Veterinary questions? Ask a Vet for Answers ASAP
Hi, Welcome to Just Answer. I'm Chris, a small animal Vet based in the UK. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you as soon as possible
Sorry to hear of this with Charlie, but I'm glad to hear that he is till eating. You are correct that his diet should be predominantly made up of hay with only small amounts of fresh veg and concentrate Pellets. This is essential to maintaining good digestive tract health and for keeping his teeth worn down properly.
I can send you a Guinea pig caresheet which you may find useful? Let me know if you would like me to.
Wishing him a speedy recovery!
Indeed their digestive tract is very different. The excessive sugar and water content in fresh grass will result in the production of increased gas due to fermentation, this can become trapped in a frothy foam meaning that it does not pass out of the digestive tract. Bloat can in serious cases be fatal.
The caresheet I will send you is written by two leading exotics species veterinarians and contains some very good information regarding what you can and cannot feed Guinea pigs.
Let me know if you can open the attachment
You're welcome. Please let me know if you have any further questions.