So why go through the trouble of messing about with dirt and seeds? Here are some reasons why it is worth the effort:
- Wheatgrass is a healthy treat that adds variety to your cavy's diet. Piggies love this forage food!
- To tempt an ailing or recovering pig who has gone off their food. Grass often works when no other food will (along with syringe feeding Critical Care, of course)
- Nearby lawns are treated with fertilizers or pesticides
- Nearby grassy areas are potentially contaminated with animal feces and/or car exhaust fumes
- You live somewhere with no lawn, such as an apartment
- Unfavorable weather for grazing outdoors
- Inexpensive compared to pre-grown containers sold in stores
- Easy to grow, even if you don't have a green thumb
Coming soon, a tutorial on how to grow wheatgrass indoors for your guinea pigs! In the meantime, there are cages to be changed and pigs to be fed. Not to mention the colossal mass of pig laundry that has been dubbed Mt. Porcellus.