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  1. Tim&Tam

    Tim&Tam New Member

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    brussel sprouts?-c
     
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    i tried my two girls with them - but they weren't keen.
     
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    Wiebke Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not really recommended in more than very small quantities occasionally - they are one of the cabbage varieties that cause problems with bloat; most piggies won't like them anyway!
     
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    i'm not to keen on them.........or cabbage, as it can make them a bit gassy and i've had friends have bad experiences with them....... :...
    that's just my personal point of view tho

    you might like to look thru this list that Laura has compiled :)
    lots of info on what foods and combo's they should eat but it's very informative

    http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=30297
     
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    As long as you you feed these cabbage varieties in smaller quantities as part of a bowl of mixed veg, these cabbages are safe to feed to healthy guinea pigs regularly: broccoli, sweetheart/pointed cabbage, savoy, cauli, bok/pak choi. Occasionally: Spring greens and kale - like spinach, kale is very high in calcium and should only be fed about once a month.

    If you have a piggy with a tender digestive system, cabbages are the first thing to go!

    Here is a list of veg they can eat: http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=42
     
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    Teresa J Adult Guinea Pig

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    Mine seem to like the outer leaves of sprouts but dont eat the actual sprout..............

    Teresa xx
     
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    BellasMummy Senior Guinea Pig

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    My girls love sprouts. I like to buy them loose rather than in a bag as it saves on waste as my 2 don't get through a whole bag but apart from christmas time they don't sell them loose anywhere!
     
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