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Diet Oxbow pellets - are these the good ones?

Naeviah

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Hi there,

Was wondering if these are the oxbow pellets everyone raves about. If not, what others are there? Thanks!

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The packaging looks like what we use. ;)

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Those are correct.
 

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No, those are the old ones, with the limestone in them. They've taken it out, but are apparently selling off what's left in inventory. Find a sack where the ingredients list doesn't contain limestone.
 

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No, those are the old ones, with the limestone in them. They've taken it out, but are apparently selling off what's left in inventory. Find a sack where the ingredients list doesn't contain limestone.

even the "new" packages have limestone in them.
 

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No. Oxbow has taken limestone out of their pellets, as I understand it. One person has gotten one of the new bags with no limestone, if I remember correctly.
 

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Definitely no limestone/calcium carbonate in the new formula.

I took a photo of the new ingredients list when I was at the pet store a couple of weeks ago.

I'm personally torn as to what to do as far as pellets go. I love KMS and so do my pigs but it is so expensive to get them to Canada. In total it would cost about $200 to get 50 pounds to me. Where as I can get the new formula Oxbow in 10 pound bags for $15. I'm just always concerned about calcium and bladder stones in my stone pig.

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What's the calcium percentage on those pellets, [MENTION=31353]sallyvh[/MENTION]?
 

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Definitely no limestone/calcium carbonate in the new formula.

I took a photo of the new ingredients list when I was at the pet store a couple of weeks ago.

I'm personally torn as to what to do as far as pellets go. I love KMS and so do my pigs but it is so expensive to get them to Canada. In total it would cost about $200 to get 50 pounds to me. Where as I can get the new formula Oxbow in 10 pound bags for $15. I'm just always concerned about calcium and bladder stones in my stone pig.

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I'm not torn at all, if Oxbow has eliminated limestone from their pellets I'm switching over.

I've ordered 6 times from KMS and 5 times I'm always getting delays or sent me alfalfa pellets instead. The only reason I switched to KMS from Oxbow because one of piggies who would get stones and wanted to put her and the whole herd on a low calcium diet.
 

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I also switched to KMS for a stone pig, so I too am nervous to switch back to Oxbow even with the shipping costs. I have one pig that prefers Oxbow and one that prefers KMS but they will eat both. I think I'll try a 50/50 mix for a while and see how they do. It will be a little bit of a savings.
 

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I believe it was min .35%, max .75%. [MENTION=13820]bpatters[/MENTION]

The max calcium amount is the only thing holding me back from making the switch.
 

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Yeah, I think it's too much, but it's not out of line with most other pellets. I wish they'd cut it back a bit.
 

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