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Promotes fussy eating,
This review is from: Wagg Guinea Pig Crunch 15 kg (Misc.)Within the community of Guinea pig rescues/breeders/owners it is widely accepted that Guinea Pigs should not be fed muesli mixes like these, they encourage fussy eating and lead to a piggy essentially not getting a balanced diet as you cannot ensure every piggy eats every bit.
The Wagg nuggets are a far better option and each pellet has everything in it , a lot of guineas will only eat nuggets and will leave most of the muesli anyway.
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Initial post: 30 Jul 2012 14:03:50 BDT
L. Cross says:
This is supposed to be a review of the product from someone who has purchased (and, therefore, chooses to use a guinea pig museli) and how they found the product to be. It is not intended as a soapbox for know-it-alls to express their opinions to people! If you don't like GP mixes - dont buy them! But don't knock the rest of us that choose to!!
The trick to feeding a mix is not to offer too much at any one time. Feed mix once per day (am or pm) and only as much as your pig/s need per day. Weight it out! Sure, they will pick out their favorite ingredients initially but will consume the remaining feed when they become hungry later. And yes, if you offer too much GP mix at once your GPs WILL only eat what they fancy. Bit like leaving children to pick what they want at dinner time! GPs should also be offered fresh vegetables daily - at the other end of the day to when the mix is fed, plus ad-lib (offered as much as they want) quality hay and clean fresh water.
Qualification to comment: I am a breeder, a sucessful exhibitor of cavies and also have a post graduate degree in animal nutrition.
Posted on 8 May 2013 22:33:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 May 2013 22:33:34 BDT
K. S. Bell says:
In an ideal world, yes, mine would eat nuggets like my 5 rabbits do. But, having taken them on from someone else who fed museli to them from 8 weeks old, they will simply not accept nuggets. I tried forcing them, they didn't eat any dry food for about a week, so I switched back to the museli. They eat it all and don't leave any bits so there is no selective feeding, and I refuse to starve them any further to try and get them to eat nuggets. So yes, museli might be bad for some, but some piggies do very well on it.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Jun 2013 16:01:51 BDT
I did use it once, until I learned a better way. If you wanted to use a muesli Wagg is poor anyway!
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 18:00:25 BDT
Miss Holly Grinyer says:
It's one of the best going muesli there is, i know nuggets are better especially as they are antioxidant free however my guineas point blank refuse to eat nuggets (likely boring for them) and they eat every scrap of a muesli mix.
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