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    Question Small Pet Select

    Is Small Pet Select a decent brand of food or hay? Their paper litter is cheaper than care fresh if you buy it in bulk. (I figure itís worth a try, as what they poop on isnít as important as what goes in them. &#128523 So I definitely will try that. But they also have guinea pig pellet food and hay in bulk much cheaper as well. Any thoughts on Small Pet Select guinea pig pellets and/or hay? Thanks!

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    Re: Small Pet Select

    SPS hay is excellent -- I used it for years.

    Their pellets are a little high in calcium -- you'd be better off with KMS Hayloft or Oxbow.

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    Re: Small Pet Select

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    SPS hay is excellent -- I used it for years.

    Their pellets are a little high in calcium -- you'd be better off with KMS Hayloft or Oxbow.
    Ok thanks for this info. Can piggies not have calcium? Will it hurt them?

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    Re: Small Pet Select

    Read the medical forum about the problems of bladder stones in guinea pigs -- there's a wealth of information there.

    Here's another good source of information for you: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum...nea-pig-owners

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    Re: Small Pet Select

    This is great info. Learn something new every day. By the time I finally adopt my sweet piggies I should be very prepared. ��

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    Re: Small Pet Select

    Quote Originally Posted by petluv View Post
    Ok thanks for this info. Can piggies not have calcium? Will it hurt them?
    bpatters link is fantastic with everything you need to know, and you can learn almost anything just reading around the forum! I know I have This site also helped me as a new piggy owner: www.guineapigmanual.com

    Too much calcium or poor calcium/phosphorus ratios can cause things like bladder and/or kidney stones in adult guinea pigs. It's one of the reasons good pellets are so important, and why you'll have to avoid too many high calcium veggies (romaine, kale, broccoli, parsley, and celery to name a few. ) Some piggies are more sensitive to it than others.

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