Your guinea pig is sick of watching you enjoy your cocktails and juices. They want their own! This healthy cucumber cocktail recipe can encourage your guinea pig to drink more water too.
Weather of it’s summer time or if you’re trying to find ways to get your guinea pig to drink more water without you scratching all your hair out, this cucumber and celery juice (or cocktail) got my piggies drinking the entire bottle of water in just one day.
Don’t worry, though. This juice is also low in calcium and sugar and very nutritious for your piggies. It’s a great recipe to get your piggies to drink more water, without forcing them.
Yeah, it looks like some green cocktail or detox juice for humans, but it’s for your potato-shaped furballs.
Cucumbers: The most popular vegetable in the summer! My guinea pigs absolutely love cucumbers. For this recipe, I prefer to use larger ones because it has more water content and less peel.
Celery: celery in known for its vitamin A, K, and the most important vitamin for guinea pigs, vitamin C. It is also rich in potassium, which will benefit your piggy so much if they have had bladder stones, and folate.
Water: clean and fresh, I use distilled water. The goal is to get more H2O into your potato-shaped furball’s system, and the exact amount depends on how concentrated you want the juice to be.
Can I just add apple juice to my guinea pig’s water?
Yes, you can, but keep in mind that apple juice is very high in sugar, and that’s why I made this recipe.
However, if you do choose to add apple juice to your guinea pig’s water instead, make sure it is 100%, not concentrated, with no added sugar. For apple juice, a little goes a long way.
To keep the freshness, store the remaining juice in a closed jar or container in the fridge for 3 days maximum.
How to use it
- Pour the desired amount of juice into a clean water bottle for your guinea pigs. Fill the rest up with the water you normally give your piggies.
- If it’s hot out, feel free to add some mini ice cubes in too.
- Make sure to place the water bottle in an easily reachable place for your guinea pigs and keep the bottle away from sunlight. Change the content every 24 hours.
- Have another water bottle with only water in the cage too, just in case your guinea pig prefers plain water.
If you liked this recipe,check out more healthy recipes for guinea pigs here!
- 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 2 cups fresh water
- chop the cucumber and celery. You should have 1/2 cup in total
- Chop them up into pieces, about half a cup in total so you can blend them better later.
- Add the veggies in a blender, food processor or juicer, whatever does the trick. Pour in the water and blend it for one to two minutes
- Using a filter or sift and pour the juice through it into another glass, pressing the contents down using a spoon as you go. We’re doing this so that when you pour the cocktail into your piggies water bottle, the contents won’t get stuck inside
- If your juice has some foam on top from the blending, use a spoon to scoop it out like this.
- Done! Scroll up for instructions on how to give your guinea pigs the cocktail 🙂