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can guinea pigs eat grapes?

Discussion in 'Guinea Pig Chat' started by JoBo, May 18, 2011.

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  1. JoBo

    JoBo Adult Guinea Pig

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    And if so does it matter what colour?

    I have never fed my pigs grapes before so was not sure and hubby brought some home for them this evening xx
     
  2. HairlessWillow7

    HairlessWillow7 Adult Guinea Pig

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    I've given mine grapes before and they all loved them! But as with any fruit, only give them a little. I don't think color matters. Also, I take out the seeds before feeding them grapes. Hope that helped!
     
  3. weelynne83

    weelynne83 New Member

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    yeah i've fed mine grapes aswell. I normally get seedless ones x
     
  4. Mother Hubbard

    Mother Hubbard Adult Guinea Pig

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    Yep, mine have green ones I just slice them in half I just don't give them loads. But they do love them. Yum yum
     
  5. Sarah from Chucklebunnies

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    They can also eat the stems and woody bits - those are good roughage for them.
     
  6. katiepops

    katiepops Adult Guinea Pig

    Jan 13, 2010
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    Oh I didn't know that.
    Gerry loves grapes, well all things sweet actually, although he only gets very small amounts. Bob can't work out what to do with grapes, he just pushes them round with his nose. I've tried cutting them in half but he's not keen. :))
     
  7. Julesie

    Julesie Adult Guinea Pig

    Oct 29, 2010
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    Mine always beg for grapes when we are eating them but they can't figure out how to eat them when we give them one.
    We then cut it and they sniff it and then don't want it anymore.

    So they can eat thehm but if they are like mine, they might beg for them and then not eat them.
     
  8. PiggiePal

    PiggiePal Adult Guinea Pig

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    all of my pigs would do anything for a grape! ;-)
     
  9. Farquhar

    Senior Guinea Pig

    Feb 9, 2009
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    My lot all love grapes but are given as a rare treat as they can be acidic. There is nothing better than seeing a piggie scoffing a grape!
     
  10. Teejay

    Teejay Adult Guinea Pig

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    Well, you learn something every day! I'll try them on the woody bits next time we have grapes....my two aren't wildly keen on the grapes themselves though. In fact, the only fruit they seem to like is pears and watermelon!
     
  11. Oh thank you for that, I love that piggies waste nothing lol xox
     
  12. Fudge and Rainbow :)

    Fudge and Rainbow :) Adult Guinea Pig

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    yep! Mine love them. x) We get the green seedless ones but I don't think then colour matters. :)
     
  13. Nik_n_Pigs

    Nik_n_Pigs New Member

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    oh i didnt know they can eat the woody bits I'm off to give them some now , also i thought for some reason they could only have green . thats great *** we prefer red to green :) can share now hehe
     
  14. Nik_n_Pigs

    Nik_n_Pigs New Member

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    sorry that was meant to say 'because' we prefer...
     
  15. VickyMidlands

    VickyMidlands Junior Guinea Pig

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    I cut the grapes in half. My two love them.
     
  16. LordBernieBouffant

    LordBernieBouffant Junior Guinea Pig

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    Mine love them - but cut into quarters - as halves stick cut side down in the bowl and they don't seem to know how to eat them then :))

    And there's me carefully pulling all the woody bits off and I never needed to rolleyes

    I buy grapes a few a time to give them 2 days out of 7 - I get some funny looks when I put them through the checkout :))
     
  17. jellybabyjess

    jellybabyjess New Member

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    Mine dont like much in the way of fruit apart from apple and orange...i've tried them on strawberries, blueberries, melon and grapes...they might have a few nibbles but then just leave them on the bottom of the cage.
     
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