Accidentally Fed Guinea Pigs Moldy Bell Peppers

AlleBalle

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Hi. As the title states, I just accidentally fed my two boars moldy bell peppers. From the appearance of the pepper, it looked normal. I couldn’t spot any mold on either the outside or inside of the vegetable. I did the mistake of not tasting them until afterwards I had already given them some. It tasted like dirt. A dead giveaway. What they got was a fairly small piece each, but they have been given more yesterday as well. Should I be worried they might catch some life-threatening disease?

I might also add they didn’t seem fazed themselves, and simply chewed it up like normal. They still behave as usual. Thanks in advance!
 

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Gosh, I never taste test peppers! I hate the things. I just check that they look visibly ok. I think they wouldn’t eat them if they were bad?
 

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I've had a few near misses with peppers at this time of year - you don't know how old they are by the time they reach northern europe! Sometimes they go soft before they go brown so when I get a new one I always halve it and have a good feel inside for any squishy... then cut up and put in a bowl in the fridge. With 4 pigs they eat a pepper over 2 days so it's fine.
 

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I've had a few near misses with peppers at this time of year - you don't know how old they are by the time they reach northern europe! Sometimes they go soft before they go brown so when I get a new one I always halve it and have a good feel inside for any squishy... then cut up and put in a bowl in the fridge. With 4 pigs they eat a pepper over 2 days so it's fine.

Okay, thanks for your input! :)
 
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