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Can guinea pigs eat corgettes, basil and chives?

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  1. michellexgix

    michellexgix New Member

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    Can guinea pigs eat corgettes, basil and chives?

    I have a new guinea pig. I got him 10 days ago and he was well used to eating alot of vegetables beofre I bought him. He is 3months old and I usually give him green pepper, carrot tops, romaine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, brocoli, cucumber. My mum just did a shop and bought corgette, basil and chives. The basil comes in a little bag as does the chives. So can my guinea pig eat these?

    Also I know all about introducing slowly etc? Oh and can he eat yellow and red peppers?

    Thanks.
     
  2. lizzie_71

    lizzie_71 New Member

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    Courgettes yes, basil I'm not sure, chives no (I think because they are related to onions). Peppers are great for them.
     
  3. michellexgix

    michellexgix New Member

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    thanks. I was thinking that about the chives. Thanks x
     
  4. Little Piggles

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Nov 21, 2009
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    My girls have tried courgette and basil, but didn't eat either rolleyes

    They can have all colours of pepper :)
     
  5. Wiebke

    Wiebke Moderator
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    Make sure that you do not feed the stem and leaves of courgettes or peppers.
     
  6. flips

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Jan 21, 2010
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    My girls didn't like basil at first but now they love it. :)
     
  7. catslovelycats

    catslovelycats Junior Guinea Pig

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    Mine LOVE basil,x)x)x) won;t even try courgettes:)>>>.
    Haven't given them chives cos they're strong & never been sure of them
     
  8. ajb

    ajb Junior Guinea Pig

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    Mine like basil and pepper too. One of mine had problems with green peppers (soft poo) but was okay with ripe ones (red,yellow,orange).
     
  9. bexholmez14

    bexholmez14 New Member

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    mine don't seem to like courgettes eiher...they adore carrots and celery tho!
     
  10. CiaraPatricia

    CiaraPatricia Adult Guinea Pig

    Apr 26, 2010
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    Can't blame pigs who don't like courgette :)>>>

    Thanks Wiebke for that, I often feed mine whole peppers. :red Are the stems poisonous or something?

    Mine like basil, but unfortunately something else does too. I'm thinking slugs . . . it's getting eaten. At least it's attracting them away from my mint, which has gotten eaten less since I grew basil nearby!
     
  11. Little Piggles

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    Nov 21, 2009
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    Can't answer about the stalks, but be careful with the seeds too. I always make sure mine are de-seeded (and chopped up, but this is more to make sure they all share!)
     
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