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Kpup28

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Does anyone know if "L/M animal farms Classic Guinea Pig food" is are good pellets? Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients
Wheat middlings, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean hulls, dehulled soybean meal, corn meal, cane molasses, limestone, dicalcium phosphate, hydrolyzed animal and vegetable fat, lignin sulfonate, iodized salt, vitamin E supplement, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), vitamin C supplement, niacin, riboflavin, choline chloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, yucca schidigera extract, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccaromyces cerevisiae, ethoxyquin (a preservative).



Or is "Kaytee Supreme Guinea Pig Diet" any better?

Ingredients
Dehydrated alfalfa meal, dehulled soybean meal, ground corn, wheat middlings, ground oats, ground wheat, cane molasses, dicalcium phosphate, corn oil, salt, lignon sulfonate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, ascorbic acid, dl-methionine, vitamin A supplement, choline chloride, ferrous carbonate, riboflavin supplement, manganous oxide, ethoxyquin (a preservative), zinc oxide, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), copper oxide, cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.
 

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Neither, they both contain ethoxyquin.
 

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Do you know a good brand?
 

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yeah, i need to know what kind to buy too. i bought some of the L/M brand :\ oops!
 

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Well, the only brand that seems exceptable is Oxbow Cavy Cuisine or Cavy Performance. There is a HUGE thread called something like "So What Is the Best Food? ..." a number of pages back. Look back and read it. It's really informative. They mention American Pet Diner also, I think. It should answer quite a few questions.
 

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Proform pellets are also good from what I have heard. You can order them from (broken link removed)
 

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Denise said:
Neither, they both contain ethoxyquin.
Why is ethoxyquin bad?
 

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Ahhh I bought Kaytee's Forti-diet and I just looked at the ingredients and it has Ehtoxyquin Sigh I guess I will have to order something else
 

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Why is ethoxyquin bad?

Ethoxyquin is a preservative used in animal feed and some human foods as well. It can cause anything from itchy skin and lethargy to thyroid and
kidney problems, reproductive disorders and even cancer.
 

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ChattyCoCo said:
Ethoxyquin is a preservative used in animal feed and some human foods as well. It can cause anything from itchy skin and lethargy to thyroid and
kidney problems, reproductive disorders and even cancer.

Oooo... Not good. I found a place relitively close by where I can buy Oxbow Cavy Cusine!
 

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Once again, mncavylover is reviewing pellets. :)

Kpup28 said:
Does anyone know if "L/M animal farms Classic Guinea Pig food" is are good pellets? Here are the ingredients:

Ingredients
Wheat middlings (alfalfa or timmy should be first), dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean hulls, dehulled soybean meal, corn meal (no nutritional value), cane molasses, limestone (?!), dicalcium phosphate, hydrolyzed animal and vegetable fat (cavies are vegan--no animal products), lignin sulfonate, iodized salt, vitamin E supplement, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), vitamin C supplement (not altered, so it won't last long), niacin, riboflavin, choline chloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper oxide, sodium selenite, calcium iodate, yucca schidigera extract, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation extract, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, saccaromyces cerevisiae, ethoxyquin (a preservative) (poisonous).



Or is "Kaytee Supreme Guinea Pig Diet" any better?

Ingredients
Dehydrated alfalfa meal, dehulled soybean meal, ground corn (cheap filler, no nutritional value), wheat middlings, ground oats, ground wheat, cane molasses, dicalcium phosphate, corn oil (just more fats), salt, lignon sulfonate, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, ascorbic acid (also not altered), dl-methionine, vitamin A supplement, choline chloride, ferrous carbonate, riboflavin supplement, manganous oxide, ethoxyquin (a preservative) (poisonous), zinc oxide, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin E supplement, niacin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K activity), copper oxide, cholecalciferol (source of vitamin D3), calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, thiamine mononitrate, biotin, folic acid, calcium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite.
I wouldn't use either. Oxbow is the only brand that doesn't have any bad ingredients in it. If you'd like I can find the ingredients. Both of these don't sound like the best. Oxbow Cavy Performance (alfalfa-based) is great for cavies under a year old, and Oxbow Cavy Cuisine is awesome (timothy-based) for those over that. Thanks for the lists!
 

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Our ever reliable mncavylover, gotta love her!
 

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Hehe, I try. Although I'm not on as often, I do try. ;)
 

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Personally I would not feed my guineas pellets. This is because I believe that it is nicer for them to have a variety.
 

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If you don't feed them pellets, you really need to be knowledgable about exactly what vitamins and minerals they are getting every day through their vegetables and hay. C is important, but that's not all they need. It's much easier to just go with a pellet you trust.
 
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