For the last several days I have spent hours and hours reading and studying so I can help my daughter provide the best care possible for our three adopted piggies. I have come across conflicting information about pellets. In one article on GL about malocclusion, the recommended advice was to never feed pellets. The reason was that pellets provide more nutrition with less chewing than hay, causing slack or weakened jaw muscles, resulting in an increased risk of malocclusion. The rescue shelter said the same thing. However in another article on GL about nutrition, high quality pellets are recommended. Even this site (GuineaPigCages.com) seems to advocate the use of pellets.
Currently, we are not feeding pellets, as requested by the rescue. Could someone please clarify the conflicting information? If necessary, I can hunt down the article on GL which specifically mentions not feeding pellets. I just want to make sure we are doing the right thing.