View Full Version : UGH! How STUPID!

06-25-2003, 03:59 PM
My parents are constantly giving my guinea pigs things that are extremely unhealthy for them! I tell them ALL the time that they can't keep giving my guinea pigs foods that I am always telling them is really bad for them. They even promised to ask me before giving them anything, but then this morning I found POPCORN of all things POPCORN in their cages!!! I immediately took it out of there, but I am sure they ate some. That's only an example! I tell them every single chance I get not to give them anything, but NO. Is it really that hard to understand? DO NOT GIVE THEM FOOD THAT COULD BE BAD FOR THEM UNLESS YOU ASK ME! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Of course if I see something that's bad for them I take it out, but they probably eat some of it before I get to it because my mom wakes up at 4:30 and my dad stays up to like 1:00. :rolleyes:

06-25-2003, 04:03 PM
I'm so sorry, that's terrible! Maybe you could post a list of good things for them to eat on their cage? I don't know if it would help or not, just an idea.

06-25-2003, 04:07 PM
I should try that. Right now, I am willing to do anything to make them stop risking the health of my piggies. :(

06-25-2003, 04:15 PM
Have you told them just -how- bad it can be for them? Maybe they really don't understand that they're seriously compromising their health. I'm glad you liked my idea! :)

06-25-2003, 04:23 PM
That sucks, is popcorn really bad for guineas? I know it's fine for rats if it is unbuttered/unsalted.

I always like to make things sound more drastic than they really are lol. I go "omg! That could have killed him! Don't EVER feed him!" Or I just exagerrate. I'm really bad at exagerrating at home lol. "Look at him! He's sick now! He's gonna die!" lol

good luck!

06-25-2003, 05:06 PM
Popcorn's not too healthy for guinea pigs, especially since it was buttered popcorn. I tell them that it could kill them, and they say "No it can't! How is popcorn bad!" and I have to go into the nutritional values and such that I just don't really know WHY it's bad, but I know it is. I mean I can guess, but not specifically. I go on the websites, print the nutritional things out and show my parents, but they just don't understand. :rolleyes: They annoy me sooooo much.

06-25-2003, 07:38 PM
I saw this on Dogo and thought it was interesting-
Foods not to give (http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1276&articleid=1030)
toxic foods (http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?cls=0&cat=1276&articleid=1030)
Plants to aviod (http://www.doberdogs.com/Toxic.html)

06-25-2003, 07:55 PM
Thanks---I am definately going to show that to them. Maybe they will learn.