Whether you’re preparing to bring your pet home or the one you already have is refusing to eat, choosing the best guinea pig food is important for their health and well-being. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right food for your pet so we researched the best-selling, top-rated brands to help you find the right one for you and your pet. First, let’s look at some of the key things you should know before you shop.
Package Size: Package sizes vary slightly from product to product. The smallest bag is 4 pounds and the largest is 10. Obviously, the more you buy, the longer it will last but be sure your pet likes it before you buy in bulk.
Contains Fruits/Vegetables: Some of these foods contain real freeze-dried fruits and vegetables. Remember, in an ideal diet for a guinea pig fresh food is important but bits of fruits and vegetable in their dry food can make it more palatable.
Timothy Hay Based: Timothy hay is one of the best foods for guinea pigs and it’s a part of a lot of these dry foods. You can always supplement with Timothy hay, too, but it’s easy if it’s already in their food.
Pellets: All of these foods are made of pellets but they’re not all the same. Some are made of various shapes, sizes, and colors to encourage foraging while others are more uniform to avoid selective eating.
Package Type: There are a few different options when it comes to packaging. Most of these products come in resealable plastic bags which are really convenient. A few come in plastic containers which are a little more convenient.
High Fiber: Generally, if a guinea pig food has Timothy hay in it, it’s high in fiber. The foods that don’t use Timothy hay don’t generally claim to be high in fiber but most use pro and prebiotics to help with digestive health.
Now that you know a little more about guinea pig food, let’s take a look at our top ten picks. Here’ how it works. If you’re in a hurry, start at the top of the list with our top and budget picks. This is the best way to see the range that’s available. Keep reading if you can, there really is a lot of variety here and you never know which one will be the one for you. Alright, let’s go!