It’s what guinea pigs instinctively eat!
Let your guinea pig go wild!
Cavies are extremely active in the wild. They love to run, jump, play, dig, burrow, organize their environment, forage for food, and of course… chew, chew, and chew! All guinea pigs need these natural behaviors daily to live happy and healthy lives, but due to habitat confinement and inadequate traditional pelleted diets, domestic guinea pigs do not have the ability to act on their instinctual behaviors.
Tropical Carnival® Natural Behaviors® is a one-of-a-kind daily diet that bridges the gap between the genetic behaviors of wild cavies and the behaviors of today’s domestic pets by allowing them to perform three of their most important natural behaviors… foraging, chewing, and bunching. It offers the ultimate natural wild-eating experience while providing the necessary ingredients for optimum health and nutrition.
It’s what guinea pigs SHOULD eat!
Tropical Carnival® Natural Behaviors® Grain-Free Guinea Pig Daily Diet is formulated for maximum digestive support and balanced fiber. It contains three types of natural high-fiber hay including pure timothy hay pellets, pure timothy hay mini cubes and long-strand, pre-cut timothy hay. This assortment of hay helps fulfill the chewing, taste and texture requirements of guinea pigs by providing both short and long-strand fiber sources that are also essential for healthy teeth and gums.
To further develop the ultimate natural wild eating experience for your pet, we added carefully-selected, high-quality, tasty and naturally grown flowers and leaves including hibiscus flowers, marigold flowers, rose petals, nettle leaves, birch leaves, raspberry leaves, blue cornflowers, and chamomile flowers. This guinea pig daily diet is just what nature intended!
Supports Natural Chewing & Foraging Instincts
Guinea pigs need to grind down their ever-growing teeth, creating the need to constantly chew both soluble and insoluble fiber. This high-fiber diet is what guinea pigs instinctively eat because it utilizes a combination of both short and long-strand fibers.
Supports Digestive Health
High-fiber is required in a guinea pig’s diet to maintain digestive wellness. Tropical Carnival® Natural Behaviors® provides multiple types of natural fiber sources that are not only good for guinea pigs, but they’re tasty too! Many of these ingredients also help support the natural flora in the gut system.
Supports Emotional Health
Foraging, chewing and playing are three important activities for stable emotional health. Natural Behaviors® helps pass the time while providing guinea pigs with the foods their digestive system was designed to eat. Giving your guinea pig something to do is key to their behavioral health because it helps occupy their time by keeping them busy.
Contains Extra Vitamin C
Since their system cannot produce it, guinea pigs require additional vitamin C in their diets. We added natural plant sources rich in vitamin C such as rose petals, flowers, herbs and leaves to ensure they get the vitamin C they need.
Herbs rank among the top healthy green food choices for guinea pigs with many nutritional & digestive benefits.
Chamomile Flowers: Chamomile flowers are one of a guinea pig’s favorite things to eat. These tasty flowers are sweet-smelling, colorful, healthy and fun to eat.
Hibiscus Flowers: Hibiscus flowers are fibrous and help support digestive health.
Blue Cornflowers: Blue cornflowers are rich in calcium and vitamin C. They’re also known to help support gut health.
Rose Petals, Raspberry Leaves & Birch Leaves: Rose petals, raspberry leaves and birch leaves are rich in vitamin C. These colorful ingredients contain a wealth of natural micro and macro nutrients.
Marigold Flowers, Birch Leaves & Nettle Leaves: Marigold flowers, birch leaves and nettle leaves are delicious, nutritious and help support a healthy digestive system.
In the wild, a guinea pig’s main diet consists of grasses, flowers, herbs, and roots which are high in fiber and contain natural nutrients, vitamins, minerals and proteins. Tropical Carnival® Natural Behaviors® is designed to replicate this natural type of diet.
A guinea pig’s digestive system is designed to digest cellulose in the form of woody stems and fibrous vegetation. Traditional, finely ground, pelleted diets do not meet these digestive needs. They contain quantities of grains such as wheat, corn and soy that can overload the gut of guinea pigs, creating digestive disorders and interrupting the natural digestive process. This can negatively affect your pet’s overall health and long-term well-being. Tropical Carnival® Natural Behaviors® helps reduce the nutritional and behavioral problems experienced by captive guinea pigs.
• FREE from grain-based ingredients such as corn, wheat & soy
• FREE from artificial colors, preservatives and flavors
• FREE from synthetic and artificial vitamins and minerals
• FREE of seeds, nuts and sugary fruits
Introducing a New Food:
Following this procedure should help prevent a digestive upset; it’s best to acclimate your pet to a new food over a 10-day period.
• The first 3 days feed a mixture of 3/4 the current food and 1/4 Natural Behaviors®.
• The next 3 days, feed a mixture of 1/2 the current food and 1/2 Natural Behaviors®.
• The last 3 days, feed a mixture of 3/4 Natural Behaviors® and 1/4 the current food.
• After 10 days you can supply only Natural Behaviors® to your pet as its main diet.