Fruits and Veggies

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Fruits and Veggies

Post by Jeff Wilso » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Sammy is about 7 weeks old and doing an outstanding job training her slave
here, especially with all the help from this news group.  I have yet another
question, tho.  She eats her pellets great in the morning and LOVES her
Timothy hay during the day, but has no interest in dandelion greens, romaine
lettuce, carrots, apples, bananas, ....in the evening (or any other time).
My refrigerator is starting to look like a fruits-n-vegetables market.
(And, yes, I'm adding Vitamin C to her water, although she wouldn't touch it
until I added a crushed quarter tab of the _chewable_ variety.)

Are the veggies something that she will grow into, or are some pigs just
finicky eaters right out of the gate?  I was also thinking about trying the
dehydrated apple and banana chips - or do you think I'll just be adding to
my collection?  :)

Jeff

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Post by Nichol » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>(And, yes, I'm adding Vitamin C to her water, although she wouldn't touch
it
>until I added a crushed quarter tab of the _chewable_ variety.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
As far as the vitamin C, You can also put some orange juice right in a
little
syringe, (the vet gave me one) and see if she'll drink it right from that.
Our's
do and it saves the drinking bottle from getting all sticky and stuff.

Our piggies favorite's are oranges, carrots, and kale.
Nichole

 
 
 

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Post by neil trac » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Faith, you have met your match.  His name is Elwy, and he's a 2 yr. old big
man.  He runs away from celery in utter terror.  Mind you he's afraid of
bananas too.:)
Quote:

>  I've
> never met one that didn't like celery.
> Lotsaluv
> Faith
> I'm working on my signature, at the moment it's:
> Of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most.

 
 
 

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Post by FyreD.. » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Sounds just like my Bailey, won't touch the veggies. So I give the Kay-Tee
Fiesta Mix (yes the expensive stuff), a mix of regular pellets with a little
bird seed, and another mix of dried seeds and fruit. She also gets timothy and
alfalfa hay. Bailey gets her vitamins from an eye dropper which contains liquid
(baby) vitamin "C".
Quote:

> Sammy is about 7 weeks old and doing an outstanding job training her slave
> here, especially with all the help from this news group.  I have yet another
> question, tho.  She eats her pellets great in the morning and LOVES her
> Timothy hay during the day, but has no interest in dandelion greens, romaine
> lettuce, carrots, apples, bananas, ....in the evening (or any other time).
> My refrigerator is starting to look like a fruits-n-vegetables market.
> (And, yes, I'm adding Vitamin C to her water, although she wouldn't touch it
> until I added a crushed quarter tab of the _chewable_ variety.)

> Are the veggies something that she will grow into, or are some pigs just
> finicky eaters right out of the gate?  I was also thinking about trying the
> dehydrated apple and banana chips - or do you think I'll just be adding to
> my collection?  :)

> Jeff

> PS:  If replying via email, please remove the nospam from the addy.

 
 
 

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Post by Da Chicken Lad » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Dear Jeff,

Like people, piggies all have different food preferences. My suggestion is
to keep making different veggies and fruits available, because piggies tend
to be more adventurous when they are yound and so you may want to expose
them to as much variety as earlier as possible.

One of my big problems is eating too much meat and not enough veggies and
fruits. The piggies have been very good to me in that they make me eat a
better diet...i.e. what the ***es don't eat, their slave eats.

I would watch foods w/ high sugar concentration like banana chips though,
'coz some piggies get diabetes.

Good luck. =)

Barbara

Quote:

>Sammy is about 7 weeks old and doing an outstanding job training her slave
>here, especially with all the help from this news group.  I have yet
another
>question, tho.  She eats her pellets great in the morning and LOVES her
>Timothy hay during the day, but has no interest in dandelion greens,
romaine
>lettuce, carrots, apples, bananas, ....in the evening (or any other time).
>My refrigerator is starting to look like a fruits-n-vegetables market.
>(And, yes, I'm adding Vitamin C to her water, although she wouldn't touch
it
>until I added a crushed quarter tab of the _chewable_ variety.)

>Are the veggies something that she will grow into, or are some pigs just
>finicky eaters right out of the gate?  I was also thinking about trying the
>dehydrated apple and banana chips - or do you think I'll just be adding to
>my collection?  :)

>Jeff

>PS:  If replying via email, please remove the nospam from the addy.

 
 
 

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Post by Melinda Meaha » Fri, 13 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Bailey gets her vitamins from an eye dropper which contains liquid
> (baby) vitamin "C".

Please, where do you get it and what is it called?  I've been looking
for this.  Looked at piggie vitamins in the pet store the other day and
they have 30-60 mg per ounce of vitamins and they want you to give 2 to
4 drops a day, and that doesn't make sense.

I would love to do that rather than try to get it to them through water
or food....

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Post by Faith Myer » Sat, 14 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Our piggies favorite's are oranges, carrots, and kale.
>Nichole

Some guineas are VERY choosy, but as I posted on a different topic, I've
never met one that didn't like celery.
Lotsaluv
Faith
I'm working on my signature, at the moment it's:
Of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most.
 
 
 

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Post by L. Davi » Sat, 14 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> Sammy [won't eat] dandelion greens, romaine lettuce, carrots, apples,
> bananas, ....in the evening (or any other time).
> My refrigerator is starting to look like a fruits-n-vegetables market.

> Are the veggies something that she will grow into, or are some pigs just
> finicky eaters right out of the gate?  

Chester is mighty picky about his veggies.  I tried green leaf lettuce
(wouldn't touch it), celery and radishes (picked those out and ate the
rest of the "salad"... oh, but he does like the radish greens... only
problem is that I don't like the radishes so they go to waste *sigh*),
tomato, oranges, watermellon, grapes, cucumber... won't touch any of it.
But I have found several things he does like.  He goes nuts for romaine
lettuce, cilantro, and parsley (he usually gets those three in a salad).
He also likes radish greens, carrots, apples and pears.  It's kind of a
trial and error thing.  Keep trying new stuff, I'm sure Sammy will find
something she likes.

Quote:
> I was also thinking about trying the
> dehydrated apple and banana chips -

There are banana chips in one of Chester's GP foods (I mix the gormet
stuff with plain pellets), and he seems to like them.  It would probably
also be good for the teeth.

good luck with Sammy.

Lisa Davis
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~davisl  no spam: http://www.cauce.org

The success of a relationship is not based on how compatible you are, but
how you deal with incompatibility.           -unknown author

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff Wilso » Sat, 14 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Sincere thanks to you all for your responses to this post.  This is where
the Internet is really a great thing.

And so, I'm off to Sears to buy a much much bigger fridge (do they make one
with a 16-shelf vegetable keeper?!)  with a follow-up visit to Acme (where
the produce lady is starting to wonder why I hang out there so often - I
fear she's beginning to think I'm trying to attract her attention!)

Guinea pigs are such inexpensive pets (laughing hysterically).

.....but she is worth it.....

 
 
 

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Post by Faith Myer » Sun, 15 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>Sincere thanks to you all for your responses to this post>

>.....but she is worth it.....

>SHE always is!! :-)))

Lotsaluv
Faith
Of all the things I've lost, it's my mind I miss the most!
 
 
 

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Post by L. Davi » Tue, 17 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> >Our piggies favorite's are oranges, carrots, and kale.
> >Nichole

> Some guineas are VERY choosy, but as I posted on a different topic, I've
> never met one that didn't like celery.

You haven't met my Chester yet, have you? ;)

Lisa Davis
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~davisl  no spam: http://www.cauce.org

The success of a relationship is not based on how compatible you are, but
how you deal with incompatibility.           -unknown author