Kaytee Fiesta Guinea pig pellets

I do believe this is the first colored food mix we’ve seen so far in our reviews! I am always especially wary of the colored mixes because I’m convinced they are designed to look appealing but what hides in them is what I worry about.

Anyway: without further ado- lets find out what Kaytee is all about!


  • Sun-cured Alfalfa Hay
  • Ground Corn
  • Dehulled Soybean Meal
  • Ground Oats
  • Oats
  • Wheat Middlings
  • Ground Wheat
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Hulled Sunflower Seed
  • Oat Groats
  • Green Split Peas
  • Barley
  • Dehydrated Carrots
  • Shelled Peanuts
  • Oat Hulls
  • Soybean Oil
  • Dried Bananas
  • Raisins
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Safflower Seed
  • Dicalcium Phosphate
  • Dried Cane Molasses
  • Dried Papaya
  • Ground Rice
  • Salt
  • Rice Flour
  • Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes
  • Ground Flax Seed (source of Omega-3)
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Maltodextrins
  • Dextrose
  • Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil
  • Fructooligosaccharide
  • Dehydrated Apples
  • L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of Vitamin C)
  • DL-Methionine
  • Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil
  • Yeast Extract
  • Brewers Dried Yeast
  • Wheat Germ Meal
  • Vitamin A Supplement
  • Choline Chloride
  • L-Lysine
  • Reduced Lactose Whey Powder
  • Dried Nonfat Yogurt Powder
  • Yucca Schidigera Extract
  • Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative)
  • Sesame Seed
  • Ferrous Sulfate
  • Vitamin E Supplement
  • Vitamin B12 Supplement
  • Riboflavin Supplement
  • Titanium Dioxide (Color)
  • Manganous Oxide
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Copper Sulfate
  • Niacin
  • Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity)
  • Rosemary Extract
  • Citric Acid
  • Calcium Pantothenate
  • Cholecalciferol (source of Vitamin D3)
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
  • Thiamine Mononitrate
  • Vanilla, Folic Acid
  • Calcium Iodate
  • Biotin
  • Cobalt Carbonate
  • Sodium Selenite
  • Beta-Carotene
  • Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Extract
  • Dried Bacillus licheniformis Fermentation Product
  • Dried Bacillus subtilis Fermentation Product
  • Natural Flavor
  • FD&C Yellow #5
  • FD&C Red #40
  • FD&C Blue #1
  • FD&C Red #3
  • FD&C Yellow #5 Lake

Whoa! I have to say this is the worst list of ingredients I have ever seen so far! Just look at all those fatty seeds, nuts, sugary dried fruits and a whole number of questionable items not to mention the alfalfa hay which is too high in calcium to be safe for consumption. Rice flour and corn products is also on the big list of no, no’s. Then there are the food coloring’s!!!

Overall I’d say a huge NO! to this mix, not even as a treat!

Zero stars to this one 😀

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4 thoughts on “Kaytee Fiesta Guinea pig pellets

  • January 17, 2017 at 7:06 am

    I’m pretty seasoned in reading ingredients and understanding what they mean. I can definitely agree that this is not good at all, even for human consumption.
    I won’t even get into the obvious artificial colorings and “natural flavor” wherever they came from. lol
    But the MSG aka the “yeast extract” and hydrated oils (code words for transfat) are a tremendous red flag.

    • January 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      I feel sorry for all the poor pigs who are on this diet- they won’t have long healthy lives 🙁

  • January 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Scary how much bad stuff they put in food! Especially for people who have no idea how bad it is and just trust what manufacturers say! Thank you for the heads up I’ll be staying away from this food!

    • January 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      I know! It makes you wonder what WE are eating!!!


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