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Dried fruit?

Discussion in 'Food' started by lizzie_71, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. lizzie_71
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    Can guinea pigs eat dried fruit, such as sultanas, raisins or dried apricots, maybe as an occasional treat?

    I used to give them to the hamster, but I'm not sure with piggies.
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    Yes they can eat all dried fruits (in my experience not many of them have actually wanted to but they are perfectly safe). Bear in mind that raisins are hugely high in calories though.
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    and sugar (teeth)
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    Dried apricots(unless they are organic contain the preservative sulpher dioxide.I would not give these to me pigs.,or other dried fruits because of the aforesaid sugar content.
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    i agree with maryh
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    I never use any of the dried fruit,not even for treats as most do have sugar added
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    Yes the unsulphared apricots are brown. It's the presevative that makes dried apricots orange don't you know?

    But I feed my piggies FRESH food all the way.
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    When I first got them they loved raisins but after a day or two I found out how high they were in sugar so I stopped.
    I wouldn't feed them any others-why feed them dry when you can give them fresh?
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    With a that fruit make yourself a Christmas pudding instead :smitten: If you like them off course (I don't)
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    I was asking because I've got quite a lot left over after making my Christmas pud lol!

    Never mind, I'll give it to the kids, they love it!
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