Thursday, June 2, 2011

Review of Ecotrition Snak Shak Natural Hideaway

Guinea pigs need to chew on stuff constantly to keep our teeth healthy. Did you know that in Iceland, guinea pigs are called "naggrís", which means "gnawing pig"? It's true. That's why we love the Ecotrition brand Snak Shak. It looks like a tiki hut and it's safe for pigs to gnaw on. It serves the dual functions of giving us a place to hide while also allowing us to nibble on it and keep our teeth healthy. The only issue I have with it is that the first ingredient is pine wood shavings, which isn't really the best thing a guinea pig could eat. Still, we only end up ingesting a small amount, so it's still fairly safe. I give it 4/5 stars.

Best of all, unlike plastic igloos, Lola isn't strong enough to knock it over, so I always have a place to hide!


  1. My pigs love the Snak Shak! I'd reccomend it to anyone!

  2. Glad to hear your pigs like it as much as we do, Diane!

  3. My piggies love it, too. The roof has taken quite some damage to it!

    1. My piggies love it too. The top is almost gone. I bought it for Nibbles for Christmas and he wouldn't go near it-so I gave it to another piggie. We have moved it around so all the piggies could enjoy it-even Nibbles. :)

  4. We've eaten through two snak shaks so far and we're on our third one! YUM!

  5. Oliver and Reese don't have the Snak Shak, but they have had two "tunnels"... they ate almost all of the first one!!

  6. We occasionally chew on the tunnel, but haven't come anywhere close to eating it!