Best Guinea Pig Food Ideas For You [Expert Pick]

A survey has found that: American guinea pig owners spend $252 per month for their pet welfare, which means $3024 per year and the major portion of that money are spending behind commercial pet foods. Thus, the study pop up a question in our mind: are they buying the best guinea pig food?

To find the answer, we had to conduct market analysis, understand people perspective. And those two points showed us that: the majority of the people could not buy the right product for lacking proper information.

Then we decided to structure an informational guideline, by combining basic nutrition and product information, in order to assist the community for choosing the exact guinea pig food. To share the guideline, we want to have your precious time and promise that this time won’t be a loss project at all since upcoming topics are highly concerned about your pet welfare. Therefore, before jumping on the topic in detail let’s look on topic headline first:

  • Major nutritional requirements for guinea pig.
  • Best commercial pet food for guinea pig.
  • Product buying guide.
  • Question/Answer
  • The solution:

Major Nutritional Requirements of Guinea Pig:

First, this session will give a precise idea on basic food value that a guinea pig needs per day. And they are:

Pellets:

It has the most essential nutritional value like vitamin A, C, B, and D, Phosphorous, minerals, biotin, calcium, fat, sugar and other elements. These ingredients help to develop the immune system and muscle.

Grass hays:

Doctor advised to keep a major portion of grass hay in guinea pig regular diet chart. Since it has enough fiber for keeping the digestive system running.

Timothy Hay:

A very essential low fiber hay that helps to fill up protein demand and a high amount of protein lies inside second cutting timothy hay.

Water:

This should be served 24 hours on-demand since it is a great source of potassium, sodium, magnesium and keeps the digestive system running.

Vegetables:

Fresh vegetables are a great source of nutrition because it keeps the intestine fit and healthy.

Best Commercial Pet Food For Guinea Pig

Next section we have adorned with top ten guinea pig commercial food, after analyzing market demand and expert recommendation. So what’s inside? Let’s see then:


1. Oxbow Essentials Adult Guinea Pig


We have placed this product in the first position for retaining their quality for five consecutive generations and most importantly, for balancing vitamin C. since its very important for guinea pig skin. Besides that, we considered these following things, like:

  • This food is free from corn.
  • It has high fiber.
  • The manufacturer did not use any artificial color.
  • It's free from animal fat.
  • Even there is no chemical for preservation.
  • And it has a low amount of protein.
  • Also has balanced calcium and calories.
  • It is made with handpicked timothy hay.
  • The packaging of the product has done in an eco-friendly way.

What did people say about the product?

People had complained about low quantity, low amount of vitamin C and molasses. Apart from that, this product gained a good response.

Our expert opinion

Experts have analyzed the complaint before placing an opinion and figured an explanation, which is: for sustaining product quality, the manufacturer had to balance between vitamin C and molasses, as they are concerning on rabbit health.


2. Burgess Excel Guinea Pig Nuggets with Mint 4kg 


In the second position, we have placed a British pet expert developed product, which fulfilled the needs of guinea pig diet. Because it has the most compact thing for them. So what makes it compact? Let us see then:

  • A proper balance of Vitamin C and fiber are ensured here.
  • Injected all the organic flavors in it.
  • Keeps the pet teeth safe from overgrowing.
  • The 36 % fiber confirms a healthy digestive system.
  • Stable mineral and vitamin of this product keep the pet skin, coat and eyes safe.
  • This food saves your pet from selective feeding.

What did people say about the product?

Since it has enlisted as a new product so the reaction from the people has not found yet, but some YouTuber reviewed it. And complained about vague product description and doubted on product ingredient.

Our expert opinion

Professionals of our team applied this to their guinea pig, did not find any confusing product that may harm guinea pig health but found vague product description. For ensuring community safety. They placed the complaint on behalf of the user.


3. Supreme Selective Fortified Diet Guinea Pigs


The third position is for Supreme Pet Food, as it layers the most balanced protection on guinea pigs digestive system and tooth, even secures the vitamin lacking. Along with that, the food provides a multi-nutritional ingredient to building the pet muscle. Besides these things, there are a lot more things we have found about this product, which are:

  • There is no added sugar for reducing overeating and obesity.
  • This food has no artificial color.
  • The ingredient of the product is handpicked.
  • The manufacturer did not apply any preservative formula.
  • It is made of alfalfa hay.
  • Ingredients like Fennel and Dandelion are used.
  • The food is full of fiber.
  • It also contains Omega 3.

What did people say about the product?

Most of the people loved the product and expressed the satisfaction on it but some user did not prefer this for adult guinea pig as it has alfalfa hay.

Our expert opinion

After experimenting, the user complains, our expert suggested giving this adult in low volume, means once a weak. In this way, the balance of adult regular diet will be in line.


4. Small Pet Select 2nd Cutting "Perfect Blend" Timothy Hay Pet Food


For all in one feature, this product has gained fourth position and the term “all in one” means: this product is suitable for rabbit, guinea pigs, and the chinchilla. So if you have those three pet then feel free to give this to them.  Beside those features, the product has more unique features, such as:

  • This product is totally based on timothy hay
  • And the hay contains protein, fiber, and fat
  • It also contains calcium
  • As the manufacturer produce, a small batch of product, therefore, the quality of the product is high.
  • In that high-quality product, vitamins and minerals are balanced well.
  • The reason behind the proper balance of vitamin and mineral is for second cut hay.

What did people say about the product?

People are highly satisfied with the quality of food, but some of them whined for the bad batch product as well as having dull, yell and brown piece.

Our expert opinion

The expert team has found a good improvement to the product, after placing the consumer complaint. Even at present, Small Pet Company has become one of the most chosen brands.


5. Vitakraft Guinea Pig Food High Fiber Timothy Formula


With some special healthy features, this product has picked the fifth position. Moreover, this specific characteristic has won millions of guinea pig owner heart, which reflected on the review site very well. For your convenience, here we have attached the special features:

  • This product helps to develop the digestive system and immune system.
  • The inherent DHA and Omega 3 helps to develop brain health and coat.
  • Fatty acids of this product build a smooth skin as well as protect heart and eyesight.
  • To keep the pet nourished this product has the natural formula.
  • And the natural formula sources are: vegetable, fruits, hay, oat, timothy, and pellet
  • Alfalfa hay, carrots, wheat, and carob are also used in this product
  • Concisely, it is a compact product.

What did people say about the product?

Majority of the user kept this at their bucket at first glance for well-balanced nutrition. Yet, some of the users complained about extra sugar and price fluctuation issue.

Our expert opinion

Our expert did not face the price issue but faced extra sugar problem. To solve the issue, they went for the lab test and figured out by giving this twice a week. And it results in a good response at last.


6. F.M. Brown's Tropical Carnival Gourmet Guinea Pig Food  


In the sixth position, we have found a unique brand for its diversified gourmet foods. The food not only secures supplementary needs but also improve health. To ensure healthy development, the manufacturer included seeds, nuts, fruit, veggies, and pepper. There are more features lies in the product such as:

  • Vitamin and essential supplements increase the immune system.
  • Rich fiber helps to improve the digestive system.
  • Biscuits like Zoo Vital saves the pet from overgrowing teeth problem.
  • Another essential element Vitamin C that is ensured with dried fruit.

What did people say about the product?

Pet owner surprisingly did not complain of the product rather said: “their pet are choosy”. Apart from that, some user moaned for overpricing.

Our expert opinion

Since the product has a huge amount of different mixer, it becomes tough for the guinea pig to choose which one it should eat. This why they refuse to eat. If you want to feed the gourmet still then eliminate refused food.


7. KayteeForti Diet Pro Health Guinea Pig Food


Probiotic and prebiotic helps to boost up the immune system. Hence, we placed a “fighter” pellet in the seventh position. This supplement has furthermore benefits, to learn that, a well-structured feature has described below:

  • DHA and Omega 3 helps to improve brain and fur.
  • Fiber assists to improve the immune system.
  • Yucca removes the bad smell as a result, the pets, motivate to eat.
  • Natural ingredients like timothy hay, vegetable and fruit gist are used.
  • The manufacturer did not use any preservative and artificial color.
  • Improves dental health.

What did people say about the product?

Well, most of the pet owner complained about proper mixing, packaging issues, and suggested solving the problems.

Our expert opinion

Professional of our team detected the same problem but the good thing is: if your rabbit picks the specific ingredient then it is she/he got the proper nutrition. However, our team reached to the owner to develop the mixture.


8. Ecotrition Essential Blend Food for Guinea Pigs


In the eighth position, we have enlisted a “total solution” for the picky pet. Because this food blends the entire favorite, ingredients of guinea pig. Moreover, it will help the owner to improve their pet health. To know more about the benefit, here are some common features are included:

  • Secure vitamin C issues.
  • As it contains dried fruit, vitamin, vegetable, so the risk of malnutrition reduced.
  • Prebiotic and probiotic enhances the immune system.
  • Vitamin, mineral, and other important elements are injected into it.
  • No artificial color is used.
  • Preserved in a natural way.
  • Tested by a professional vet.

What did people say about the product?

People only complained about improper packaging as a result, most of those products were crushed.

Our expert opinion

However, people complained about the packaging but our expert found inappropriate mixing. To improve that they reached to the customer service agent and ensured for better output, from next batch.


9. Kaytee Timothy Hay Plus Variety Pack


Very simple but effective food, we have picked for number nine position, the food is none other than, a second cut timothy hay. in that food all the natural benefits are balanced very well. Moreover, there are some more thing to know about the product, such as:

  • It can ensure long term health for guinea pig.
  • And low protein and calcium develops the muscle.
  • Fresh green leaf secures dental health from various dental disease.
  • Being handpicked product, freshness is always in line.
  • Preserved in a natural way to confirm the best quality.

What did people say about the product?

People are highly satisfied with the product but complained about too many treats, dust, inside the box.

Our expert opinion

According to our expert, the complaint has solved recently and the team received a fresh batch, which is flawless.


10. Wild Harvest Wh-83545 Wild Harvest Advanced Nutrition Diet For Guinea Pigs


Our final product is multi-nutrition gourmet food, which has almost 30 different type ingredients and it helps to develop the taste and health. But one thing to remember before giving it to your pet, that is, give it twice a week or break the ingredients and serve it through a schedule. Then, it will work. Now what else this food offers? Let us see then:

  • Since it comes in a container, preserved well.
  • The product of that container is chemical-free.
  • It is made from vegetable, seeds, fruit, and hay.
  • For that reason, it has balanced nutrition.
  • Vitamins and minerals are also balanced well.

What did people say about the product?

The response of the food is not that much good, the reason for that less reply was for improper packaging and mixing

Our expert opinion

Experts have tested the product on their pet only once in a week and their cute little friend liked that, though they avoid some mix. To solve that issue, they separated the rejected element from container and again served to the guinea pig. Therefore, the result was fantastic.

Product Buying Guide For Guinea Pig Owner

While you were reading the earlier product descriptions, probably noticed: how thorough it was, right? To make that detail, we had to consider many things. For your convenience, turning the things into a guideline below:

Nutrition:

The first thing we considered was nutrition. Because an owner will buy a commercial product for covering up the guinea pig nutrition.  So, the recommendation is: look over the nutrition fact.

Artificial color and preservation:

Since the product is made in a batch, therefore, the manufacturer can use a preservative chemical to keep it fresh. For detecting the preservative chemical, you have to see the quality of the product then it will be easy to guess.

Another is artificial color, which largely used on pellet and gourmet food. Usually, the quality instantly falls for using artificial color. That’s why we recommend you to smell the dried pellet and food.

In nutshell, we checked the discussed product according to that way.

Prebiotic and Probiotic:

These two things work as fertilizer in guinea pig body and the fertilizer makes the helpful bacteria powerful, to fight with the various disease. For ensuring the ingredients, we read the instruction manual of each product.

Vitamin and mineral:

Very essential elements for guinea pig body, this elements helps to run the digestive system properly. Moreover, building muscle, brain development, skincare is highly dependent on vitamin and minerals.

Dental health:

As the rabbit and guinea pig has teeth overgrowing disease, so protecting them from that lethal threat is essential. This is why chew friendly feature we had to consider. So the recommendation is: check to chew friendly features.

Fiber:

To keep the guinea pig digestive system up, fiber is essential. For assuring balanced fiber, we applied two different methods. Number one, used for choosing timothy hay: to choose decent timothy hay our focus stays on the second cut leaf.  The second method we applied for choosing pellet. This method is quite easy because the package indicates: what type of hay is used.

Expert review:

Since we have our own expert, it was easy to detect quality food but for you: the recommendation is to check various review site.

Quantity and quality:

To check the quality we will recommend you to see the product review and forum discussion. Again, for choosing the quantity, check product manual on the package. That is all.

Budget:

Usually, people do not think about the budget for this product since all of them fluctuates between two digits.


F​​​​​aq

How large the commercial pet food industry is? 

Why commercial foods are given?

Can commercial guinea pig food assure the demand?

The solution

This piece took birth from a question and that is: are the pet owners buying the best guinea pig food?  To answer the quest, we discussed on the major nutritional requirement for guinea pigs because commercial foods are made from major nutritional gist.

And the reason behind illustrating the basic nutrition was to give an idea about commercial food production structure, so that you could understand, on which base we decided to enlist those ten products.

Then the product review section came to firm your understanding, right? In that section, we clarified each product on the user and an expert perspective, in order to help you, for choosing the right product.

To make your product buying decision stronger later we added a buying guide. The reason behind making that buying guide was to create the skill of choosing any sort of commercial food.

Lastly, we talked about the question that helped us to answer the mother question, through this piece. Now, we want to ask a question to you and that is: have we answered the question?

Final word

We will be waiting for your answer and believe that the guideline will help you to choose the right commercial guinea pig food. If it so then let us know through comment. We will glad to hear from you. Take care.