I’ve created dog and cat treat recipes, but no guinea pig recipes – and – seeing that we don’t have a dog or a cat, but we do have two adorable piggies!! (Peanut Butter (PB) and Cinnamon (Min-min) I was feeling a little guilty…. So, I created a recipe using their kibble, applesauce, shredded carrots and the fine hay bits from the bottom of their hay box. They were not a huge hit at first nibble – their treat of choice is fresh cilantro or berries…but I offered them several more times and they did enjoy gnawing on them. Guinea Pigs and rabbits have teeth that continually grow, so they need to gnaw a lot to keep their teeth from getting too long – these are perfect for that! …and they use up the kibble and hay bits from the bottom of the bins – bonus!
Looking for some other Guinea Pig Treat Recipes? I found these from Small Pet Select (where I buy our pellets & bedding.(
Note: The water/applesauce amount in recipe may need tweaking based on the texture of the particular type of kibble and hay. I adjust the water/applesauce amount based on how the mixture is looking. Applesauce is a little “stickier” and can be helpful for binding the mixture. You want to add enough so that it holds together. It’s a bit like making mud-pies when you were little!
Next time I make these I may try adding some pumpkin and oats as binders – I see this product from Small Pet Select and checked out their ingredients list/