Yes, being picky with their food does appear to be "normal" GP
behaviour. Ours prefer one type of broccoli to another, and also only
like apples with a sharp taste. You can try parsley in moderation.
Its apparently rich in Vit. C. Ours will also eat Kale, but again you
have to feed it in moderation. Grass is their favourite though. I
haven't heard of any concerns with regard to carrots, but from what
i've read it seems most things should be fed in moderation. The GP's
will also eat tomatoes, but not always. It depends what sort of mood
they're in. Cucumber can also be given but be careful because as
with lettuce, there is a high water content that can upset their
fragile constitutions. Celery is the first thing they go for at
feeding time, but it has a high oxylate level, so it too must only be
fed in moderation. I guess its just a question of persevering until
you find what makes them happy. Best of luck. Russ.
>It seems that my 2 pigs will only eat carrots. I tried lettuce (romain and
>iceberg), turnips, oranges and broccoli. Occasionally they will nibble small
>pieces from apple (only red) and pears.
>I read online that two much carrot is bad for their livers, so I cut down their
>carrot intake to 1 pre-cut baby carrot each a day. Besides the fact that they
>miss the carrots, I'm worried about their health. They do love the pre-packaged
>garden snacks which I mix with their pre-packaged vitamin enhanced guinea pig
>diet mix. I also put Vitamin c drops in their water, and tried to give them the
>vitimin c drops (they won't touch it).
>Is this normal? What other foods can I give them and are they getting enough
>When my mom told me one day I would have kids as stubborn as me I don't think
>she was refering to guinea pigs.