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Giant Guinea Pigs 750g+

£6.00

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Description

  • High quality.
  • Health certified and blood tested for disease.
  • Thorough random salmonella tests carried out frequently.
  • Bred on our own farms located in the EU.
  • Raised on premium rodent diets.
  • Cleaned and sterilised, no potentially dangerous radiation treatment unlike Chinese imports.
  • Humanely dispatched.
  • Provide your snakes with a more varied diet by offering more unusual prey.
  • Packed in dry ice.
  • Sold individually.
  • Available in 6 sizes; from 50g to 1000g+.
  • Giant Guinea Pigs weigh 750 to 1000g.

Ridgeway Frozen Guinea Pigs have been specifically bred to feed exotic pets, such as snakes. Guinea Pigs, also known as Cavies are medium to large rodents found in South America; they are a common prey item of snakes and carnivorous lizards found in the same areas. In nature most snake species have a varied diet consisting of all sorts of small mammals, birds, frogs, lizards, etc; rather than being limited to just rats or mice. Guinea Pigs are an ideal rodent to feed to increase variety in your animals diet. Their large adult size makes them particularly suitable for larger snakes, like Burmese Pythons, Reticulated Pythons and large Boa constrictors. They make a great alternative to rabbits.

All the Guinea Pigs we offer are produced on our own fully licenced farms in Europe, where they are raised on high quality diets in clean environments and dispatched in a humane manner prior to being flash frozen and shipped to our warehouse where they are stored in specially designed walk in freezers. All the procedures involved in the care, breeding, dispatching and freezing of our frozen cavies are in accordance with the guidelines outlined by food standards agencies in the UK and in the EU. They are kept in dry ice during transit to ensure they arrive frozen.

Guinea Pigs make a great food source for many animals as due to being a whole prey item they provide a complete balanced diet of protein, fat, vitamins and minerals. As well as being a great food source for large Pythons and other large snakes they are also a great treat for large meat-eating lizards, such as Tegus and Monitors. Guinea Pigs also make a great food option for carnivorous mammals; such as Genets, Civets, Mongoose, Cats and Ferrets; as well as birds of prey like large Hawks, and Eagles.

The Ridgeway range of frozen Guinea Pigs are offered in 6 different weight brackets. In general with snakes the rule is to feed them a prey item that is slightly larger than the middle of their body. Though it is worth bearing in mind that in nature snakes are opportunistic feeders that will prey on whatever food is available, so offering different sizes at more random intervals is a more natural way of feeding them. Multiple prey items can also be offered, many snakes are nest raiders and will find a rodent or bird nest and feed on multiple smaller prey items.

Just like many raw human foods, frozen or thawed reptile foods can pose the risk of salmonella. All Ridgeway frozen food is frequently screened for salmonella to ensure the safety of our customers. It is all cleaned and sterilised during the production and freezing process. Unlike certain other suppliers we use no form of radiation in this process as we believe subjecting your animals to radiated foods could be potentially harmful.

Despite our rigorous checking we still recommend storing frozen reptile foods in their own container separately from human foods, or in their own freezer, and thoroughly disinfecting any surfaces or equipment that the frozen foods come into contact with, along with washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after using.

Care Instructions: 
Please note all frozen food should be defrosted thoroughly before use. Defrost frozen food naturally at room temperature on newspaper or kitchen towels away from food, food preparation surfaces and equipment. The prey can be warmed up in warm tap water, this helps to initiate a feeding response in many snakes. DO NOT defrost in boiling water or in a microwave. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw or defrosted food. Always disinfect all surfaces that have come into contact with the defrosted food.

Additional information

Weight 0.75 kg