Why grow wheatgrass for your guinea pigs?

Can guinea pigs eat wheatgrass? Yes! So why grow wheatgrass for your guinea pig

We first started offering wheatgrass to our wheekers when there were only three to feed. Several years and several adoptions later, we finally started growing our own. There was no way sharing a single tiny container could keep Belka, Truffle, Peaches, Poof, Revy and Abby-Roo satisfied!

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.


  1. Oooo, the tutorial would be good, I'm rubbish with plants in spite of my biology degree.

    1. I'm no horticulturalist either but wheatgrass was easy. Almost like growing weeds. The peegs approved.

  2. Where would one get wheat grass seeds??

    1. I purchased them from Amazon here: http://wheek.it/302cl

      You can also find them at certain health food stores. I've seen them in the bulk section of Whole Foods. Look for "hard red spring wheatgrass seeds" or "hard red spring wheat berries".