Most guinea pig care guides (and vets) discourage owners from feeding their pigs commercial treats and treat mixes, especially on a daily basis. With the huge range of fruits, vegetables, grasses, and hays that guinea pigs can eat, it's easy to mix up their diet and keep them from getting bored with any one thing. When you can give them a sweet and nutritious treat like a strawberry, it's hard to give colored treats that look like Fruit Loops serious consideration.
But our friends at Sweet Meadow Farm have come up with a different treat -- called Sweet Meadow Mix. This is a hearty-looking, high-fiber, good-smelling mix that includes oats, corn, cane molasses, wheat middlings, dehulled soybean meal, dried grains, oat mill feed -- and no colored mystery bits. And it's proving to be irresistible to the guinea pigs who've had it.
You still need to be judicious about feeding treats to your piggies. But this is one mix that you can feel good about giving them!