Ever wonder why your guinea pig (or cavy) is always gnawing on something? Guinea pigs’ teeth are continuously growing. In a healthy guinea pig, the biting, chewing, gnawing, and grinding of food, especially hays, grasses, and abrasive foods will normally keep their teeth at a healthy length. Cavy dental care can be simple.
How do I provide a healthy diet?
It is vital that a guinea pig receives a nutritious diet to aid in keeping those upper and lower incisors strong, healthy, and trimmed. You can help your pet keep their teeth healthy by providing them with an adequate amount of vitamin C, lots of fresh grass and hay, and abrasive foods including celery, broccoli, carrots, stringed beans, corn, and husks.
Guinea pigs are favourable to herbs, some of which include:
It is suggested that you offer your guinea pig a variety of only two or three different greens each day. Too many at once may cause an upset stomach.
Signs of overgrown teeth
Greencross Vets recommend that you regularly check your guinea pigs teeth. Bring them to your nearest Greencross Vets clinic if you are concerned about the length or appearance of their teeth or gums.