High in sugar and contains foods that are harmful to guinea pigs
PostedSeptember 28, 2012
This food is very high in sugar, which can lead to your guinea pig getting diabetes. It contains raisins and seeds, both of which can be harmful to guinea pigs. The pellets contain alfalfa, which guinea pigs only should eat if they are babies or nursing mothers. PLEASE RESEARCH GUINEA PIGS BEFORE BUYING ONE!
Well i got this for my guinea pig ace he loves it alot but the bag fell apart watch that and also the seeds seem a little big so i took them out to be crushed up because my friends piggie died from seeds getting caught in his mouth so i'm just saying watch the seeds they are big but other than that my piggie loves it he chomps away
I bought this food thinking that my two Guinea Pigs (Wilbur & Harley) would like the variety of the different seeds and the vitabits. WRONG! Everyday they pick through the food and eat the pellets and leave most of the other stuff. This food is LOADED with corn (which they hate) and I've heard that corn is even good for them. Will not buy this food again
When making this purchase for my guinea, I was sure he would just love all the different textures and colors and yummy things to snack on. But I quickly learned all he wants are the plain greenish brown pellets. Shows how much I know. Everyday I come home to a half bowl of picked over corn, seeds, X's and O's (don't really know what THEY are) and more of my money going down the drain cause he REFUSES to eat them. Even though this is a sale item for me and my Damien it was NOT worth it. As I said before maybe my piggy is just picky as heck.......but what if he's not......
This is a good feed product which gives the guinea pig a little variety over the basic guinea pig pellet. However, I noticed some constipation with my guinea pig when using this product as well as other digestive problems. I later learned that the seeds included in this mix are not good for guinea pigs as it is too hard on their delicate digestive tracts. I picked out the (mostly pumpkin and sunflower seeds) which took a long time. Now I just stick with basic pellets and throw my own dried fruit mix from the local natural foods store from time to time. I also use Ultra Vite guinea pig vitamin treats to supplement her diet which she LOVES.
I've tried other guinea pig foods, and though they were very good, this one is better. It even smells like fresh fruits and veggies when you open the bag! My pet Cuddles loves it, and is a very healthy and well and happy little girl. The price is reasonable, and the shipping is wonderfully expedient and also reasonably priced. I'll continue to purchase this as long as the quality and price remain top of the line, like it is presently. Thank you!