The best way to supplement with additional vitamin C is to use vitamin C tablets. You can buy vitamin C tablets specifically for guinea pigs (e.g. Oxbow's GTN-50C), or buy human chewable 100 mg tablets (note: make sure you are getting just vitamin C rather than a multivitamin formula). A quarter of a 100 mg tablet daily is a recommended dose for most adult guinea pigs. The guinea pig tablets are 50 mg, but since vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, small excesses over that daily requirement are easily excreted. Many guinea pigs will take the tablets like a treat and eat them, or they can be crushed and sprinkled on vegetables or pellets.
When I first met my guinea pigs they weren't happy. They were mad at the world actually. The man I took them from said: " It's not like I gave them any attention" as if it was funny. Animal neglect is never funny and there are rescues everywhere to save animals but once you have bonded with your guinea pigs you should feel responsible for them for the rest of their lives. Needless to say, I learned the sounds very quickly and with a soft voice and routine I have been able to make friends and calm the chattering. I...
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