Harrington’s Guinea Pig Food

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.

Harrington’s guinea pig food

Benefits

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.

Ingredients

  • Sunflower Ext.
  • Wheatfeed
  • Grass
  • Oatfeed
  • Maize
  • Apple (4%)
  • Grape (4%)
  • Carob Meal
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Minerals
  • 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
  • Antioxidant

Percentages

  • Protein 17%
  • Fat Content 4.5%
  • Crude Fibre 17%
  • Crude Ash 7%
  • Calcium 0.8%
  • Phosphorous 0.6%

harringtons-guinea-pig-foodWhile 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! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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2 thoughts on “Harrington’s Guinea Pig Food

  • October 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    Aww haha I love guinea pigs! I used to work with them in a pet store and we fed them dark green pellets. Do you know what type of food that is, and if its any good? I assume it’s cheap if the pet store was using it, but I was just curious what the best food for guinea pigs is

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    • October 27, 2016 at 11:27 pm
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      The best food is called Oxbow guinea pig pellets which I am about to review! Your dark green pellets might very well be the Harrington’s ones as they are also dark green and very small! If you show me a picture then I might be able to help! emma@guineapigsforever.com

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