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Burgess pellets

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Hi,

Both my boys are fed on Burgess pellets the carrot and mint (think that’s the flavour😂 the orange bag as opposed to the purple they do). I actually feed my rabbit on the same stuff and this is the only food he eats (my boys aren’t fussed).

When I had Steve at the vets about his squeaking while weeing (still an issue every now and again but no blood since that initial episode) I queried whether his pellets should change as a result and whether they might be to blame. My vet said that they shouldn’t be and that they’re a high quality brand and will be fine to stay on. I trust my vet and I feel like they are a great pellet HOWEVER, I also recently read on a thread I follow similar to this on Facebook that these pellets contain ingredients that increase the chance of squeaking while peeing...does anyone else believe this? Is this true?

Sorry I realise it’s a bit of a ramble but ideally I don’t want to change unless these are actually bad because everyone enjoys them and up until now I’ve gone on the assumption that these are a good quality pellet.

many thanks!
 

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Hi,

Both my boys are fed on Burgess pellets the carrot and mint (think that’s the flavour😂 the orange bag as opposed to the purple they do). I actually feed my rabbit on the same stuff and this is the only food he eats (my boys aren’t fussed).

When I had Steve at the vets about his squeaking while weeing (still an issue every now and again but no blood since that initial episode) I queried whether his pellets should change as a result and whether they might be to blame. My vet said that they shouldn’t be and that they’re a high quality brand and will be fine to stay on. I trust my vet and I feel like they are a great pellet HOWEVER, I also recently read on a thread I follow similar to this on Facebook that these pellets contain ingredients that increase the chance of squeaking while peeing...does anyone else believe this? Is this true?

Sorry I realise it’s a bit of a ramble but ideally I don’t want to change unless these are actually bad because everyone enjoys them and up until now I’ve gone on the assumption that these are a good quality pellet.

many thanks!

Hi!

Please filter your water and don't feed more than 1 tablespoon of pellets per piggy per day max. Any pellet brand contains more calcium than even the most calcium rich veg in comparison but even more comes with the water.
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In my opinion, Burgess are avery popular pellet to buy, but they arnt the best to be fair, you want to find a timothy hay based pellet. I preferred to feed Harringtons or science select grain free. The very best for being natural, cold pressed ( keeps more goodness is the pellet), soy free and grain free, are rosewood meadow menu. But not many people seem to be able to get their pigs to like them. I've just failed recently, so have gone back to science select grain free. I only feed one tablespoon every other day now, because my female Guinea pig has just had bladder stones and a horrible uti on top of it. I also filter their water.
 

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Burgess are recommended by my vet and after Rusty's stone in January I went back to feeding them having gone on to SS grain free a year or two before. Apparently soy is a problem for bladders but Burgess contains it as well so not sure where my vets coming from, unless maybe they contain less. At the moment I'm on the hunt for a grain and soy free pellet that doesn't cost the earth and is easy to get hold of. Mine wouldn't eat the Rosewood ones either. I have some Hay Box ones arriving sometime this week to try. Mine will eat JR Farm and Versele Laga Cavia but both are sometimes difficult to get hold of and delivery costs make them expensive.
 
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