits and veggies for a day or two.
Try these foods for your guinea pig:
bell peppers: green, orange and red
carrots, including the green tops
dandelion greens grass
Some foods that come with cautionary notes:
Apples have acids. Do not feed if you notice any mouth sores or scabs on your guinea pig's lips
Celery, cut into small pieces because "strings" can be a choking hazard; celery is a good source of water on car trips, but not a daily food
Corn husks, cut into small pieces for the same reason as celery
Kale, mustard/turnip greens, and spinach contain a lot of oxalates, which can be dangerous in large amounts. This is a debated point, but it's better to just play it safe.
Melons, in small amounts, since they have an extremely high water and sugar content: cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon.
Organic rolled oats are nice treats, mixed in with pellets, but feed sparingly due to their high fat content
Some foods to avoid completely:
cabbage, bok choy and collard greens can cause gas
potatoes are too risky, so best not to feed them to your guinea pig
nuts and seeds can splinter and puncture the throat; besides, they are way too high in fat to be part of your guinea pig's diet many raw beans and lentils are poisonous, so best not to feed any of these
I hoped I answered your question ... As you see in this small list (bananas, bell peppers: green, orange and red, carrots, including the green tops, cilantro, cucumber, dandelion greens, grass, oranges, parsley, romaine lettuce, tomatoes)
of foods which is under Fruits and Vegies ... Lettuce is safe for Guinea pigs ... :)
- KimberleyLv 41 decade ago
rabbits cannot eat lettuce unless its romaine lettuce!
- 1 decade ago
Depends what kind. Romaine is more than okay - I feed it everyday and there are no problems, but iceberg is basically water. Will cause diarrhea.
- ice maidenLv 51 decade ago
No get it to a vet! lettuce can make them very ill.Rabbitts and Guiea pigs can't have lettuce.
- krennaoLv 71 decade ago
Stop feeding it lettuce. , you will give it diarrhea and it can die from having diarrhea. Just feed it store bought food.
- JeanetteLv 71 decade ago
He might get a bit of diarrhoea but don't give it too often.