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Nugget Comparison Chart

Discussion in 'Food' started by Flutterby, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Flutterby

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    Ok, I've highlighted in red the grain free foods and highlighted in green the foods with really low calcium.

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    I will get you a photo of the wilko own brand packaging, I have some upstairs. It was the only pellets my baby boys would eat alongside the haygates. It would not have been my first choice.
     
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    @Flutterby This is fab! Will indeed turn into a sticKY AND POP THE LATEST SPREADSHEET AT TOP - will do this tomorrow when dot have a spinney head lol :)) and wont mess it up Hence the caps lock typing above. Mrs SB made me go to the pub :))
     
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    Oh yeah I know! I gave my past pig muesli once when he broke his teeth because I thought it might be easier for him to eat. He ignored all of it except the flaked peas lol. This was a few years ago when I was much younger though and just trying to do the best for Toffee.

    Thanks for adding grain free and bladder pig foods :)
     
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    Is this your punishment for nicking her Ferraro Roches? :))
     
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    Hahah I'm sure you were forced!
     
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    Pleasure amazing what a clear head can do!
     
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    A local rescue recommended muesli for guinea pigs. Its what they feed along with readigrass. Good rescue too.
     
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    We don't recommend muesli as it contains seeds which guinea pigs struggle to eat and it also can lead to them picking out what they want to eat and leaving the rest.
     
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    So which IS the best nugget food to give to the Guinea pigs!?!
     
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    My pair love, love, LOVE the nuggety bits in Wagg muesli (which was bought by my well-meaning mother) so I mix the Wagg in with their regular nuggets and also sprinkle the odd handful into one of their hay trays - yes, it means I'm throwing away a lot of corn and pea flakes (they steadfastly refuse to eat them), but I like to think it encourages them to root about (which they LOVE - food seems to taste so much better for them if they're made to search for it, I think it's the 'reward' factor!). Also, as Wagg is so cheap (i.e. this bag was free! I don't feel so bad about chucking most of it, so I'll probably continue using it as *puts on posh hat* habitat enrichment :))
     
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    What the best food IS all depends on your budget and your pigs needs. Obviously I would recommend the ones highlighted in red, but not everyone can afford the price of those foods and sometimes the pigs won't like them. You want a food that is low protein, low calcium, low fat and high in fibre. Most of the foods in the table are perfectly fine.
     
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    This looks great. I was preparing a sticky already but has been difficult to fit around work so will find out if I need to finish it or not.
     
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    Thanks x
     
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    Yes its in the chart at the beginning of the thread. Its an excellent food.
     
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