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Feb 2 11 3:45 AM

Eggplant is toxic raw, even to humans. It contains Solamine...

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Feb 2 11 6:47 AM

Oh...same as potatoes and tomatoes. Woops...He only gets a tiny bit of flesh if I'm cooking eggplant and he loves it. It's always been ripe and without the skin on. No side effects so far but I think I'll avoid it from now on! Maybe he just likes it for the nicotine it has in it.

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Feb 3 11 1:23 AM

i thought tomatoes were safe??

April :)
4 girl piggies- Mary, Stella, Peggy & Sasha
RIP my little darlings Daphne & Lucy :( May there be lots of foods in piggie heaven.
7 mice- Caramel, Chocolate, Lamington, Butterscotch, Creamie & Jaffa & Patches
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Feb 3 11 1:32 AM

Cavyluver wrote:
i thought tomatoes were safe??


tomatoes are safe, if fed in high quanititys they can cause mouth sores as they are acidic, all of my pigs get one cherry tomato each weekly and love it, i find the cherry tomatoes less problematic.

Bonnie, mum to
~many beautiful rescued piggies,dogs,cats and ratties~

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#126 [url]

Feb 3 11 4:26 AM

I also find home grown organic tomartoes are FAR less acidic I have never had a problem with mouth sores. And in peak season they could be getting a small one per day

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#128 [url]

Feb 3 11 7:55 AM

Most pigs would be fine with a little more than once a week but its those few that are prone to mouth sores that will have issues, i prefer to just do those sorts of food once a week along with fruit

Bonnie, mum to
~many beautiful rescued piggies,dogs,cats and ratties~

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Feb 3 11 8:02 AM

every day I do a mixture of celery + leaves, capsicum, cucumber, cos lettice, carrot, apple, rockmelon, parsley, basil (only a little bit of parsley and basil tho!). and only like twice a week watermelon, my boys really dont like watermelon that much, its a shock huh?

Oh and I should say I need to do something with my cage, Demetri got out of the cage while I was distracted getting their vegetables/fruit ready and then went and hid under my tv unit!! 10mins later after a chase around my loungeroom he is back in his cage! naughty boy! Jess you and your hudini nickname for Demetri has paid off high dividends :LMAO: thanks alot

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Feb 4 11 9:13 AM

Lol so maybe ten mins after i leave youll realise you only have one piggy left?? ok my girls get a third of a tomatoe between them a day, is that to much?

April :)
4 girl piggies- Mary, Stella, Peggy & Sasha
RIP my little darlings Daphne & Lucy :( May there be lots of foods in piggie heaven.
7 mice- Caramel, Chocolate, Lamington, Butterscotch, Creamie & Jaffa & Patches
2 ratties- Sunflower & Lilly

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#131 [url]

Feb 4 11 9:21 AM

trust me, when one pig is away from the other, they weak for each other, so I would notice plus NO ONE is allowed too take my Demetri away hes my spesh piggie You'll understand tomorrow

ummm Question: I bought camomile yesterday and my boys run away like their frightened of it, are there different types and how do I know which one I have got? (accidently misplaced the tag!).

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#132 [url]

Feb 4 11 11:31 AM

Cavyluver wrote:
i thought tomatoes were safe??


Tomatoes are part of the deadly nightshade family, same as potatoes and aubergine. But tomatoes don't contain high levels of solamine like potatoes and as I now know, aubergine.
They're best kept as treats as they are high in sugar and acidity. My pigs love toms!

Boo & The Piggy St Massive

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#133 [url]

Feb 5 11 4:23 AM

tomato,carrot,celery and apple are never daily foods, apple for my pigs is once a fortnight although you could feed it once or twice a week.

i feed tomato once a week, celery 2-3 times a weeks in small amounts and carrot 1-2 times per week, the staple low sugar/lower in calcium foods are good for everyday

my bases for veg is two types of lettuce daily
Green capsicum daily

and then i alternate the higher calcium/water content foods throughout the week

and sugary/acidic food is once-twice a week tops

Bonnie, mum to
~many beautiful rescued piggies,dogs,cats and ratties~

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#135 [url]

Feb 24 11 1:38 AM

I read through this thread and have a couple of unanwered questions. Bamboo leaves were mentioned but not if they are okay or not. I know apple seeds are bad but what about pear seeds? Also, someone mentioned that their pigs loved pumpkin seeds. Are these okay?

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Feb 25 11 10:47 PM

Raw pumpkin seeds are quite high in phosphorous, potassium and magnesium so I wouldn't unless it was on the very odd occasion.

Boo & The Piggy St Massive

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Feb 25 11 10:49 PM

Forgot to say too that pear seeds contain the same thing as apple seeds - cyanide.
Pears like other fruits should only be given as treats as well due to high sugar content. My pigs love it when they get it, but that's only about twice a year!

We used to have a member that fed their guinea pigs bamboo leaves. They had no problems. It's high in fibre etc but I don't know how safe it is but I'd imagine it would be wise to give only as treats.

Perhaps someone else knows more re bamboo.

Boo & The Piggy St Massive

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Jun 29 11 9:29 AM

http://www.australiancavysanctuary.com/ACS_GuineaPigCare_Fruit&VegList%5B1%5D%5B1%5D.doc




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