Can You Give Guinea Pigs Leaves From Trees?

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Candice Warner

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Hello, guys, girls and guineas. I haven't been on here for ages and I have a question.
So we all know that trees now have new, fresh leaves and I as wondering, can my piggies eat leaves from trees?
If so which type of trees are safe and which are unsafe?
Mostly I have plum trees and such in my garden.
Thank you for your help. Xx
 

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There is quite a bit of info saying branches of apple and Hazel trees are OK . I have also read that apple leaves and raspberry leaves are OK but I don't know how good they are for guinea pigs so I only give occasionally.

I have read somewhere not to give branches from pitted fruit trees ( i.e. plum and. peach) - so I would avoid giving leaves from a plum tree if I were you.
 

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Apple, pear and hazel branches with leaves on are OK. Please be aware that the leaves are rather high in calcium, so they should not be given regularly and they should always be from unsprayed trees.
 

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Is honeysuckle okay for guinea pigs? my cockatiel loves the stuff, and i think archie wanted some but i wouldnt give it to him unless i know its safe.
 

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honeysuckle isnt i dont think and neither is clematis, generally speaking evergreens are not safe. Roses are fine but use them as a treat, and willow is also fine, my boys love the leaves.
 
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