One of the most tricky things about muesli foods is that guinea pigs tend to pick out all their favorite bits and ignore the rest! Harrington’s has the benefit that they are solid pellets (they look rather like poos!) and cannot be picked through! I used to feed this to my own guinea pigs and they loved it! However, lets look at the pro’s and con’s.
No artificial colours or flavors and no added sugar.
Antioxidant vitamins A and E help to support a healthy immune system.
Quality sources of fiber essential for a healthy digestion.
Added prebiotic to help support digestive function.
Added Vitamin C essential for the overall health of your guinea pig.
A nutritionally balanced, all-in-one nugget to help prevent selective feeding.
These are all excellent things! However, to judge its content properly we need to take a closer look at the ingredients.
- Sunflower Ext.
- Apple (4%)
- Grape (4%)
- Carob Meal
- Vegetable Oil
- Yeast (0.1%)
Additives (Per Kg)
- Vitamin A 23,500 iu
- Vitamin D3 1,700 iu
- Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) 95 mg
- Vitamin C (ascorbyl monophosphate) 300 mg
- Iron Sulphate Monohydrate 30 mg
- Calcium Iodate Anhydrous 2.5 mg
- Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate 25 mg
- Manganous Oxide 48 mg
- Zinc Oxide 34 mg
- Zinc Chelate 166 mg
- Protein 17%
- Fat Content 4.5%
- Crude Fibre 17%
- Crude Ash 7%
- Calcium 0.8%
- Phosphorous 0.6%
While the sunflower extract and wheat feed are debatable, we are more concerned about the amounts. Judging from the content listed above, I would say that this feed is safe for guinea pigs in moderate amounts. As the calcium in this product is on the high side I recommend that this be served in just a couple of tablespoons per pig, per day.
I give this three stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Each day I’m going to do a new pellets review! Let me know if you’d like to see a particular brand reviewed!