Today we are reviewing
Nature’s Own Guinea Pig Food.
What is Nature’s Own Guinea Pig Food?:
- Hay based Guinea Pig Food.
- Muesli style with a forage twist.
What can your Guinea Pig do with Nature’s Own Guinea Pig food?:
- Eat it.
- Forage for it (hide it in toys and hay).
- The first thing you notice is the lack of Vitamin C. The Nature’s Own website states:
There is no need to add Vitamin C to feeds if the ingredients are natural and of good quality – this food is the proof! If your usual guinea pig food has Vitamin C added, this may be due to the low quality or processed nature of the ingredients. On top of that Vitamin C is unstable and it is dubious how much is left intact by the time it reaches your pet’s feeding bowl when added in this way.
- I know I feed a varied, fresh and healthy diet so feel content that the Squidgypigs will not miss out on vitamin C.
- You will notice the feeding recommendation is to feed ‘ad-lib’ and not the usual 50g-80g you usually see. I like that Nature’s Own aren’t trying to copy other companies and instead are very happy to do their own thing.
Where can I buy Nature’s Own Guinea Pig Food?:
- Online at Nature’s Own.
- Good pet shops (request it if not already stocked).
- £14 for 4 x 2kg at Nature’s Own.
- As with their lovely Sweet Green Hay this Nature’s Own Food had a lovely sweet aroma.
- The Squidgypigs appear to have universally enjoyed this food and get quite excited at the mere sound of me rustling the bag.
- I was intrigued by the omission of added vitamin C in the ingredients however I wasn’t discouraged as I was aware that even in the most expensive of pellet foods the vitamin C dissipates if stored.
- I liked the ‘ad-lib’ feeding recommendation as not only is this a far more natural way of feeding, but additionally a much more practical way of feeding large groups where even carefully measured out individual bowls quickly become a nightmare vision of an all you can eat piggy buffet!
- I love that being hay based this food is helping to wear down their teeth.
- Although there are often concerns over ‘selective’ feeding when muesli style mixes mentioned I can confirm I witnessed no evidence of this with each pig seemingly enjoying the variety the mix offered.
- I fed both in large bowls and also scattered in their hay ‘kitchens’ both were enjoyed by the Squidgypigs but I felt recreating foraging opportunities brought extra amusement and less chance of boredom.
- Having witnessed the Squidgypigs crowding around this food it is clear Nature’s Own Guinea Pig Food does not disappoint taste-wise.
- From the quantity of well formed healthy poop around the cages after introducing Nature’s Own Guinea Pig Food I know the fibre rich formula works very well for my herd and urge you to give it a go.
Please note: Nature’s Own sent us this Guinea Pig Food to review. If you would like to know more about Nature’s Own please visit their site at: http://naturesownpets.co.uk