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    Cant afford expensive pellets

    I was wondering if there were any cheaper pellets I could look into buying for my guinea pigs. I have been using Kleenmams.

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    Re: Cant afford expensive pellets

    Have you looked into Sweat Meadow or Oxbow? Calculate how much per pound you pay so you can figure out whats the cheapest where you live.

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    Oxbow is another commonly found pellet, but KMS is still cheaper by far while still being a quality pellet. I wouldn't take on pets if I did not have the funds to provide for their needs.

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    Re: Cant afford expensive pellets

    The shipping cost for KMS is very expensive. I will check into Sweat Meadow and Oxbow. Thank you!

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    Re: Cant afford expensive pellets

    You'll find Kleenmama comparable to Oxbow or Sweet Meadow. The shipping may be expensive, but did you look at how cheap the pellets are? Waaayy cheaper than anything in the pet store.

    Besides, how expensive can they be? Do you have a lot of guinea pigs? I split a 25 pound bag with a neighbor, and my pellet cost for my two pigs is about $19.25 every 6-7 months. That's less than $4 a month, and I use Kleenmama, and have to pay for 2,000+ miles of shipping.

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    Re: Cant afford expensive pellets

    Keep in mind that the OP may be in a different country. I know to get 20lbs of KMS pellets to me it costs over 65 dollars (on top of the pellets) that works out to $80 ish. That's $4 per pound, I can buy Oxbow (50 lbs) online for $112 from a company in eastern Canada. Which works out to be $2.24 and it lasts 11 months.

    So don't slack her for wanting to buy something cheaper. I personally understand not buying KMS.

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    Re: Cant afford expensive pellets

    She's in the U.S.

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    Re: Cant afford expensive pellets

    Thank you everyone for all your input. Once we calculate the cost it will be either KMS or oxbow.

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