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Why is your Guinea pig so fat?


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February 20, 2011 6:01PM

Probably because he doesn't run around much and eats lettuce and pellets all the time. Also, some treats I give him have sugar, and most of the time he doesn't move much, even though the cage is a decent size.

There is a chance that your guniea pig is prenet. You may be over feeding, you guniea pig may be struck with bordem and not want to do any thing . You may just need to take him out of his/her cage and let them run around atleast once a day the may not run at first but after a wile they will realise that it is safe and will begin to exspoloor.


Your guinea pig is fat because 50% of his food he saves just in case he doesn't get fed for a while. This doesn't mean that you cannot pay attention when he wheeks, which shows a sign of needing attention or food. Also, if your guinea pig is a girl, she might be pregnant and might be getting fat because of breeding. If you think that this is possible, consult with your veterinarian immediately.