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Diet pellets

bernyb

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Cavy Slave
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Are pellets absolutely necessary? My boys get unlimited fresh grasses/hay and thier ration of veggies daily.
 
I like to think of pellets as a multi-vitamin. It doesn't replace eating fresh, wholesome foods, but it's hard to get all your daily requirements in one day. Stuff like vitamin D, which piggies need, are also more difficult for them to get. Even people that feed an exclusive hay and veggie diet sometimes supplement with specific vitamins.

I'd keep feeding pellets as long as you have access to high quality ones. Just to feel more assured that your piggie is getting the nutrients he/she needs. Oxbow and KMS are the best, but Sweet Meadow and Mazuri are alternatives.
 
Thank you. I should have thought of that. I was asking because I've run out and it will be a day or so until I can get into the city to get more. (I use Oxbow.)
 
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