I recently purchased the guinea pig food that I had been buying regularly for years. I noticed a change in texture. I started reading the ingredient list, they replaced timothy with alfalfa. No indication on the bag, no mention for young people, nothing, they just decided to change the composition without warning.
The problem with alfalfa and guinea pigs is that it can be suitable for a young guinea pig or a pregnant female because alfalfa is very rich in calcium, but in adults, it ends up causing urinary problems and even overweight.
The other problem is that I look at most of the mixes sold and they too have switched to alfalfa, I guess it's an "economic" choice of the companies.
But it's still dishonest not to mention it or the change. And without mentioning the company, I can certify, because I have an old bag, that the old one did not contain alfalfa.
I switched to a timothy mix from Oxbow for adult guinea pigs, the price is reasonable, they like it too, and I'm not risking urinary
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