Nutritional Requirements for Guinea Pigs

This client education handout reviews the nutritional requirements of guinea pigs. Providing guinea pigs the correct diet is an essential part of keeping these fun, loving creatures happy and healthy. Two extremely important nutrients that play a vital role in maintaining the health of guinea pigs are calcium and vitamin C. This educational material was awarded second place in the 2021  Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) Veterinary Technology Student Client Education Materials Contest, sponsored by Lafeber Company.

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Download the PDF version of this guinea pig nutrition client education handout, or modify the DOCX version or DOC version for your veterinary hospital.

To cite this page:

Rosen J. Nutritional requirements for guinea pigs. LafeberVet web site. June 9, 2021. Available at