Saturday, August 27, 2011

Product Review: Super Pet Sweet Dreams bedding

The humans got us a new product recently: Super Pet Sweet Dreams, which is supposed to be comfortable bedding. The back of the package claims: "Your fuzzy buddies will hop right into bed and cover up their heads with a bunch of Sweet Dreams Bedding." We should point out that even though we're both fuzzy and we'd like to consider ourselves great buddies, we don't seem to be the intended demographic for this product. The front of the package specifically mentions hamsters, gerbils, mice, pet rats, and "other furry friends." There's also some sort of cartoon "furry friend" on the front which could be a guinea pig, but it's not really clear. As a general rule, we think it's better to get products that are specifically designed for us, or at least where guinea pigs are specifically mentioned in the list of animals it's intended for.

It comes with two soft clumps per package in cotton candy colors.

What the heck is THAT?!
Here's the part where I bravely examine the strange pink blob. It's my job as the dominant pig to be brave, right?

Buffy, I believe this is some kind of food. I'll let you try some after I'm done.
The humans were not happy to see us eating this stuff and took it away from us. We didn't know it was supposed to be bedding! We'll give this stuff 1.5/5 stars. We weren't interested in it as bedding and it made a mediocre snack, but at least it gave me a chance to redeem myself after that embarrassing paper bag incident!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Chayote?

Chayote, also known as choko, is a green vegetable in the gourd family. It's high in vitamin C. It's also kind of ugly-looking:

I think that chayote is mooning us!
You know what, though? It doesn't matter what a fruit or vegetable looks like on the outside. What matters is what's on the inside, and whether the humans give us enough of what's on the inside to fill us up. (We're still not over the blueberries, humans!)

Now this is a decent amount of food.

Chayote squash is not the most flavorful food we've ever had, but it was still pretty tasty, and it had a nice crunch to it. We made short work of what was on the blue plate, and wouldn't mind having it again. 4/5 stars.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Shoelaces?

As a matter of fact, we can! We especially prefer nibbling on the shoelaces of extremely expensive running shoes, like the ones in the picture below. Other things we enjoy chewing on: ipod charging cables, PS3 controller wires, important receipts- basically anything you leave on the floor while you ignore us during floor time.
Look what we did!
Let me explain: guinea pigs like to chew. If we see something on the floor that looks tasty, even if it's not food at all, we will rub our faces against it for a few seconds and then test it out with a little nibble. Most of the time, realizing that whatever we just tasted isn't edible, we'll wander off. But sometimes we will continue chewing on it because we like how it feels to destroy something. HAHA! That'll teach you humans to ignore us during floor time!

So remember humans: Always keep an eye on us when we're out of our cage, especially if you don't want us gnawing on your most valuable possessions.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Product Review: Peter's Nature Treats Apple Slices

After only giving us three blueberries, we had hoped the humans were going to give us something good and sugary to make up for it. Instead, we got these things. They're definitely sugary, but I wouldn't call them good.

These treats are for 8 different types of small animals. Maybe treats that are specifically for guinea pigs would be better.

I know it says "treat" on the bag. I want to like it. I just can't.

Buffy is also unimpressed.
Yes, I know I'm chewing on shoelaces. They're actually better than those so-called "treats" you bought!
These things get 1/5 stars. You should have just given us lots of blueberries and skipped the "treats," humans!

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Blueberries?

Humans! I swear they must love teasing us. Ordinarily, we're allowed to have 25 grams of blueberries 2-4 times per week. However, the humans said they were concerned about us having too much sugar, so they gave us three blueberries. That's not a typo. Three measly blueberries!

Cutting them in half doesn't mean there's twice as much fruit. I'm smarter than that!

 Was that just a palette cleanser? I'm going to look for the main course now!

I guess I'll give blueberries 4/5 stars. It's hard to give an accurate rating with such a small sample size, though!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Peaches?

Peaches are okay to feed to us occasionally (1-2 times per week). It's too bad they're so high in sugar, because we really wouldn't mind having them more often than that! You should feed us about one cubic inch of it.

Sometimes the humans like to hand-feed us. We don't know why, but that's fine with us. It's not our fingers that could get nipped because they smell like peaches!

It's so sweet and juicy!

I'll take that one to go!
We'll give peaches 5/5 stars!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Zucchini?

What can you say about zucchini? We're allowed to have it almost daily, including the skin. But just because we're allowed to eat the skin doesn't mean we like the skin.

Lola likes the inner part better.

I like the inner part better, too.

I got bored and decided to sniff the carpet. You can't steal my food if I don't care about it, Lola!
We both ate the inner part of the zucchini first. I stopped there, although Lola eventually started eating the skins. Neither of us finished. We'll give zucchini 2/5 stars.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kaytee Timothy Biscuits with Carrots: Product Review

We like the idea of treats, but oftentimes, the reality is disappointing. We did love Oxbow Simple Rewards Timothy Treats, but did not care for Seagrass Twists or Ecotrition Citrus C Orange Slice Treats. It's amazing how many disappointing treats there are out there. It's probably a safer treat to buy your guinea pig some fruit from the grocery store than to buy the treats from the pet store. Today, we're reviewing Kaytee Timothy Biscuits with Carrots. They come in apple and carrot flavors, but our humans know us well enough to know which one to pick.
Looks like there's a decent quantity in the bag, unlike the Ecotrition Orange Slice Treats.
Smells good...
Tastes good, too. But what's up with those strange noises Lola is making? Does that mean she wants to steal my treats?

These treats are pretty good. We'll give them 4/5 stars.