Yesterday dad called and asked ma to go out to Home Depot to get the charcoal on sale.While we were there ma noticed that the veggies and flowers were also on sale so we had to take a look. The plants looked so healthy and being that they were on sale, we couldn't pass up the good bargain.
Dad DID send us to Home Depot unattended, what did he expect? Ma is like a kid in a candy store with a pocket full of change. We got some flowers for the front yard, a mosquito plant and some herbs. I helped to pick out the herbs because they smelled good.
Ma carries a list in her purse of guinea pig safe foods. We found a lot of information on our friend's Hutch a Good Life. Ma had done some research on what piggies could eat and what was not good for them. Some of the things, like leaf lettuce and carrots we buy at Sam's club.
With the veggies and herbs on sale, we thought we would try to grow our own. If we can get it to grow then we can save money over the summer and that will buy more chickyum treats. Plus it will be much healthier for him because we use natural fertilizers such as coffee grounds, tea bags, and fish poop water.
After the sun went down it was time to plant the plants. I put on my bestest farmer bibs (I was shocked they still fit) and after ma cleared out the weeds with some help from Cinnamon, I helped her dig holes to plant the lettuce.
This is a printable list of veggies guinea pigs can eat:
|Credit Austrailian Cavy Sanctuary|
You can find more photos of lists of foods, different breeds of guinea pigs and much more by using Google. We found the information from the guinea pig rescues in Australia seems to have more information than the United States.
Here most people feed their guinea pigs pellets along with hay but over there they feed them more natural foods. Maybe that is why they live so much longer over there.
With any pet, please do your research before buying one. If you want to help save a life, adopt. Many shelters all over the country have small animals like guinea pigs, rabbits, some even have snakes that have been surrendered because of people moving and so on.
Both our guinea pigs were adopted from a no-kill shelter. If we ever decide to get another piggie, we will adopt. Seems like our county shelter gets them often. For now, I have to go chase Cinnamon out of the garden. He really loves that lettuce!
Do you ever plant stuff for your pets? If so, what do you plant?