Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Blackcurrant and Oregano Review

Today the Squidgypigs are reviewing Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Blackcurrant and Oregano.

Burgess Guinea Pig Food review

What are Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Blackcurrant and Oregano?:

  • A grass based nugget Guinea pig food.
  • Flavoured with Blackcurrant and Oregano.
  • A small dark nugget
  • Rather fragrant.

What can your Guinea Pig do with Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Blackcurrant and Oregano?:

  • Eat them!

Where can I buy Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Blackcurrant and Oregano?:


  • Grass Meal • Wheat • Lucerne • Maize • Soya Bean Hulls* • Oat Feed • Hi Pro Soya* • Peas • Wheatfeed • Unmolassed Sugar Beet Pulp • Yeast •SoyaOil* •Limestone• MonoCalciumPhosphate• DicalciumPhosphat e• Salt• ShortChainFructo-oligosaccharides(0.25%) • Blackcurrant (0.1%) • Oregano (0.06%).

Analytical Constituents:

  • Beneficial fibre 31% • Crude Protein 17% • Crude Oils and Fats 4% • Crude Fibre 15% • Crude Ash 6.5%.


  • Vitamin A (retinylacetate) 25,000iu/kg • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 2,000iu/kg • Vitamin E (dlAlphatocopherol acetate) 155 mg/kg • Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid monophosphate) 1,050 mg/kg • Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate 28 mg/kg • Iodine (Calcium lodateanhydrous) 2.34mg/kg • Sodium Selenite 0.22mg/kg • Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate 133mg/kg • Manganous Oxide 16.1mg/kg • Zinc Oxide 139mg/kg.
  • Technological Additives

Tocopherol Rich Extracts of Natural Origin (E306) 100mg/kg.

“Delicious blackcurrant for extra flavour. Oregano to alleviate stress and aid digestion”


Nutritional Analysis:

  • A standard healthy Guinea Pig diet in the UK consists of: hay, nuggets with vitamin C, fresh veg, healthy snacks and unlimited water.

  • I really like that not only are these nuggets grass based, but also that Burgess emphasise the importance of hay in their suggested feeding plan.
  • In addition to the high vitamin C that everybody expects in a Guinea Pig nugget; It was good to read that these nuggets have a high fibre content to help keep piggy digestive systems in great shape.

Dolly Bubbles.


  • After trialling the rather wonderful Burgess Feeding Hay earlier this week; I was delighted to discover that like their Hay counterparts these Burgess Guinea Pig Nuggets also have an easy open bag.

Easy open bag

  • To open the bag you simply lift the tag and pull across the bag. Blissfully simple.
  • To my utter joy I noticed that the bag is actually resealable! This makes it probably the best Guinea Pig nugget bag…ever 😉.
  • When you open the (easy to open) bag are met with a fruity yet strangely savoury aroma; I’m guessing that the oregano is responsible for this.
  • The scent is definitely pleasant. Ever-so-slightly reminiscent of blackcurrant cordial, but certainly pleasant.

Burgess guinea pig nuggets

  • Nuggets (as I’m sure you know) are designed to stop selective feeding and ensure that every mouthful contains the same nutritional goodness.
  • Burgess Excel Nuggets with Blackcurrant and Oregano are a small, dark nugget.
  • Their small size appears to be a good palatable dimension for all of the Squidgypigs and after feeding there doesn’t seem to be any of the dust and crumbs that you sometimes get with some larger nuggets.
  • Burgess recommend feeding “an egg cup” sized portion per pig, per day. Which is a great way of visualising a relatively small amount of nuggets.
  • This means a 2kg bag would last quite a while.
  • The Squidgypigs universally loved them the very first time they encountered them, this is perhaps the greatest compliment a Guinea Pig can give.
  • Definitely a very popular nugget!


  • The Squidgypigs definitely seemed to enjoy these unusually flavoured nuggets.
  • I liked the fact the Burgess Excel Blackcurrant & Oregano Nuggets had a very distinct look and aroma compared with the other pellets we have reviewed.

If fruity flavours aren’t one of your Guinea Pigs’ favourite things Burgess also make a Guinea Pig Nugget with Mint:

te: Burgess sent us these nuggets to review. If you would like to know more about Burgess you can visit their site at Burgesspetcare.com


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