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    Angry New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    I feel terribly mislead and guilty to have been miss-feeding my guinea pigs

    I've only just today read that guinea pigs are not meant to eat seeds and nuts. I'm a bit embarrassed to have only just discovered this to be honest. My gripe, however, is with my local pet store selling this guinea pig muesli mix which is 85-90% seeds and nuts! I have ceased immediately in feeding this to my two girls and am seeking an alternative product, but have not been able to find any seedless mixes so far.

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    New Zealand piggie owners: what pellet mixes do you feed your guinea pigs, and where do you purchase them from?

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    Re: New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    I personally don't feed pellets as my boys had troubles with them.

    But best food is Oxbow guinea pig pellets which you could order online at http://www.lynfieldvet.co.nz/formwcs...ow-Orders.html or pick up from Lynfield vets...they also stock critical care which is very good to have on hand.

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    Re: New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    It's so frustrating not having the good choice of pellets that people overseas do! Unfortunately I can't purchase online, so I have to resort to either picking out all the seeds & other rubbish so only pellets are left, or buying plain rabbit pellets which don't have the anticocciodosis & other treatments.

    Now although my girls are healthy & not harmed by these pellets, they still aren't ideal but have to do because of the unobtainable options! Little Chintas do guinea pig nuggets/cubes? which apparently can be purchased online & paid by bank deposit.
    Being in Auckland you can get the good stuff from the vets RodentCuddles mentions.

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    Re: New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    For those who aren't in Auckland they can be posted any where in NZ, and also there is another vets selling them as well...they posted it on their fb page in June - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

    Their website is here http://rappaw.co.nz/our-services/exotic-pets/

    I know you're in Auckland but just if anyone else in NZ happens to look at this thread. (:

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    Re: New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    I didnt know that you werent supposed to feed your guinea pigs nuts and seeds? I looked at the animates product and the reason I didnt purchase it was because it had meat by products in it. So so bad! I purchase topflite muesli for a pet and garden store in chch 5kgs for $20 which is a really good price

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    Re: New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    Quote Originally Posted by LilBabies View Post
    I didnt know that you werent supposed to feed your guinea pigs nuts and seeds? I looked at the animates product and the reason I didnt purchase it was because it had meat by products in it. So so bad! I purchase topflite muesli for a pet and garden store in chch 5kgs for $20 which is a really good price
    Nuts & seeds contain way too much fat and are a choking hazard. You want a plain pellet where the first ingredient is a grass hay.

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    Re: New Zealand: Animates Guinea Pig Mix

    Okay thank you for that information, I will start looking for a new option

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