|Top Ingredients||Timothy Grass, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Sunflower Meal...||Timothy Grass, Oat Grass, Orchard Grass...||Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...||Wheat, Flaked Peas, Flaked Maize...||Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Soybean Meal, Soybean Hulls...|
|Food Form||Pellets||Pellets||Pellets||Mix, Dried Veggies||Pellets, Dried Fruits, Dried Veggies|
|Health Feature||Vitamins & Minerals||Vitamins & Minerals||—||Vitamins & Minerals||High-Energy, Vitamins & Minerals|
|Small Pet Type||Guinea Pig||Guinea Pig||Guinea Pig||Guinea Pig||Guinea Pig|
|Special Diet||Non-GMO||Non-GMO||High-Protein, High Fiber||—||—|
My two young piggies can't get enough of this food! It is high quality food which makes it a great balance with their fresh veggies. I am very pleased with this product!
Our GP wheeks just as loudly for this as she does for more hay. Very nice!
I bought this as I foster for a rescue and had a few pregnant females. They hated it and refused to eat any of them. The babies once born also hated them. If I put any other pellets in the cage they acted like they were starved and ate ravenously. So I tried feeding these to my other 7 pigs ranging from young to very senior pigs and they all hated them too. Do not recommend. I have used the oxbow essentials young with good results before and will go back to them.
I tried it out because there wasn't any soy. My guinea pigs love it also smells really good.
Don't get me wrong. I love Oxbow products. Just need to tell you that different foods and hay(Alfalfa) is not necessary for baby pigs. I fed this to 2 of my girls who I started at 1 month old and my 3rd girl after they had been weaned from it. They are all on the "adult" version and they love it. My newest baby girl is 7 weeks and I tried to start on same "young" formula. Extremely difficult to do since it supposed to be fed as desired. Separating her from the other 3 at multiple times throughout the day is next to impossible.And she didn't seem to be eating much of it. When she rejoins the older 3, she seemed to be eating there adult pellets and seemed to prefer them.I got so worried about it I asked a vet on a Guinea Pig Forum and she said not to feed Alfafa at all. That includes alfalfa hay also. So I am much relieved and life will be easier for all of us. What I am upset about is Oxbow pushing adult and yong formulas that aren't necessary and maybe harmful. The expense is another issue. So if you want to feed this, go with the adult food and you can be sure your little one can get calcium from veggies. This food is totally not needed in alfalfa based "young" piggies formula.
Pretty much best balanced nutrition for baby pigs. Adult food doesn’t cut it for babies and it’s hard to find other brands formulated just for piglets. Good for the nursing moms too.
My guinea pig is very picky and I’ve went through multiple kinds to find one he likes. I tried this kind and he absolutely loves it. As soon as I put it in the bowl he ran straight to it. I wish it wasn’t so expensive but it’s definitely worth it. It has a very strong smell and it must taste really good.
My two "girls" ~ both 4 months old ~ absolutely love this food! They practically lick their dish clean.
Guinea pigs seem to like the flavor there eating it well