I have tried several varieties of guinea pig food as I have fussy piggies. I picked this one up in Asda it was £2.02. The food comes in a bright red and blue packet with a picture of two guinea pigs on the front. A bag contains 2kg of food.
The ingredients are;
Wheat, maize, grass, peas, oats, oatfeed, wheatfeed, toasted soya, sunflower, syrup, linseed, vegetable oil, yeast, vitamins and minerals.
The nutritional value is listed as;
Vitamin A 20,000 iu/kg
Vitamin D3 1200 iu/kg
Vitamin C 200 iu/kg
Vitamin E as Alpha Tocopherol 40 iu/kg
Copper as Cupric Sulphate 16 mg/kg
Vitamin levels are present until 3 months after the Best before date.
It states on the packet a bag should last one guinea pig for 50 days if you feed them the recommended 40g per day.
When you open the packet it has a good mix of pellets as well as bits of corn and crushed peas. My guinea pigs didn't get on with this food, he picked at the peas and corn but left the little nuggets that come in the bag. It seemed like these nuggets made up the majority of the bag. I therefore had to feed them more often and as a result the bag didn't last very long. I also found that once I got to the end of the packet there was a lot of dust left.
I wouldn't buy this food again purely because my guinea pigs didn't like it. Overall the nutritional content of the food was correct for guinea pigs and it may suit some. I have since switched to Tesco Value food, which is cheaper and they don't leave any bits!
I have two Guinea Pigs, Splodge and Twinkle, that I spoil rotten . Every day they get fresh hay, fresh water, and plenty of fresh fruit and veg - overall, a quite nice diet .
Despite all this, they need dry food too - as do all Guinea Pigs- as they have an inability to make vitamin C from the glucose in their food . You can get vitamin supplements to add to the water, but I like to pick a nutritionally balanced dry food that will give them everything they need, and to have this makeup the bulk of their diet, with the fresh fruit and veg as an extra treat .
There is no particular reason I use Wagg over any other food for my pets - they are babies from my dads Guinea Pigs, and ths was the food they were used to eating there before I took them home . Seeing no reason to disrupt their diet, I stayed with the same food, which costs around 1.99 for a 2kg pack, which according to the bag will feed a guinea pig for 50 days if they have 40G a day .
The food itself is a mixture of colours and textures - little brown nuggets, sweetcorn, assorted seed and grains, something that looks like a squished pea, and bits of grass . It all seems pretty well mixed together, and my guinea pigs seem to enjoy it, although they do tend to leave the squished pea looking bits. Fussy little pigs!
As well as the much needed vitamin C, this food also has added fibre and yeast to stimulate the guinea pigs digestion, and omega 3 and 6 to help give the guinea pigs healthy skin and a well conditioned coat . As well as this there is also added calcium for healthy bones and teeth, and plenty of other vitamins and minerals to ensure you strike the right balance .
My piggies have been on this since birth, and they seem to love it . They have good strong teeth and wonderful soft silky coats. They are lively, bouncy and energetic, and certainly seem very health. If this is down to the Wagg - who can say, but they certainly aren't suffering for it, and are always very keen to get stuck in when I fill their dry food bowl .
I certainly recommend this - it has plenty of added vitamins and minerals that guinea pigs need to stay healthy, some of which they simply can't process from other foods. It's not expensive, and even with two greedy guinea pigs, the bag lasts a good 2/3 weeks . It's available in all major supermarkets and most petshops .
4 stars - one off because the pigs don't eat the squished pea bit!
Wagg Guinea Pig Crunch!
I have two guinea pigs and my guinea pigs have tried the muesli/ guinea pig crunch but they really don't seem to like it very much! They just eat some of the little bits in it that they like but they leave the bits that they don't like, which is quite a lot of it a the bottom of their food bowls! My guinea pigs are then really hungry when I come in from studying or shopping and I just hear the loud wheeking sound from the piggies - which is very cute but it means that they have not been eating the dry guinea pig crunch food. So I have had to buy the other guinea pig dry food that I have just reviewed - guinea pig nuggets.
I don't think I will be buying this product again as my guinea pigs don't like it but your guinea pigs may be different but in my opinion it is better to get a nugget bag as they are all the same and they can't be picky with the nuggets. like they can be with the crunch. And my guinea pigs like the small pieces in the crunch which the can't get to without pushing all of the other unwanted food out of the way and onto the floor.
If you want your piggies to try it then you can buy it from pets at home or I bought it from Tesco. It is £2 - £3, but this is for quite a small bag and in my opinion the price should be lower for the amount of food that you get in each one, as the bag is not completely full.
*Not the cheapest dry food - but most dry foods are not very cheap
*Wide range of various food types in the product
*My guinea pigs leave quite a lot of the food as they don't like it
*It does contain added vitamin C which is essential for guinea pigs
*In my opinion other products such as the pets at home nuggets are better.
Thank you for reading my review
Wagg foods has been making pet food for over 25 years. They produce food for dogs, and small animals - including guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, mice & rats.
All of the small animal food contains no artificial colors or flavors, which is good to know.
Their website can be found at: http://www.waggfoods.co.uk/default.aspx
Food is available to buy online, or it can be brought in most supermarkets / pet shops.
I have two adult guinea pigs, and we have always fed them on the Wagg guinea pig crunch since they were tiny, with no problems. They always weeeek for their food every morning, so they must enjoy it!
Guinea pigs need vitamin C, as they cannot make it themselves. It is important to feed them only guinea pig food, as this contains added vitamin C, where as rabbit food doesn't.
The food is made up of pellets, peas, wheat, oats, toasted soya, maize, grass, veg oil, apples, vitamins and minerals, linseed and a few other bits and pieces.
I buy the 2kg bags, and they last our two, about a month or so. Wagg recommends you feed each guinea pig, 35g - 50g per day, so I guess this is about right.
Along with this, guinea pigs should be given fresh timothy hay, which should be available at all times, as well as fresh vegetables, given at least once a day.
This bag of food retails at about £2.04 in Sainsburys, and around the same price in Asda etc. It is good that it can be brought in supermarkets, as it means you can just pop a bag in your trolley whilst doing your normal shopping!
We have two very hungry fully grown Guinea Pigs, and we now buy their food in bulk as we find it much easier to buy 15kilos of the stuff at once rather than smaller 5k bags, so thats what we do.
We used to get Gerty Guinea Pig, which was recommended to us by the pet shop, and we bought a 15kilo bag for £30, which we didn't think was bad, until when it ran out we began to look for more, and realised you could get Wagg Guinea Pig food in 15k bags for £10-£15! We were made up, but thought it best if we bought a small bag first to make sure they'd eat it at all!
When we got it, I must admit I wasn't as impressed as with gerty, but seeing as it was a third of the price, its bound to be less quality, and it looked alot better than some stuff you see!!!
It has basically squashed peas and sweetcorn, brown "pellets", and seeds. It is pretty "meaty", big pieces. What we noticed though was that our Guinea Pigs wont eat the yellow pieces of squashed Sweetcorn they just leave them at the bottom of the bowl which is very weird, but other than that they seem to like the food as much as the Gerty, the only thing is that the Wagg food doesn't have any pieces of straw in, which are our guineas fav pieces!!!! So we buy them Timothy hay as a supplement to the hay they sleep on (which is basic hay from the farm!) and give them their daily veg too!!!
Wagg Guinea Pig Crunch is great value for money, especially if your buying in bulk!! Much cheaper than Gerty Guinea Pig, and they seem to like it as much as they liked that! And if your saving yourself £20, well its well worth the shot!!!!!! :-)
Unfortunately most people dont realise that a rabbits and guinea pigs nutritional needs are different so feed them both on rabbit food but this is no good for your guinea pig, this is a realy good food that we have used with our guinea pigs.
It is a dry food which is balanced in the essential vitamins and proteins your guinea pig needs to stay healthy, it is high in vitamin c which is essential for your guinea pigs health but this food is not intended to replace fruit and veg, it should be fed to your guinea pig along with his or hers usual fruit and veg.
My favourite part about this food is that unlike other dry foods for guinea pigs you dont end up with lots of dust at the bottom of your bag which is a great added bonus for me suffering with a dust allergy.
You can buy this from morrisons, wilkos or asda, in asda it is £2.38 for a 2 kg bag which is ideal if you only have one guinea pig but if like me you have a family of them you are better off buying on line as you can buy a 15kg bag for £9.50
There is a whole host of ingredients that go into making this food but the one that stands out the most when you look at the food is the peas, they are fresh peas that have been dryed, my guinea pigs love these.
Contains peas / wheat / wheatfeed / oatfeed / maize / oats / grass / sunflower extract / vegetable oil / syrup / carob meal / linseed / yeast