Can Salt Lick hurt guinea pigs?

Table of contents:

  1. Can Salt Lick hurt guinea pigs?
  2. How much do guinea pigs cost per month?
  3. Can guinea pigs have a salt rock?
  4. Should guinea pigs have unlimited pellets?

Can Salt Lick hurt guinea pigs?

Offering a salt lick just puts extra stress on their little bodies. A dietary imbalance of calcium and phosphorus can also cause serious bladder issues. Extra minerals, coupled with the potential for dehydration from too much salt puts your guinea pig at risk for bladder sludge or stones.

How much do guinea pigs cost per month?

How much are guinea pigs? Guinea pigs will cost in the region of $200 to set up, and then around $40 a month for food, bedding and vet bills. These creatures make wonderful pets who are very active and quite entertaining to watch.

Can guinea pigs have a salt rock?

Salt licks or mineral stones are sold for guinea pigs in pet shops such as Pets at Home as well as online stores. Described as 100% natural and a way of supplementing their diet with minerals, they sound like a good thing, however, too much salt is bad for them and it is not recommended you buy these for your pets.

Should guinea pigs have unlimited pellets?

Pellets should not be fed free choice, as sedentary guinea pigs can become overweight with unlimited feeding. Offer 1/8 cup of pellets per day for a 2 pound guinea pig. Hay should be available at all times. At least 1/2 -1 cup of fresh leafy greens or other vitamin C rich vegetables should be offered daily.