Can even dried forage food be too much for sensitive tummies?

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I now have a wide variety of dried forage foods, both bought and home-dried, to feed our two piggies who are off vegetables. My question is, can these dried foods, which are substituting fresh veg, also contribute to soft poops since they widen the piggies' diet beyond just hay? I don't think this can be too much of a silly question as the Piggy Parcels leaflet does state to introduce their (dried) forage slowly. So might my dried clover be too much for them? Would the same be true of the bought marigold (which doesn't seem as dry)?
 

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I would introduce anything slowly, having had two piggies in past with sensitive systems it can pay to be careful. I am also mindful of dried treats and tend to feed in moderation if at all every now and then
 

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Thank you very much for this, @sport_billy. I'm scattering a few dried leaves in their run every day (variously, bramble, apple, hawthorn, hazlenut and birch). Now that they know it's a treasure-hunt, that has them scurrying about! They also get pinches of dried coriander stalks and occasional (because of the calcium content) dried dandelion, plantain or nettles in a bowl. I don't think any of these count as dried treats, though, or do they? I'm keeping the quantities very small. They very occasionally have a couple of dried apple shreds, dried carrot or dried beetroot with the above, which I do know are treats. What about rose petals or marigold, though? Are they treats?
 
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