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This review is also on my ciao account under the username alexcatt97. This treat was a real disappointment for me as when I was looking at the shelves at Asda and saw a carrot treat for my guinea pig I just had to buy it as my guinea pigs love carrot. I don't really like the Waggs brand that much as I think the food is pretty dull but I had to get this and was hoping my pets would love them. I bought it for £1.40 for a 100g bag. The treats are suitable for most small animals (Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils) and this was ideal as I could give it to all of my pets, my hamsters and my guinea pigs instead of buying separate treats for each and spending more money.
As this is a treat I do not expect to see it being really healthy for the pet because it is a treat to be given occasionally but for a lot of the treats that I buy especially ones from pets at home I have noticed they have a lot of things which are good and complementary to my pets diet whereas this treat doesn't have any of that except for 5% dried carrot (only 5% when it is a carrot treat? Sounds a bit odd) which is pointless because I give my pets fresh carrots all the time. The rest is really just compiled with the same stuff as you would find in most treats such as fat and protein as the main ingredients so not the most nutritious or healthy treat around but again that is not the most important thing about the treat however I was surprised to see that it didn't have any artificial flavours or colours which is good.
===Guinea pig enjoyment===
As I know my guinea pigs love carrot as I said before I had to buy these for them and was looking forward to giving them to them and them enjoying them. I did not get to experience them enjoy these treats because they didn't eat them at all, whether I feed them from my hand or if I put them in their bowl they don't touch them and all they do is sniff them once and leave them alone which I think is because the treat is actually only 5% dried carrot and they don't smell like carrot either so I am not surprised they don't go to eat them. I was pretty disappointed with these treats because of that and now I know just to buy the normal non branded pets at home treats fro my guinea pigs because ultimately they are healthier and my guinea pigs will actually eat them.
I knew my guinea pigs were a bit fussy with treats so I gave these treats a shot with my hamsters to see if it was just my guinea pigs being fussy or if they are actually just rubbish treats. I gave them to all three of my hamsters in their bowls and feeding them buy hand and each one again didn't touch the treats at all and went for the treats that they normally have. I know that my hamsters love treats and the fact that all three declined the treat obviously means that these treats are not very good and pets wont enjoy them - my hamsters definitely didn't and nor my guinea pigs.
===Value for money===
I paid £1.40 for this bag of treats in Asda so prices will probably be around that mark in various places but really I don't want to pay that money for a bag of treats which has no nutritional value and that my pets wont eat so the value for money on this product is very poor.
Overall I never really liked the Waggs brand very much but this has just reinforced the opinion as my pets hated it. This treat compares very badly to many on the market and in my opinion I would rather buy a non branded bag of treats than these because most of them my pets will eat and enjoy but will actually be a benefit to them unlike these. Because of this I would not recommend you buy these for your pets.
I am a hamster crazy lady! At the moment I have 4 hamsters in my care after recently losing my beloved Maud Francis last week. I adore little furries and would have hundreds of them if I could but I'm constantly reigned in by other people or I'd be overrun with them lol.
My hamsters follow a flipping good diet. I buy them the best hamster food available and they have a constant supply of fresh fruit and veg too. Of course I love spoiling them as well and buy them plenty of treats though I always follow the feeding guide on packets to not make them ill or fat or anything rest assured lol!
These I spotted in my local Asda store the other night. On the font of the bag we are told that they are suitable for Rabbits and Guinea pigs, luckily because there wern't many rodent treats available for me to buy at the time I did pick up the bag to see if I could get away with trying them with my lot as something different when the information on the back of the bag told me that they are also suitable for hamsters and gerbils so at a pound a bag I bought them chuffed to bits I'd not got them the usual chocolates they must get so bored of (well actually I did but as well as these to be honest lol!).
The bag is light green and orange in colour with a photograph of a few of the treats on there and we are told that they are Wagg Carrot Sticks and that they are 'Crunchy, tasty treats for rabbits and guinea pigs,' and that they contain added calcium for healthy teeth and contain no artificial colours or flavours and the size of the bag is stated too which is 100g (and the only size I have personally seen these available to purchase in). On the back of the bag other information listed includes the ingredients being given, a feeding guide is listed and contact details for Wagg Foods are given. Its a nice easy enough to open bag this, though no reseal is given.
The Hamsters And The Carrot Sticks:
All the feeding guide says on the packet is to give these treats freely, reducing the usual diet of main food accordingly. Me, I find one of these carrot sticks is more than enough for my lot and in fact one carrot stick probably lasts 3 days before I have to throw a little out of the cages which is left as they never manage to consume it all.
The carrot sticks were not what I was expecting really in appearance. They are a dark orange in colour and hard oblong shaped pieces of dry biscuit. Think dried cat or dog food. They have no smell to them to me and you do get loads of them in a bag so I did feel when I opened said bag that I got value for my money.
Even better, every single one of my hamsters love these! I have a fussy Russian Dwarf (Eric) who eats his meals but isn't into treats and I can easily snap one of these in half so its easier for him to hold and he'll happily nibble away at it. My Syrians, Trevor (and his son) Englebert both, as well as Reginald all store these in their cheeks easily till later and because they hard to begin with are still crunchy later when they do want to consume them! For my hamsters they are hard work to nibble on, I can hear the crunch and it keeps them busy for a while and I know they're eating something rather good for them and their sharp fangs!
These are made from wheat and dried carrot (as well as a few other bits and pieces) and all I can say is that my lot seem in really good health. If they see me coming towards their cages with one of these in my hand they get excited which I love! I can't say if these treats have anything to do with keeping them in such good shape in all honesty but they enjoy these treats and thats the main thing for me anyway!
Available in all good supermarkets and pet shops etc.
My bunny simply loves these. Being a bunny of seven years old and is very much set in her ways, she turns her nose up at most foods and is fussy little bunny to say the least. She divides her food out and eats only brightly coloured foods, leaving everything else. So I thought I would buy her these as a treat for Christmas in her stocking (yes I am that sad) and she had eaten the lot by boxing day!!
I am impressed by these as not only do they contain carrots and they are carrot shaped, they are also in a resealable package, are very reasonably priced and is a brand that I use for both my rabbits and dogs daily food.
I continue to use these now as a daily treat for Upsy and would not hesitate to recommend them for rabbits old and young. Upsy is a Netherland Dwarf and being only little she can managed these easily.
Recently I have bought a pet rabbit, Peter. He is very spoilt by all of the family. My mother was doing the weekly shop at Asda when she came across these Waggs Carrot sticks, so she decided to purchase them for Peter. They cost £1.23 at Asda however they are available in other stores such as Wilkinsons.
The Carrot sticks come in a cardboard box with a inner bag with 100g of the Carrot sticks in, this bag helps to keep the sticks fresh. The box is split into the colours green and orange I am guessing this is to represent the colours of the carrot and its stalk. There is large bold white writing saying 'Wagg' which is the brand. Then there is the same size red bold writing saying 'Carrot Sticks' this is very eye catching and stands out. Also on the front of the box is a small cut out in a triangle shape, this shows then the treats through the plastic bag they are in. Also there is pictures of a guinea pig and a rabbit on the front of the box this is because it states that these treats are specifically for Rabbits and Guinea pigs. The actual Carrot Sticks are orange and are a small quite thin cylinder shape.
What do these little treats contain?
The side of the box gives the information such as ingredients and analysis. These Carrot sticks have ingredients such as Maize, Wheat, Carrot, Limestone and Sunflower oil in. These small treats have 8.5 Protein, 4% Oil, 2.5% Fibre, 4.5% Ash and 1% Calcium. I think this is a great advantage as it lets you know exactly what you are giving your pet!
What do they claim to do?
The product claims to be a crunchy tasty treat for Rabbits and Guinea pigs. However I do not think Peter agrees with this claim. I often give Peter a Carrot stick when he is out playing however he often just leaves it. Sometimes he will go back and eat a little bit but never does he finish them. He would much rather real carrot or other types of treats, when he is given other treats they are gone before you know it.
Also the product claims it has added calcium for healthy teeth for your pets, so I do try to make Peter have a little bit to make sure his teeth are healthy however I am going to try different product. Also it claims to have added phosphorous for strong teeth and bones. But I am sure I will be able to find this is a different product as Peter seems to shove his nose up at these small treats most of the time no matter how long I leave them out for him.
The product also has a feeding guide. It recommends you feed these Carrot sticks any time as a treat. Also it tries to tell you to buy all Wagg Rabbit foods but I do not think Peter would be most pleased!
Peter seems very disappointed with these treats as usually he is a greedy guts and is the first to eat whatever is put in front of him. I will definitely not be buying these ever again. I would much rather buy a different product to help give Peter healthy teeth, bones and other products for him to wear in his teeth.
Thank you for reading my review.
I had popped into the pet shop to pick up some woodshavings for my guinea pigs and saw the Wagg Carrot sticks and decided to treat my two piggies to some.
I paid £1.49 for a packet which come in a cardboard box with an inner plastic bag for extra freshness - think ceral boxes.
Both of my guineas love fresh carrots so I gave each of them one stick and waited for their reaction. My eldest piggy wolfed his down, but he doesn't turn his little nose up at anything - apart from guinea pig mix foods. Whilst my youngest didn't look in the least bit interested, bar a little sniff it was back to the hay.
However big piggy absolutely adores these and will almost beg like a dog for one, so much so that I had to remove the box from the room his cage is in so he can't smell them.
I also have two rabbits but I haven't given them any of these yet - I will have to give them some later and report back, but I would hazard a guess that they will be inhaled rather than eaten as they are not fussy when it comes to all things edible much like big pig.
I would rather feed them fresh veg as treats, so I only give the carrot sticks occaisionally, as they contain added calcium which can cause problems in guinea pigs if given too much, but when I do they are very well received.
Wagg carrot sticks are a treat for any rabbit or guinea pig,
They are hard, crunchy biscuit type treats, that come in a sealed bag for freshness and contain 110g per bag.
These i have seen on sale in asda, morrisons and wilkinsons for £1.49
Both my rabbit and guinea pigs love these, i use them as a treat as i find they will just eat these and not there food given half a chance but they are healthy so it doesnt matter how often you give these to your little friend.
They contain calcium which is good for bones and teeth, not that mine need any help growing there teeth.
The hardness of the biscuit helps to wear down there teeth when they are gnawing on them.
There are no artificial flavours or colours which i was very surprised about and they contain real carrot.
Me and my furry friends love these, they must taste great as they cant get enough of them and they satisfy me in knowing i am giving them something they love that is also good for them.
Contain real carrot / maize / sunflower oil / limestone (min 2.5% added)