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Science Selective - Members Reviews

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starshine

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There was a request for this in one of the other posts in here so here you go!

Is not a food I have used so I can't comment!
 

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Thank you Kate ;D

I tried this after not having any luck with Supa Guinea, I saw an ad for a free sample so thought why not! This is the blurb for it.

Science Selective Guinea Pig is made with a blend of tasty herbs:

Dandelion – encourages the natural elimination of stored water and eases constipation
Fennel – stimulates gastric motility to aid digestion and calm bloating
Nettle – contains B vitamins and trace minerals, important for a healthy glossy coat


The Vitamin C in Science Selective Guinea Pig is stabilised and protected to ensure its inclusion remains at a stable level
Fibrous biscuit shape aids dental wear and ensures a healthy digestive system
Natural ingredients provides a natural diet, whilst its manufacturing ensures consistency, resulting in health and vitality
High palatability - with 72%* of guinea pigs preferring Science Selective Guinea Pig when trialled against a competitor product

It also contains Bio-Mos, a prebiotic which assists immune function, aids digestion, and allows beneficial bacteria to flourish

Has added Omega 3 and 6 for healthy skin coats and joints and calcium for teeth and bones.
Also contains alfalfa

Analysis

Protein 16.0%
Oil 4.0%
Fibre 15.0%
Ash 6.5%
Calcium 0.8%
Phosphorus 0.5%
And the vitamin content is 800 mg/kg

And they loved it! success on the pellet front at last! ;D

So I give this product 5 stars.
P.S It was £3.69 for a 2kg bag and sorry it was sooo long ;D

Bev x x
 
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I ran out of Burgess Supa Guinea Excel yesterday and the local pet store didn't have any, so they offered us a bag of Science Selective piggy food. It's not a mix - just plain pellets - and it has very few ingredients, and the ones that are in it seem to put it in better position than BSGE in terms of how good it is:

  • Science Selective is hay-based
  • It contains a blend of natural herbs
  • It has 'bite-sized' pieces

See http://www.russelrabbit.com/science_selective_gp.php for the company info. on it.

Burgess is basically the opposite...it does not contain hay, has a lot of additives/preservatives and it contains beet pulp - known to pose a health risk to animals.

The best thing is, the pigs love it! They aren't too picky about which bits they choose (unlike BSGE which they are picky about) and just seem to love it!

It cost me £4.30 for a 2kg bag, which is 10p more expensive than Burgess.

I give it 4.5 stars. It is very beneficial but the one hang-up with it is that it is alfalfa-based menaing it is notably higher in calcium and protein. Calcium levels would have to be cut down in the rest of the diet of pigs over 6-7 months, meaning no other alfalfa products and not too many carrots/parsley/spinach portions.

x Lau x
 
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karenrgpr

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? Supreme Science Selective is lower in Protein than Burgess isn't it? Not sure about Ca:Ph ratios but I think you'll find Protein is lower. Good for show/breeding pigs though.
I don't feed this to adult pigs (or any other alfalfa based pellet/food). The cut in Calcium across the rest of the diet might have to be quite drastic. When someone cracks this Calcium thing do let me know :)

I give it *for taste (yum) *for being colouring free, as Supreme wouldn't give me the figures to work out if it had the optimal Calcium and Phosphorus (Ratio actually means nothing!) I can't give a star for that so it only gets

2 Stars from me though when I see it disappear I feel it should have more...
 
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dianewilsher

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I recently bought my pigs some Science Selective to build Marble up after her recent skin complaint as my friend
Chrissie from gorgeous Guineas recommended it to me. I have mixed it in with their normal food (Wagg Guinea Pig Crunch from Wilkinson's) and I must say the result is excellent because Marble's skin has now cleared up and her fur is returning where she was bald.

I give it 6 ******. I bought ours from Bunny Basics in Cwmbran

Diane
 
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chinakit

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My piggies have the Science Selective food and really love it (my rabbits love the bunny version too). I sometimes also feed the guinea Excel and the Pets at Home pellets, but they do prefer the Science Selective.
 
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Amsy1991

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Its a great food.I would reccomend it to everyone.

My guinea pigs were very selctive at what they ate and in the end they only ate about 1/2 of what i gave them, if that!Now i have given them this and i only see one or two crumbs left in the bowl!

Its great for all guinea pigs so go and try it!

Amsy1991
 

SweetEdge

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Well, I havent eaten it but Squeak has and she loved it! So I consulted with her on this and she asked me to tell you guys she gives it...

5 ***** !

Trace & Squeak x
 

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Mine love it but for some reason they prefer it during the night when no one can see them :)
 
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newpiggies

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I'm trying to get mine onto it from the Gerty that they had before but with limited success. Not sure they are eating much if any of it.
 
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spudnik

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My Piggies love this food, its head in dishes as soon as it hits the dish!

I like the fact is also got herbs dandelion, nettle and fennel included and doesnt have any colouring.

i give this product 10/10 ive never had a piggie turn it down.
 

pelicano

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One of mine loved it when I got a sample of it free, then of course when I bought a big bag none of them would touch it! ::) It also loses points for being lucerne based, but I think if your piggies will eat it, it's probably a pretty good choice if they won't eat things like Cavy Cuisine.
 

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Feed my piggies Excel Supa GP. Would like to try science selective though. Where could I buy it from... do pets at home sell it? I havent seen it.
 

pelicano

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Not many places do. Some independent pet shops do it, and lots of places online. Definitely not PAH though (they are busy pushing their own brand!)
 
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Rabswood

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Top marks from my pigs.

I tried a number of other pig foods and the pigs wasted alot of it but eat all of their Science Selective.

My rabbits eat the bunny version too.

Rabswood
 

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i feed my guineas gerty guinea pig but found out it wasnt very good for them so where do you but science selective?
 
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newpiggies

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I get it at the pet superstore near me (not p@H) but after a few months of trying to get them to eat it have decided not to get it any more. Sadly they turn their noses up at it and prefer Tesco.
 
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Rabswood

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Dannyr said:
i feed my guineas gerty guinea pig but found out it wasnt very good for them so where do you but science selective?
I asked a small pet shop to order it for me.

Rabswood
 
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