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can guinea pigs eat dandelion leaves?..

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  1. pigpig479

    pigpig479 New Member

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    hi, can guinea pigs eat dandilion leaves? i have heard of it but wanted to be sure! are there other common plants, leaves, flowers etc. they can eat? all thanks appreciated! thanks agian and good bye!:)p
     
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    mine lurrrve dandiolleaves and flowers... they also like clover x)
     
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    Yep, Most love them....mine do! :)) Mine won't eat the flower though.
     
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    mine do to thanks cause i found some leaves and wondered like usaul!
     
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    they love them! they like it better than grass! there first time! thanks so much!
     
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    Ours love dandelion but I understand it can make them wee more than usual so it's best to ration it.
     
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    Dandelion leaves are OK, but not in a great volumes.
     
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    i ratiopn it like you say, ive run out now!
     
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  9. There's all sorts of wild food they'll eat. Take a plant book out in the garden -- they like plantain too, and sow thistle gets munched up in double quick time. Young bramble leaves (the young ones have softer spikes) go down a treat too. Chickweed and groundsel are good ones, but there's not much down here in the Southwest. However, I think a lot of Essex is arable farms, which is where it grows, so that might be good. We live on a farm, so when the weather's bad, I take a bag out on my dog walk and pick a big bag of grass and other forage. I call it Hedgerow Delight -- they go crazy for it, and start squeaking if they hear a plastic bag rustling!
     
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    hi, thanks!
    i usually go dog walking too, i usually pick clovers, long, thick grass and dandilion leaves. thanks agian!
     
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