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Can guinea pigs eat green beans?

Discussion in 'Food' started by Benzila, Sep 12, 2012.

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  1. Benzila

    Benzila New Member

    Jul 29, 2012
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    Can I feed my piggy green beans?
     
  2. Iceprincessx

    Iceprincessx Junior Guinea Pig

    Aug 14, 2012
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    I do Barnum loves them!
     
  3. gpmomma

    gpmomma Teenage Guinea Pig

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    Somewhere in the US
  4. primrose

    primrose Junior Guinea Pig

    Jul 29, 2012
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    On the same topic, does anyone know why the RSPCA say that they are poisonous? What evidence do they have? I've always given my piggies masses of runner beans when they're in season, so feel fairly happy that they're okay, but then I started to worry...could they possibly be toxic in the long term?
     
  5. scpiggy

    scpiggy Teenage Guinea Pig

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    When mine eat them they only eat the outer shell and leave the little bean bits inside. When I first gave them runner beans I looked in their cage and thought they'd done really small white poos until i realised it was the inner beans :))
     
  6. Bobby&Frankie

    Bobby&Frankie Junior Guinea Pig

    Apr 9, 2012
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    Yep, mine love them - carrots and green beans are the ultimate bribery treat
     
  7. tabelmabel

    tabelmabel New Member

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    Oh yes - I keep giving mine the Tesco finest ones I really buy for myself! They adore them. I can't give them too many though as they are expensive
     
  8. CharlieH

    CharlieH Teenage Guinea Pig

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    This exact thing happened to me too lol! They're pretty clever to be able to eat all around the bean middles haha, I'm always amazed :))
     
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