Your small pet needs some power-packed nutrition for all its energy needs.
Specifics will vary with your small pet, but follow these guidelines to provide the safest, healthiest food for your small animal.
Do give your small pet hay. Hay should comprise approximately 75 percent of the diet for guinea pigs, chinchillas and rabbits because its fiber helps them maintain a healthy weight. It is also good for their teeth.
Serve them a salad! Kale, collards, mustard greens, dandelion, escarole, broccoli, zucchini, squash or carrots make a great meal for your small pets. If they haven’t finished their serving in a few hours, remove the extra from their cage.
Nutritional pellets that you can buy at a pet store or from your vet are good choices as well; serve in moderation.
DO NOT feed your small animal any kind of chocolate, alcohol, caffeine or anything spicy. Do not give them meats, cheeses or dairy. Keep them away from any houseplants or any other indoor foliage they could chew on.