Just like any other pet, guinea pigs need to eat every day, and the food they receive needs to meet their nutritional needs and instinctual feeding habits. We find the four foods listed below check both important boxes. Here are some of the best guinea pig food in 2021 that is available on the market right now.
Kaytee Timothy Complete Guinea Pig Food serves as a tasty treat for guinea pigs and is great for mixing in with their normal pellets. We found it makes up for the vitamins and minerals most everyday foods lack. Our guinea pig taste testers didn’t hesitate to gobble it down. We also liked that it contains no fruit or seeds that could hurt their health. However, it does still contain some sugar and is high-calorie in general so offer it to your pigs sparingly.
Kaytee has tailored this guinea pig food to provide maximum nutrition. It includes Vitamin C, prebiotics, and probiotics, and is blended with vegetables, fruit, and Timothy hay.
Wild Harvest Advanced Nutrition Diet for Guinea Pigs was an instant winner with our guinea pig testers, who loved the seeds and more colorful pellets mixed in. It has a strong variety of pieces most guinea pigs will love. However, some pieces present in this mix are less than nutritious and may give them more sugar than is healthy for them.
Crafted specifically with guinea pigs in mind, this food from Wild Harvest features a mixture of vegetables, pellets, and Timothy hay that will boost your pig’s intake of fiber and other nutrients.
Ecotrition Essential Blend Food for Guinea Pigs was also popular with our guinea pigs. Some of our pickiest taste testers took to this food with little to no issues. While we’ll warn you to be wary of the bright colored pellets, as they’re high in sugar, the good news is they take up a small percentage of the food’s contents. Some of our pigs rejected them entirely.
With its unique mix of vibrantly-colored pellets, this guinea pig food provides nutrition and stimulation in one convenient, well-fortified package.
Our guinea pig testers seemed to enjoy Vitakraft VitaSmart Complete Nutrition Guinea Pig Food and ate most of it. They also seemed to like the hay mixed into it. We noticed after repeated feedings, our pigs seemed more robust. However, we also noticed our guinea pig testers seemed to avoid eating the pellets included in this mix.
Vitakraft has arranged this mix of guinea food to benefit pigs of every age. Each serving is meant to boost the immune system, vision, cardiovascular and brain function, and coat and skin health.