The guinea pig, is a herbivorous animal whose teeth grow throughout its life. It is therefore very important to take this fact into account when planning your guinea pig’s diet. Dr Rodents guinea pig feed in pellet form provides high-quality ingredients and a balanced diet in the form of hard pellets. Our guinea pig feed was developed by Belgian small animal specialists. Positive feedback from veterinarians, guinea pig breeders and customers are our best recommendation.
Pellet feed for guinea pigs
Why you should choose Dr Rodents pellet feed?
Pelleted feed does not allow your pet to choose only the ingredients it likes best, but force it to eat a balanced diet. Hard pelleted feed facilitates dental abrasion, which is very important for guinea pigs, whose teeth grow throughout their lives. Pelleted feed contains the right proportions of all nutrients, minerals and vitamins.
Ingredients of guinea pig feed
- Dried grass – is a source of dietary fiber, the lack of which is manifested by bloating, constipation and poor health, and in the long run leads to dental overgrowth and inflammation throughout the oral cavity.
- Dried alfalfa – apart from vitamins B, C, D, E, K and minerals such as calcium, silicon, potassium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, alfalfa is a source of protein. The fluorine contained in it protects teeth against cavities and prevents periodontitis.
- Dried carrot (root) – is pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), which has a positive effect on the eyesight, strengthens the immune system, lowers the cholesterol level, slows down the ageing process (antioxidant properties) and improves the flavor of Dr Rodents VetDiet pellet feed.
- Oat bran – a valuable source of fiber, beta-glucans, unsaturated fatty acids and oleic acid; has a positive effect on the condition of blood vessels (reduces the risk of fatty deposits inside the blood vessels). Thanks to B vitamins (especially B6 and B12), it has a positive effect on the functioning of the nervous system, including the brain.
- Pea flakes – provide easily absorbable protein, insoluble as well as soluble fiber and chlorophyll. It contains a lot of vitamins. A characteristic of pea flakes is their attractive taste for guinea pigs, which additionally influences them to want to eat Dr Rodents feed.
- Corn flakes – It is an additive responsible for the energy value of the pig food; in small quantities as an ingredient of guinea pigs pellets – it supplies energy and thanks to it our pet has more strength for play.
- Dried paprika – a rich source of vitamins C, A and E. By regularly feeding your guinea pig feed with dried peppers, you will reduce cardiovascular problems and bad cholesterol levels.
- Dried parsley – a flavor and aroma additive with a high content of vitamin C.
- Dried narrow-leaf plantain – in addition to minerals, supplements the deficiency of vitamins C and K in the daily diet
- Linseed oil – is a must in the diet of guinea pigs. It contains omega-3 fatty acids and enhances the absorption of nutrients, mainly vitamins.
- Calcium carbonate – has a beneficial effect on the skeletal system, which is especially important during growth because it prevents skeletal deformities.
Vitamin C is very important for the proper development of guinea pigs and in the case of adults it helps to maintain good health, good condition and good mood for a longer period of time.
Guinea pig belongs to a small group of animals that can not synthesize or store vitamin C in their bodies, so it is extremely important to have a diet rich in this vitamin, and in case of deficiencies correct supplementation and replenish the deficiencies.
Dosage of guinea pig feed
It is assumed that pellet feed should make up between 5% and 10% of the daily volume of food consumed by your pet. The amount should be adjusted according to the appetite and health of the individual animal. It is recommended to divide the total feed for the day into 2 or 3 portions. Guinea pigs are gluttons and will eat anything you give them, so don’t exaggerate with the amount of food.