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My guinea pig hated this. First of all, the food is full of little bits that look horrible. It actually looks like someone has vomited inside the bag. The food hardly looks appealing. It's normal to have some dust in the bottom of the bag but the bag contained around 40% of dust that wasn't edible (edible to my guinea pig obviously). I ended up throwing a third of the bag away as I knew that Guinness would just turn his nose up at it. A waste of money. The dust also started my nose off.
The bag also ripped easily. It tore as soon as I got it home, which was a pain. I had to transfer the food into another container shortly after tearing as the bag just fell apart. My guinea pig didn't enjoy this food. I know this as he usually eats pretty much anything and everything (including curtains LOL). Guinness didn't really eat much of this when it was in his bowl, he just sort of picked his way through it. I think he must have consumed around a third of a bowl each time. Oh well. I won't be buying this one again. It was cheap at £1 a bag, from a market stall, however it is terrible food and I won't recommend it. Sorry Gerty! It stinks too!
The packaging doesn't look very premium either. It just looks cheap, which it is!
Not the best food for pigs!
I recently bought a 2 lb bag for 6 dollors, which i don't think is that bad, not like people would assume anyways. However I also found that my pig picks out her faves, which are the hayish strands, dark pellets and some of the colorful chunks. But I didn't want to worry about the vitamin content so i also give my pig another brand of food in another dish that i KNOW has vitamin E and C. This way she gets a varriety. If I see she's eating more of the gerty's brand then i take it out for a day or two and give her just the other!
Also examine the food before you put it in because after hearing about the one customers consern about animal parts i check it out before i put it in my pigs bowl!
Hope I helped
wtyl (write to you later)
I have given Gerty Guineapig food to my guineapigs for the last 2 years, but recently found a small foreign object in it that looked like a dead animal (it had fur and bones - probably part of a rat or mouse!). I sent this back to supreme with a letter and asked for an explanation and a refund as I had to throw the rest of the contaminated food away. That was two months ago and I havn't heard anything from them! Because of this, I wouldn't buy it again. I'm worried what might be able to contaminate their food at their packaging facilities. Apart from that, the guineapigs did seem to like it, but tend to pick out their favourite pieces and leave the rest, which is not very good for them healthwise. I now buy a complete guineapig food - Burgess Supa guinea.
For 8 Years i had many guineapigs (34 at one point) and when i first started out i waslead to beleive that gerty guineapig was the best food for them. however over one year of using it i found that my guineapigs coats were not as shiney as they could be and also that a lot of them were reluctant to breed (this i now know was due to the low vitamin E content in gerty guineapig). Even to look at gerty guineapig was overly dry, with hard peices of sweetcorn and often there would be some left over in the bowls, which is very unufual for guineapigs as anyone who has ever owned one will know!!!
i started to add vitasol multivitamins to there water and this helped a lot and they all picked up a little, and i thought nothing more of it.
until a friend who also bread guineapigs invited me over to see her lot and i saw a difference straight away. they were all sparkly eyed and glossy coats and they would breed without problems and live long healthy lives. after discussing her daily routine with her pigs the only difference we could find was the food she gave them. she bought 15kg bags of Supreme Guineapig Food made by a company called diamond. i decided to give it a go, it was more than 50% cheaper for the new food also which made it deffinetly worth a try as with over 30 hungry pigs to feed the saving was huge.
i bought a bag of supreme guineapig food and the diffeence was clear as soona s i opened the bag, the food was slightly moist, with an almost oily feel to it, it did not contain any hard dried out sweetcorn and no fattening sunflower seeds. and best of all the guineapigs couldnt get enough of it. within 3 months of making the switch and also continuing with the vitasol multivitamin drops the pigs were happier, more willing to breed, healthier and generaly happier.
I would recomend to anyone who has guineapigs to use vitamin drops allong side whichever feed they use as the vitamin c content in dried foods degrades over time and its always best to make sure your pigs get enough to keep them healthy and happy, as they too like humans, cannot manufacture there own vitamin C.
I would not recomend gerty guineapig to anyone and i think that because of the amount of pigs i owned and saw a difference in every single one of them when i switched over to the different food this is proof that gerty guineapig food just isnt up to scratch.
Contains alfalfa / oats / peas / beans / maize / Vitamin C