Science Selective Degu
A balanced diet with broccoli & basil, formulated to meet the special nutritional needs of degus.
This carefully-chosen blend of high quality ingredients is designed to mimic the natural diet of a degu. Degus need a very low fat diet and high levels of vitamin C, together with high quality fibre to aid healthy digestion and to promote dental wear. Broccoli and basil provide natural antioxidants known for their nutritional benefits.
But it is what we don’t put in to Selective that is important too…
Have you checked the label on your degus’ food lately? Take a look, because some foods contain molasses or syrup or other sugary ingredients. This extra sugar in a degu’s diet can lead to overeating and obesity. It can also lead to dental problems too. Degus are also particularly prone to diabetes, so a diet with no added sugars is ideal.
Feeding Selective for the first time?
If you are feeding Selective to your degus for the first time, make sure you change from one food to another, gradually over 10-14 days. At first, you should mix a small amount of Selective with your degus’ current food, slowly decreasing the old diet, whilst gradually increasing the quantity of Selective. A sudden change in diet can cause digestive upsets – even when you are changing to a better quality diet – so take care!
If your degus are used to a sugary diet, you may find it takes them a while to change, but persevere as it will help to benefit their health in the long term.
And don’t forget fresh hay and water! Your degus should have an unlimited supply of both at all times.
- Packed with Vitamin C
- Zero Added Sugar
- Rich in Natural Ingredients
- Prevents Selective Feeding
- Balanced diet
- No artificial colours#
- With natural antioxidants
- Highly palatable
- Promotes dental wear
- Supports digestive health
- Helps maintain healthy skin & coat
Timothy hay, wheat, soya hulls, flaked peas, soybean meal, barley, linseed, calcium carbonate, soya oil, mono-calcium phosphate, dried basil, dried broccoli, salt, yeast extract.
Vitamin A 50000 IU, Vitamin C 500 mg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU, Ferrous sulphate monohydrate 152 mg, Calcium iodate anhydrous 1.5 mg, Copper sulphate pentahydrate 20 mg, Manganese oxide 71 mg, Zinc oxide 62 mg Sodium selenite 0.2 mg.
Protein 14.0 %, Crude fibre 15.0 %, Fat content 3.5 %, Inorganic matter 5.5 %, Calcium 1.0 % Phosphorus 0.5 %.
Available in 350g and 1.5kg pack sizes.