Guinea Pig Vitamin C
Just like humans, Guinea Pigs cannot produce their own Vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential in a Cavy's daily diet, without it a health condition called Scurvy can occur.
Scurvy is a Vitamin C Deficiency. Guinea Pigs effected with scurvy will often hop like a bunny, drag their back legs, and be lethargic. If your Cavy experiences any of these signs, please seek a Exotic Vet visit ASAP!
- What is Scurvy?
- What to give my Guinea Pig?
- Fresh Veggies is the best source for Vitamin C. Did you know Bell Peppers have a higher Vitamin C content than an Orange?
- Plain Pellets that contain Vitamin C
- DO NOT add anything to your Cavy's water! Guinea Pigs never get the full benefits of Vitamin C in the water supplement C drops, besides these drops will make the water taste bad and this can deter a Guinea Pig from drinking adequate amounts.