Guinea Pig Food Comparison Chart

Guinea Pig Food Comparison Chart

The guinea pig food comparison chart below has been supplied to show the differences between Nugget and Muesli style food. Can you figure out which one is a Nugget based Product and which is a Muesli based product.

As previously stated on many of our pages here Guinea Pigs need Vitamin C due to the fact they need to digest it unlike Rabbits who can naturally produce it within their bodies. The recommended daily intake to have a Happy, Healthy Guinea Pig has been estimated to be anything between 25mg & 50mg Daily. This is between their complementary food and Vegetables & Fruit that we give them.

To work out what they would get from the food the calculation is very simple. The chart below has been taken from Branded products and listed per Kilo of product. This is how you work out what they would get.

Vitamin C

mg/kg

Divided By 1000 Multiply By Daily Serving Total Vitamin C

Intake

Brand A 290 / 1000 X 40 11.6mg
Brand B 430 / 1000 X 50 21mg
Brand C 800 / 1000 X 35 28mg
Brand D 250 / 1000 X 50 12.5mg
Brand E 800 / 1000 X 30 24mg
Brand F 300 / 1000 X 50 15.0mg

Have you worked out which is Muesli and which is Nugget?

Brand A / Brand B / Brand D are Muesli style food. Brand C / Brand E / Brand F are Nugget Style food.

Shockingly Brand F would not be recommended as a Stable Vitamin C rich nugget as the Vitamin C content is very low.

Brand A Brand B Brand C Brand D Brand E Brand F
Vitamin A 21,000 iu/kg 29,000 iu/kg 20,000 iu/kg 23,000 iu/kg 22,000 iu/kg 23,500 iu/kg
Vitamin D3 1,300 iu/kg 1,300 iu/kg 1,500 iu/kg 1,600 iu/kg 1,500 iu/kg 3,000 iu/kg
Vitamin C 290 mg/kg 430 mg/kg 800 mg/kg 250 mg/kg 800 mg/kg 300 mg/kg
Vitamin E 72 mg/kg 65 mg/kg 120 mg/kg N/A 100 mg/kg 95 iu/kg
Copper 22 mg/kg 19 mg/kg 22 mg/kg 20 mg/kg 12 mg/kg N/A
Calcium Iodate 1.8 mg/kg 1.6 mg/kg 2 mg/kg 1.5 mg/kg N/A 2.5 mg/kg
Sodium Selenite 2 mg/kg 1.8 mg/kg N/A 0.2 mg/kg N/A N/A
Iron 141 mg/kg 134 mg/kg N/A N/A N/A 30 mg/kg
Magnese 47 mg/kg 45 mg/kg 13 mg/kg 38 mg/kg N/A N/A
Zinc 92 mg/kg 93 mg/kg 108 mg/kg 62 mg/kg N/A 34 mg/kg

Oxide

Calcium 6 g/kg 7g/kg 8g/kg N/A 0.9%/kg 0.8%
Phosphorus 4.8g/kg 5g/kg 5mg/kg N/A 0.50% 0.6%/kg
Ferrous Sulphate N/A N/A 105 mg/kg 152mg/kg N/A N/A
Selenium N/A N/A 1.8 mg/kg N/A N/A N/A
Zinc Chelate N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 166 mg/kg
Cupric Sulphate

Monohydrate

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 25 mg/kg
Manganous

Oxide

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 48 mg/kg