Cavy Pellet Analysis

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Post   » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:18 am

Premium Guinea Pig Food

Feeding Instructions
Feed 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pellets daily. Reduce or increase the
amount depending on the guinea pig’s overall body condition. Also feed free choice ZuPreem® Nature’s Promise™ Hay Products. When introducing a new food, begin with a mixture of the “old” and “new” foods. Gradually increase the amount of new food over a 7 to 10 day period. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water.

Sun-cured timothy grass hay, Ground corn, Corn gluten meal, Dried beet pulp, Dicalcium phosphate, Dextrose, Calcium carbonate, Flaxseed meal, Salt, Brewers dried yeast, Ground vegetables (carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress and spinach), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C), Choline chloride, DL-Methionine, L-Lysine, Natural mixed tocopherols, Zinc sulfate, Ferrous sulfate, Manganese sulfate, Copper sulfate, Zinc proteinate,Calcium iodate, Copper proteinate, Manganese proteinate, Cobalt carbonate, Sodium selenite, Vitamin A supplement, Vitamin D3 supplement, Vitamin E supplement, Niacin, Calcium pantothenate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Thiamine mononitrate, Folic acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 supplement

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein Not less than (min.) 14.0%
Crude Fat Not less than (min.) 1.0%
Crude Fiber Not greater than (max.) 28.0%
Moisture Not greater than (max.) 12.0%
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Not less than (min.)(ppm) 500

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Post   » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:34 am

FYI, none of these pellets listed have wheat gluten specifically, so hopefully they are unaffected by the shipment of bad wheat gluten from China.

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Post   » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:34 pm

Guinea Pig Monster Diet

Feeding Directions: Feed approximately 5-6% of their body weight on a daily basis.

Ingredients: Timothy Hay, Wheat Middlings, Oat Hulls, Wheat, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Oats, Corn, Gluten Meal, Soy Lecithin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Soy Oil, Choline Chloride, Distiller's Dried Grains with Solubles, DL-Methionine, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E supplement), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Calcium Pantothenate, Niacin, Biotin, Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin B12, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Limestone, Manganese Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, L-Ascorbyl 2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C).

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 17.0% min
Crude Fat 4.0% min
Crude Fiber 14.5% max
Moisture 13.0% max
Ash 8.0% max

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Post   » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:34 am

I don't think this one is in the list. If it is and I missed it then I apologize.

LM Animal Farms Vita Vittles Gold Total Diet for Guinea Pigs- owned by Hartz

Wheat middlings, dehydrated alfalfa meal, soybean hulls, soybean meal, ground corn, toasted corn flakes, cane molasses, dehydrated carrots, limestone, dicalcium phosphate, hydrolyzed animal and vegetable fat, lignin sulfonate, iodized salt, soybean oil, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin K), ascorbic acid, biotin, choline chloride, folic acid, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12 supplement, calcium iodate, copper oxide, ferrous sulfate, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, zinc sulfate, dried aspergillus niger fermentation extract, dried aspergillus oryzae fermentation extract, dried bacillus subtilis fermentation extract, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation extract, saccharomyces cerevisiae, yucca schidigera extract, color added (blue #1, yellow #5, yellow #6), ethoxyquin (a preservative).

Crude protein (min.) 20%
crude fat (min.) 3%
crude fiber (max.) 16%
moisture (max.) 12%
vitamin A (min.) 13,000 i.u./kg.
vitamin D3 (min.) 1,000 I.u./kg
vitamin E (min.) 40 i.u./kg.
vitamin C (min.) 200 mg./kg.

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Post   » Mon May 12, 2008 1:01 pm

Healthy Guinea Pig Pro

Premium Food for Adult Guinea Pigs
Made by Oxbow Hay Company
"Veterinary Exclusive"

A nutritionally complete feed for adult guinea pigs. Healthy Guinea Pig PRO is specially formulated with stabilized Vitamin C and other high quality ingredients selected to enhance the overall wellness of your adult guinea pig. This veterinary exclusive blend combines high fiber grass hay and other essential nutrients to ensure a healthy digestive system.


Timothy Grass, Orchard Grass, Brome Grass, Wheat Straw Meal, Rapeseed Meal (Brassica napus), Whole Yellow Pea (Lathyrus aphaca), Whole Barley, Tomato Pulp, Cane Molasses, Chicory Powder, Flax Seed, Yeast (heat-killed), Salt, Dried Rosemary, Dried Thyme.

Nutritional Information:

Crude Protein.................12%
Crude Oils and Fats.........2%
Crude Fiber....................28%


Vitamin A.............................................20,000 IU/kg
Vitamin D3................................................880 IU/kg
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)......................500 mg/kg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate)......150 mg/kg
Copper (copper-Il-sulfate pentahydrate...15 mg/kg

Feeding Guidelines:

Weight of Animals Amount of pellets
0.5 kg 10-15 g (2 tbsp)
1.0 kg 20-25 g (3 tbsp)
1.5 kg 30-35 g (4 tbsp)

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Post   » Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:44 am

Organic Guinea Pig

Organic Guinea Pig is specially-formulated to mirror the nutrition a guinea pig would find in its natural environment. Fortified with essential vitamins and chelated minerals, it contains a wholesome combination of organic ingredients, including high-fiber grass hay and essential nutrients to nourish your guinea pig the way nature designed.

The USDA Organic Seal indicates that over 95% of the ingredients in this product are produced by certified organic farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.


Organic Grass Hay, Organic Canola Meal, Organic Wheat Straw, Organic Sunflower Meal, Organic Barley, Organic Flax Seed, Sodium Bentonite, Limestone, Sea Salt, LAscorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Organic Dandelion Leaf, Organic Ground Rosemary, Inulin, Organic Cranberry, Organic Blueberry, Dried YuccaSchidigera, Yeast Culture (dehydrated), Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Selenium Yeast, Vitamin A Supplement, Folic Acid, d-Calcium Pantothenate, CopperProteinate,
Riboflavin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Biotin, Manganous Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide

Guaranteed Analysis:

Crude Protein min 12.00%
Crude Fat min 2.00%
Crude Fiber min 23.00%
Crude Fiber max 25.00%
Moisture max 12.00%
Calcium min 0.60%
Calcium max 0.90%
Phosphorus min 0.30%
Vitamin A IU/kg 19,000
Vitamin D IU/kg 900
Vitamin C IU/kg 400
Vitamin E IU/kg 190
Copper ppm 25

Feeding Directions:

Mature guinea pigs (over 1 year): Feed 1/8 to 1/4 cup pellets daily in addition to unlimited grass hay. Although Organic Guinea Pig is an excellent complete feed for guinea pigs, unlimited access to fresh grass hay should also be provided. Choose from Oxbow’s Organic Meadow Hay, Western Timothy, Orchard, Oat, Brome, or Botanical grass hays to provide additional natural fiber. Organic Guinea Pig is not intended for growing, gestating or lactating animals. Feed Organic Guinea Pig to guinea pigs requiring a higher level of nutrition.

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Post   » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Purina® Garden Recipe® Guinea Pig Diet

Wheat Middlings, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Whole Red Wheat, Whole Corn, Corn Distillers Dried Grains, Striped Sunflower Seeds, Dehulled Soybean Meal, Split Green Peas, Oat Groats, Ground Rice Hulls, Whole Barley, Safflower Seeds, Cane Molasses, Calcium Carbonate, Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Carrot Flakes, Salt, Dried Banana, Dried Papaya, Ground Corn, Soybean Oil, Coconut Oil, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Vitamin D3 Supplement, DL-Methionine, Choline Chloride, L-Lysine, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Colors, DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K), Zinc Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Sulfate, Magnesium Oxide, Niacin Supplement, Biotin, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Folic Acid, Yeast Culture, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Extract, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Yucca Shidigera Extract, Ground Papaya, Betaine Anhydrous, BHT (a preservative), Cobalt Carbonate, Manganous Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Copper Chloride, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Sulfate.

Nutritional Analysis
Crude Protein (min) 16.00%
Crude Fat (min) 4.50%
Crude Fiber (max) 13.00%
Moisture (max) 13.00%
Ash (max) 10.50%
Calcium (Ca) (min) .50%
Calcium (Ca) (max) 1.00%
Phosphorus (P) (min) 0.35%
Salt (NaCl) (min) 0.35%
Salt (NaCl) (max) 0.85%
Sodium (Na) (min) 0.10%
Sodium (Na) (max) 0.50%
Vitamin A (min) 5,500IU/lb
Ascorbic Acid (min) 200 mg/lb

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Post   » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:49 pm

It does not look like a particularly good product (corn etc.).

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Post   » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:43 am

No, it doesn't. It's apparently available exclusively through PetSmart. Figures.

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Post   » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:44 am

Adding this one as well:

Little Friends Timothy Adult Guinea Pig Food

Soybean Hulls, Timothy Meal, Soybeans, Whole Ground Wheat, Wheat Shorts, Soybean Meal, Soya Oil (preserved with Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Calcium Carbonate, Dicalcium Phosphate, Brewers Yeast, Lignin Sulfonate, Salt, Rice Hulls, Ascorbic Acid (a source of Vitamin C), DL-Methionine, Mannan OligoSaccharide, Choline Chloride, Iron Sulphate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Niacinamide, Mineral Oil, Copper Sulphate, Folic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Biotin, Selenium, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin D3, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Sulphate.

Crude Protein (min.) 16.5%
Crude Fat (min.) 4.0%
Crude Fibre (min.) 19.0%
Crude Fibre (max.) 21.0%
Sodium (actual) 0.20%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Calcium (actual) 1.0%
Phosphorus (actual) 0.5%
Vitamin A (min) 17,600 I.U./kg
Vitamin D3 (min) 2,220 I.U./kg
Vitamin E (min) 55 I.U./kg
Vitamin C (min) 600 mg/kg
Calories per 8oz cup 210

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