Good stores?

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Does anyone know of good stores for Guinea pigs? Besides Cagetopia, the guinea pig market and GuineaDad, i haven’t really found any stores that catch my eye 👀.
 

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What sort of things are you looking for?
Food, hay, cage accessories, etc.?
Are your piggies inside or outside?
Do you use fleece or disposable bedding?

If we have more of an idea what you are after, I am sure people will have lots of suggestions.
 

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What sort of things are you looking for?
Food, hay, cage accessories, etc.?
Are your piggies inside or outside?
Do you use fleece or disposable bedding?

If we have more of an idea what you are after, I am sure people will have lots of suggestions.
I’m not looking for specific things but fleece, food, treats, cages, and things like cuddle cups etc would be great! My piggies are indoors and they use fleece since my skinny pig likes that way more❤
 

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I like small pet select for pellets and hay, a lot of people use it for bedding as well (paper and wood, no fleece) and they do treats too.
 

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I like small pet select for pellets and hay, a lot of people use it for bedding as well (paper and wood, no fleece) and they do treats too.
Thank you :) ! Do you find their pellets and hay to be good quality?
 

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Yes the pellets are Timothy based and are low in calcium (I think) and the hay is fresh and green and they sell different cuts (1st,2nd,3rd cut for Timothy) and they sell orchard grass and oat hay as well. (They sell Alfafa too but that shouldn't be fed as main hay usually because of high calcium content)

The only drawback (for me) is it's quite expensive.
 

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Yes the pellets are Timothy based and are low in calcium (I think) and the hay is fresh and green and they sell different cuts (1st,2nd,3rd cut for Timothy) and they sell orchard grass and oat hay as well. (They sell Alfafa too but that shouldn't be fed as main hay usually because of high calcium content)

The only drawback (for me) is it's quite expensive.
I’m glad you see them as good quality! Definitely looking to try them! It is a bit pricey but I’m okay spending a bit more for 3rd cut as I’ve heard good things :)! I’m going for the option where they send you the product every month etc so I just have to ask, since I don’t really pay attention to the amount eaten by my piggies, would 20LBS of hay and 20LBS of pellets be enough for a month?
 

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They definitely don't eat 20lb of pellets per month, I think I might have bought 15 at the beginning of June (can't remember exact as I threw the bag away and stored in tupperware boxes) but I still have loads left that will probably last till December.

Guinea pigs only need 1tbsp of pellets each per day.

I'm not sure about the hay though, that will definitely be used up quicker than the pellets.
 

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They definitely don't eat 20lb of pellets per month, I think I might have bought 15 at the beginning of June (can't remember exact as I threw the bag away and stored in tupperware boxes) but I still have loads left that will probably last till December.

Guinea pigs only need 1tbsp of pellets each per day.

I'm not sure about the hay though, that will definitely be used up quicker than the pellets.
I thought 20LBS seemed like too much too but it comes with the 20LBS of hay it’s like a combo thing haha.Would you recommend just getting the hay monthly and just buying the pellets when needed?
 

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yes that might be a better idea. I'd probably get 1 hay bag as a one-off just to see how long it lasts so they don't pile up if you're not using a whole bag each month. And then when you get the balance right go for a subscription.
 

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yes that might be a better idea. I'd probably get 1 hay bag as a one-off just to see how long it lasts so they don't pile up if you're not using a whole bag each month. And then when you get the balance right go for a subscription.
You’re so right! I don’t know why my brain completely blocked that as an option haha! Thank you so much❤
 
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