Switching their food this month

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
February 23, 2013 7:52pm CST
Seeing as I work in a pet food store and have a lot of free time, I looked into the guinea pig food. I feed them the refular adult food, they are this year hitting 4 or 5 years old roughly, so they are about middle ages now. I am sticking to the same company I always have, but switching them to another type. It's a Timothy adult food, more fiber, less fat, and less protein. Being as they age, and less active they need less or they get fat, and have health problems. I am almost out of their food , have maybe enough for this week. I bought a big bag, which should last about 2 months or more.
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@Porcospino (17904)
• Denmark
25 Feb 13
My local pet store only has two kinds of guinea pig food - food for young guinea pigs and food for adults. Our guinea pig is 3 years old and we buy the food for adults. I didn't know that there was food for middle aged guinea pigs. It is the first time that I hear about that, but I will keep that in mind when she gets older. At the moment I stick to the regular adult food. I buy the same type of food every time. I once gave her the wrong food based on the advice from a different pet store and she got ill. The vet was shocked hear the advice that I had received and she said that it was completely wrong. Since that time I stick to our own pet store.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 Feb 13
I honestly didn't know that there were different mixes of foods that animals need when they hit middle age after they've gone through their young adult period of their lives. I mean when I look at foods at the store for my animals, I've seen that there are adult varieties and there are geriatric adult varieties, but I've never seen a specific blend of food that is made for animals that are in the middle portion of their life. I learn a little something every day.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
25 Feb 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well yes u have done the right thing, no doubt it is said that while switching the pet food one should be alert and cautious but i think if it is from the health point of view then u can go for less fat food which will meet the demands of the health of your pet. What say?