The shelter makes it's own yummy guinea pig food which is available in three types and four sizes -
1.5kg - $9.00
2.5kg - $14.00
4kg - $22.00
7kg - $35.00
ADULT FOOD - completely lucerne free as a diet high in lucerne is considered unhealthy for guinea pigs over 12 months of age. Lucerne (alfalfa) is very high in calcium and if fed to guinea pigs on a regular basis can cause bladder stones which is a very painful condition and if left untreated can result in the death of your beloved guinea pig. The majority of mixes sold by pet shops and produce stores are based on lucerne and most also contain seeds, artificially coloured and flavoured "fruit and vegie pieces" and numerous other ingredients which are considered unhealthy for guinea pigs.
TRANSITION FOOD - we've reduced the amount of lucerne in our Transition Food to make the change to a non-lucerne diet a gentle one as piggies move towards their eight month of age. Transition Food can be fed from eight to twelve months when it is advisable to change to Adult Food. Also good for piggies who have been fed commercial mixes all their lives as most of these are made from lucerne and whilst most piggies prefer our shelter food from the outset, some don't like change and new food needs to be introduced gradually.
YOUNG GUINEA PIG FOOD - for guinea pigs up to 12 months of age, and gestating and lactating mums. This is an 80% lucerne/20% wheaten blend with the calcium content in this case being needed to help build strong healthy bones.
HAY - $10 a bag
Our hay is delivered to us on a regular basis. It arrives in bales and we bag it fresh almost every day. As hay is seasonal we have no control over what is available but generally grassy is available from January through to August when it goes out of season and is replaced by barley. These are usually the only two types of hay we purchase. Grassy comes in several different types eg Rhodes Grass, Meadow, Pasture. The quality will vary but we always try and source the very best available. We only ever purchase hay which we think is good enough to feed both our shelter piggies and yours!
Please Note: We no longer use or sell straw due to the quality being extremely inconsistent. We use hay as bedding at the shelter and can recommend it as being an excellent alternative to straw.
Now that we've closed our shop, we don't want your piggies going without their favourite food and hay so here are some simple ways for you to continue to purchase our products -
1. FROM THE PIMPAMA SHELTER
Please call or text Alex on 0408 263 455 to arrange pick up from the Pimpama shelter.
2. FROM OUR REEDY CREEK LOCATION *NEW*
All our products are now available to purchase from our new Reedy Creek location. All enquiries and orders to Sandi on 0434 981 602 *TEXT ONLY*
2. FREE HOME DELIVERY
Fur Kids Pet Food & Vet Products will deliver our shelter food and hay, and all the Oxbow products free to your door. Minimum order for free delivery $20. Contact Rob or Alex Proudfoot on 0423 879 204.
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FREE DELIVERY all over the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.
3. LOCAL PICK UP - LABRADOR
Unfortunately I've had to suspend my regular weekly Labrador pick up service due to time constraints. The service may be reimplemented after the Commonwealth Games but meanwhile I do visit the area at least once a week for other reasons and am happy to bring in anything you may need. Please feel free to call or text Alex 0408 263 455 if you would like to avail yourself of this service.
4. COURIER SERVICE
For non-Gold Coasters you can have our products delivered to your door by Fastway Couriers! For just $10 we can deliver as far as Gympie to the north, Ballina and Lismore to the south, and inland to Dalby, Toowoomba and Warwick. If you live within any of the green areas on the map and would like to purchase our guinea pig food, Oxbow products or any of our other small animal products please email email@example.com for more details.
*PLEASE NOTE* In the near future Fastway Couriers will be changing the way they supply businesses with delivery labels which will make delivery to all Eastern states a fast and simple procedure! We will keep you up to date with this exciting development!
Adult Food 1.5kg $9
Oxbow Hays from $19
Oxbow Harvest Stacks $31 and $33
Oxbow Garden Select Guinea Pig Food $29
Oxbow Garden Select Rat Food $29