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africandreams

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Anyone with opinions about this food? For approx 10wk piggies
 

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I believe this food is a mixture with seeds, nuts, dried fruits, and colored bits. For guinea pigs you just want a plain pellet mix. It should be Timothy based for adult pigs, but since yours are under 6 months they can have an alfalfa based food. The recommended brands are Oxbow (Cavy Cuisine for adults and Cavy Performance for young pigs) or KleenMamas (often refered to as KMS) which you can purchase through their website: http://www.kmshayloft.com/hay/
 

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It's lousy food. Pellets should be plain, either alfalfa (for young pigs, if you don't have another calcium source), or timothy, for older pigs.
 

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No nuts or seeds but does have dried fruit

Ingredients:
Ground alfalfa hay, soybean mill feed, soybean meal, whole oats, wheat, barley, soybean hulls, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), bean flakes, pea flakes, carrot flakes, maize flakes, raisins, carob, pumpkin seed, sweet potato, banana chips, papaya, pineapple, ground carrot, ground luzerne, ground beet, dry alfalfa stems, cane molasses, vegetable oil, dicalcium phosphate, salt, algae meal, dl-methionine, l-lysine, choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), potassium chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, folic acid, biotin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, vitamin B12 supplement, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.Allergen information: Contains peanuts and/or other tree nuts.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min.) 16%, crude fat (min.) 3.5%, crude fiber (max.) 18%, moisture (max.) 12%, calcium (min.) 1.40%, phosphorus (min.) 0.80%, ascorbic acid (vitamin C (min.) 40.0 mg/kg, omega 3 fatty acids (min.) 0.40%, DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) (min.) 0.03%, total lactic acid and bacteria (min.) 2 X 10(5) cfu/g (enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei).
 

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No nuts or seeds but does have dried fruit

Ingredients:
Ground alfalfa hay, soybean mill feed, soybean meal, whole oats, wheat, barley, soybean hulls, dried beet pulp (sugar removed), bean flakes, pea flakes, carrot flakes, maize flakes, raisins, carob, pumpkin seed, sweet potato, banana chips, papaya, pineapple, ground carrot, ground luzerne, ground beet, dry alfalfa stems, cane molasses, vegetable oil, dicalcium phosphate, salt, algae meal, dl-methionine, l-lysine, choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (a preservative), potassium chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, niacin, folic acid, biotin, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite, cobalt carbonate, vitamin B12 supplement, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.Allergen information: Contains peanuts and/or other tree nuts.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude protein (min.) 16%, crude fat (min.) 3.5%, crude fiber (max.) 18%, moisture (max.) 12%, calcium (min.) 1.40%, phosphorus (min.) 0.80%, ascorbic acid (vitamin C (min.) 40.0 mg/kg, omega 3 fatty acids (min.) 0.40%, DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) (min.) 0.03%, total lactic acid and bacteria (min.) 2 X 10(5) cfu/g (enterococcus faecium, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei).

It does have seeds and contains nuts, it lists them in the ingredients :confused:. Besides, dried fruit is quite unhealthy, and guinea pigs should only get a small piece of fresh fruit 1-2 per week, not a ton of dried fruit every single day. Guinea pigs can get diabetes, and that much sugar isn't good for them.

As people have said, Oxbow is pretty much the only food you can buy in-stores that is a healthy, plain pellet.
 
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