Knowing everything about Little One guinea pig food is worthwhile for anyone who decides to get these attractive creatures. In the assortment, various feeds of 400-900 g each deserve mention, and maximum attention should be paid to their composition. It is also worth getting acquainted with the “Green Valley” of herbs and classic food, with recommendations for feeding all this wealth.
Advantages and disadvantages
Proper, rich Little One guinea pig foods appeal to almost all guinea pigs. Many animals simply do not leave anything in their dishes. The value for money is very attractive. The composition is varied and balanced, such food is inexpensive and its volume is selected according to all the rules.
It is worth noting that some pets may ignore green granules, and there are too many flakes in the feed. Some feed options come in not the most convenient packaging. The lack of zip locks and the gap not along the seam are very depressing. The problem is the inability to close previously opened packaging, due to which the food quickly deteriorates.
However, in terms of the chemical composition and usefulness of the feed, they are quite worthy. It should only be taken into account that they will not replace ordinary hay, but will only supplement it.
Almost all feeds have a weight distribution of 400 g or 900 g. You can choose one or another option without any problems. A very good product is the Green Valley feed made from herbs, which includes 60 plant species.
“Green Valley” is produced according to the company’s original method of pressing under pressure. This approach guarantees the preservation of all useful and nutritious components originally contained in the selected raw materials.
This diet is rich in fiber. It is valuable for representatives of the pig family not only by maintaining good digestion, but also by a positive effect on the teeth. Monobasic carboxylic acids guarantee a decent condition of the skin and improve the condition of the fur.
Thanks to the introduction of yeast extract, the immune system is put in order, the overall tone of the body is increased, and the risk of the harmful effects of free radicals is reduced. The necessary nutritional diversity is provided by the addition of dried flowers, vegetables and berries.
The composition of the “Green Valley” deliberately does not include any dyes and flavors. But there is:
- herbs growing in the mountains and in the meadows;
- flax oil;
- pulp of pumpkin and flax (subjected to drying);
- parsnip (it is also dried);
- cornflower blue flowers;
- rose petals;
- yucca extract.
An alternative would be Little One Guinea Pigs. This is a completely balanced food for a complete diet. It includes strictly natural ingredients. There is a complete set of micro and macro elements that are needed for the proper growth and functioning of the pet’s body. The main components are:
- granulated herbs;
- puffed and flattened barley;
- air wheat;
- flattened oats;
- sunflower seeds;
- dried mass of carrots and alfalfa;
- yucca extract.
There is another type – a complete food with enhanced fortification. It contains a large amount of ascorbic acid. Air grains and various rare fruits are also added there.
But there are also special sticks. They are suitable not only for guinea pigs, but also for some other rodents.
This is a supplementary food containing:
- yellow millet;
- red panic;
- vitamin and mineral complex.
You can use the “Green Valley” without any restrictions. This is both the main feed and an addition to hay, allowing you to diversify the botanical mixture. Little One Guinea Pigs should be used in the amount of 0.035-0.05 kg per rodent. The exact amount is chosen according to the size of the pet. Feed should be given twice a day, at the same time.
In addition to special nutrition, fresh water is necessary for a guinea pig. Grain feeds also need to be supplemented with fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs. You can not refuse to add hay.
New food should be given to the animal with caution, at first in small doses. For any problems, you should consult with your veterinarian.