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Small animals are enjoyable additions to your home when they are healthy and happy. Whether you have a pet rabbit, guinea pig or chinchilla, you have an opportunity to learn what your pet needs for a healthy life. Below we have provided vital information to help you understand your small pet's nutritional needs and the importance of feeding premium pellets and high-quality timothy hay.

1 Why Change Your Small Pet's Food?

Your small animal has a unique digestive system that requires a diet that is high in fiber. Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas are herbivores meaning they only eat plant materials. They need high-fiber hay, leafy greens, herbs, and pellets. Nutritionists and veterinarians recommend you feed a daily diet of long-stem hay and pellets for optimum nutrition and digestion. You can add healthy treats, like leafy greens, in moderation- less than 10% of the daily diet.

2 Understanding Feeding Instructions

Guinea Pigs

Nature's Promise™ Timothy Naturals™ Premium Adult Guinea Pig Food provides healthy nutrition for mature pet guinea pigs. Feed with Nature's Promise Western Timothy Hay to provide the balanced nutrition your guinea pig needs every day.

Feeding Instructions

  1. Feed approximately 1/4 to 1/2 cups to your adult guinea pig daily. Assure your guinea pig always has fresh food and water available
  2. Adjust the amount fed to ensure your pet's optimum body weight
  3. Your pet also requires high quality Timothy Hay. Feed hay free choice
  4. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not required and could be harmful
  5. Do not leave moistened food or hay in the habitat for more than 2 hours
  6. As with all foods, wash hands after use and wash feeding bowls on a regular basis

* Nature's Promise Timothy Naturals guinea pig pellets also includes the daily Vitamin C requirement your pet needs.


Rabbits

Nature's Promise™ Timothy Naturals™ Premium Adult Rabbit Food provides healthy nutrition for mature pet rabbits. Feed with Nature's Promise Western Timothy Hay to provide the balanced nutrition your rabbit needs every day.

Feeding Instructions

  1. Feed approximately 1/4 cup per day for every 5 lbs. your adult rabbit weights. Assure your rabbit always has fresh food and water available
  2. Adjust the amount fed to ensure your pet's optimum body weight
  3. Your pet also requires high quality Timothy Hay. Feed hay free choice
  4. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not required and could be harmful
  5. Do not leave moistened food or hay in the habitat for more than 2 hours
  6. As with all foods, wash hands after use and wash feeding bowls on a regular basis

Chinchillas

Nature's Promise™ Timothy Naturals™ Premium Chinchilla Food provides healthy nutrition for mature pet chinchillas. Feed with Nature's Promise Western Timothy Hay to provide the balanced nutrition your chinchilla needs every day.

Feeding Instructions

  1. Feed approximately 2 tablespoons per day. Assure your chinchilla always has fresh food and water available
  2. Adjust the amount fed to ensure your pet's optimum body weight
  3. Your pet also requires high quality Timothy Hay. Feed hay free choice
  4. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not required and could be harmful
  5. Do not leave moistened food or hay in the habitat for more than 2 hours
  6. As with all foods, wash hands after use and wash feeding bowls on a regular basis

3 Converting your small animal

Now that you understand the feeding instructions, you are ready to convert your small animal to premium pellets and high-quality hay that is high in fiber and important for digestion. Below are a few tips to help you get started on the path to better nutrition and healthy digestion for your pet.

Over a 10 days period, gradually adjust the proportions of the old and new foods.

Gradual Method - Most preferred by small animal experts.

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Most pets convert easily, but if your pet stops eating, return to the previous food and wait a few days before repeating the conversion process again.

  • Use fresh, Nature's Promise™ Western Timothy Hay as bedding to entice your pet to eat.
  • Use animal-safe toys or cardboard tubes to hide hay and pellets to encourage your pet to use his natural instincts to search for food.

4 Contact us!

The ZuPreem team is standing by to help. Don't forget, you are not alone in the conversion process. Thousands of phone calls, emails, Live Chats and letters are sent to ZuPreem each year asking for conversion advice and tips. ZuPreem Conversion Specialist, Lorie, is standing by to help you and answer any questions you may have. Contact Lorie directly by phone (1-800-345-4767 ext 2019) or by email (LORIEW@ZUPREEM.COM) You can do it!

ZuPreem offers a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your product, please return an unused portion of the bag with receipt to PO Box 2094 Shawnee, KS 66201. Give them a try!

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