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Grainfree Gpig food?

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SecretSquirrel193 Tue 06-Sep-11 22:49:48

Does anyone know if this type of food is good for Gpigs? I have mine on a mix of excel and wagg pellets (not museli) right now, but am placing an order for dog and cat food on zooplus, and they have weird brands, so am looking at other options. I know grain free is good for dogs and cats, but what about gpigs?!

Have googled but no luck

DoesItWearingWellies Wed 07-Sep-11 02:33:51

Naturally, guinea pigs wouldn't have access to many grains, and definitely not in the large quantities found in some guinea pig foods.

Grains are high in carbohydrates and fats, and can also cause digestive upset.

They are supposed to eat grasses and other leafy vegetation, which often make up the majority of ingredients in pellets, and need their diets supplemented with an unlimited supply of good-quality hay.

So, to answer your question, yes, grain-free is good for guinea pigs (and preferrable).

SecretSquirrel193 Thu 08-Sep-11 16:21:19

Thanks smile Have ordered them some grainfree food (just hope they eat it now!!)

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