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Blooberry

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Can I ask a few basic questions having read the guidance on feeding pellets again. We have switched to science selective grain free pellets (No alfalfa) and because we have a 5mth old (joined us in Jan) and 2 6mth olds and a 2yr old; one of questions is, do younger piggies (up to 6mths) need alfalfa based pellets? The guidance for under 6mths is circa 40g a day and for piggies from 12mths onwards 10g. So from 6mths onwards piggies should be weaned down to 10g a day? Or a table spoon? We have separate bowls for all 4 piggies and I tend to split allowance into 2 feeds. (No stealing). Just want to make sure my youngsters are getting enough for growth? I may have misunderstood the guidance - still not sure what we do between 6mths and 12mths. Sorry if I’m being dense. 😐
 

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I never fed my pigs alfalfa when young, maybe once but thats it. I dont think it is important, some might have different opinions. My pigs are healthy 👍
 

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I agree with everyone. I feed mine oxbow and have for a really long time. I think it's one of the best brands :)
 

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Mine are on great and small nuggets at present as thats what the pet shop had them on in the pet shop had m on
They will be having Harringtons after the great and small nuggets are finnished
 

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When we had a three week old who is now five-year-old we just fed her Harringtons pellets so nothing special, I think the pellets you are using will be fine
 

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To much alfalfa is bad for them anyway so don’t worry too much about alfalfa If your not feeding it
 

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My piggies have always had science selective grain free pellets, even the youngest ones we got aged 10 or 11 weeks old. I was offered some weird specialist high calorie pellet when we got our baby skinny pig but I just feed her the same stuff as the others plus some porridge oats...
I think its easy to over think things and worry about nutrition, but in the wild they would be eating mostly dry grass is the way I see it- other people may see things differently though!
 

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Rosewood naturals do a pellit called Meadow menu Which consists of different grasses
U can get it on amazon
Its a really good food
U can get 9 kg for a really good price
 

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My piggies have always had science selective grain free pellets, even the youngest ones we got aged 10 or 11 weeks old. I was offered some weird specialist high calorie pellet when we got our baby skinny pig but I just feed her the same stuff as the others plus some porridge oats...
I think its easy to over think things and worry about nutrition, but in the wild they would be eating mostly dry grass is the way I see it- other people may see things differently though!
My piggies have always had science selective grain free pellets, even the youngest ones we got aged 10 or 11 weeks old. I was offered some weird specialist high calorie pellet when we got our baby skinny pig but I just feed her the same stuff as the others plus some porridge oats...
I think its easy to over think things and worry about nutrition, but in the wild they would be eating mostly dry grass is the way I see it- other people may see things differently though!
Thank you piggiepurple. I’m a relative newby and we lost a dear piggie towards the end of last year so I am a bit neurotic now. We now have 4 boars different ages and understand that alfalfa is not good for piggies but I just wondered. Most brands seem to contain it except oxbow (mine weren’t keen) . Why do manufacturers add it? Bulking agent?
 

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Rosewood naturals do a pellit called Meadow menu Which consists of different grasses
U can get it on amazon
Its a really good food
U can get 9 kg for a really good price
Thanks Maddy - will look for that.
 
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