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May 18 06 6:31 AM

they just ate a bit of the peel..... ddint' really get into the orange... maybe i'm the first person to give a whole orange to gps?? haaaaaaa

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May 18 06 8:36 AM

Has any1 tried their piggies on 'bean shoots' ?
Mine love them! They are a white shoot with a caramel bean attached ontop. Sweet & Crunchy.

They come in little bags in the fresh food section at your shopping centre - woolies, coles, bi-lo,etc.

Only like $1.40 for a bag!

We have enslaved animals and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

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May 19 06 12:43 AM

You can give them the kiwi skin.
Whether they eat it or not, but saves you time/mess having to peel them all.

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May 19 06 12:47 AM

See now I am just learning heaps of information today because I didn't even know they could eat Kiwi Fruit ... how do you remember all this stuff, everytime I go shopping I try to look for something different to buy but I never remember all these great things ... I htink i'm going to have to start carrying a list with me

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May 19 06 1:06 AM

Hi, I just found this information on the orange and I thought you might be interested in it J A M

Orange (caution - sores around lips can develop)
Nutrition Info: Orange is high in vitamin C. A small orange (about five ounces) contains generous levels of folate (folic acid), potassium, and thiamin, as well as some calcium and magnesium.

Although it didn't say anything about the skin though ... sorry

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May 19 06 1:18 AM

And I just found this on Onions, you can give them red onion it seems and it's actually quite good for them ...

Sweet Onions (caution, feed in moderation)
Nutrition Info: Onions are low in calories and in most vitamins and minerals. But they do supply a little calcium, iron, and potassium. They are rich sources of a number of phytonutrients. They contain allyl sulfides (sulfur compounds that may lower blood pressure and discourage tumor growth), quercetin (a flavonoid with high antioxidant activity), and saponins (substances connected with cholesterol-lowering and tumor inhibition).

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May 19 06 1:35 AM

And did anyone know that the leaves from the Celery are poisonous ....

Celery stulks (leaves and flowers are poisonous)

Nutrition Info: Contain no vitamins. Although it is not especially high in nutrients (largely because of its high water content), it does have a respectable amount of potassium.

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May 19 06 1:55 AM

Some sites do claim the leaves are poisenous. But Ive never had any problem & its only a few sites that seem to think that. I think its not true, but yeah thats just my opinion.

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May 19 06 2:04 AM

I actually agree with you Holly because I always feed the leaves to my girls and they love them .. that's the first thing they eat

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May 19 06 2:10 AM

I was just talking to someone who said that they give their guinea pigs potato skins, always have and that they love them and that they have never had any problems and I was just reading this

Potatos (poisonous if green or sprouted)
Parts Known to be Poisonous: Potato sprouts and green skin of old, spoiled potato tubers - solanine and other alkaloids. (Nausea, vomiting, salivation, drowsiness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, weakness, respiratory depression; may be fatal.)

What do you guys think ... it sounds from this that potato is ok as long as it's not green or sprouting ... ????

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May 19 06 3:13 AM

I wouldnt risk potato or onion, despite what they say.

In regard to the orange causing mouth sores (possibly) it goes for tomatos also. Its due to the high acidity levels.

I was feeding tomato to my brood everyday along with other various veggies. One of my piggies developed a mouth sore - the rest didnt. I stopped feeding tomato for about a week to them all and the gp with the mouth sore completly cleared up. So I am now wary as to how much that girl gets when I give them tomato.

It just depends on the piggy & the acidity in the tomato/orange. It varies & doesnt happen to all of them. But is remedied by stopping that particular fruit for a few days until it clears etc, and then being mindful of how much you give in the future.

My brood doesnt touch orange anyway though. I tried my girl when I suspected she may have been pregnant - to give her a little sugar/vit c but she wouldnt have a bar of it. Was left in the cage all day untouched. lol

We have enslaved animals and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

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May 20 06 12:52 AM

All parts of Normal Potato can't be fed to guineas it is indeed poisonous/toxic to them.

Sweet potato is ok to feed.

Pretty much any website you come across will state that potato can't be fed to guineas and will state a reason why and this info is definitely one of the correct ones. Well I sure arn't gonna feed it anyhow lol.

Jess

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May 20 06 12:55 AM

Ok well you know that web site you gave us for the hairless guinea pigs, well that's where I got the potato information from.

I have never done it because i was always told that it was really bad for them.

Interesting huh ... you do get some mixes of information in websites sometimes though.

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May 20 06 1:15 AM

Yeah definitely speaking of which I can't believe how many websites and people differ in the information they give our about these little guys. I think the sources to rely on are those written by qualified vets that specialise in small animals/exotics or from those that have owned and had experience guineas for quite a number of years.

Many websites out their are written by newer piggy owners or people that rely on what they've read elsewhere rather than what they've studied and experienced themselves...

Jess

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May 31 06 9:00 PM

I heard that rhubarb stalks&leaves are poisenous to guinea pigs?! Is this true? Rhubarb stalks look like celery does except its a tad reddish.

Can any1 explain why it is poisenous or if it even is?!

Thanks!

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Jun 1 06 12:36 AM

What about the stalks they sell in the fruit & veg sections at the shops?

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Jun 1 06 12:38 AM

The stalks are ok for people, i am not sure about for piggies. Ill do some research and see what ican find out.

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