Do Weeds Count Towards Daily Veg?

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Ruby Inferno

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Currently I don't have much veg in the house, so the piggies haven't been getting a lot. Maybe a small-medium sized handful. They have, however, been getting piggy-safe fresh forages from the garden including clover and dandelion as well as plenty of grass. Is it all right to feed less veg as long as they are getting fresh forages?
 

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Yes - grass counts towards their daily veg so I'd say your doing the right thing :)
Mine have really enjoyed the odd bit of sticky weed the last couple of weeks, if you fancy a new forage for them to try!
 

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Yes, just count it towards their daily veg quota. Mine love dandelions but are always noticeably shocked when the salad bowl at teatime is less full than normal.
 

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Thanks everyone! :)

I do have some stickyweed, but it is in my front garden so I can't feed it to them. It is most likely a bit polluted due to car exhaust, as it is right next to where cars go by.

I also let them have wild geranium during lawn time. A while ago I didn't because I wasn't sure, but I have now realised it is wild and therefore safe. It's pretty much dotted all over my lawn, as well as some on my border (which I did not plant and was not there when I first moved in), so definitely wild.

I occasionally give them catsear too. I've heard it's a little high in phosphorous though, so not very often.
 

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I've often wondered if they can eat weeds and such random growing plants since in an emergency (i.e collapse/total meltdown of society and it's systems) I had planned to release them in the local city nature reserve..but wondered if they wouldn't get sick from eating the vegetation growing naturally there (aside from being caught and eaten by cats or foxes lol).
 

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Depends on the forages really, some common ones are not safe at all. And, of course, domesticated piggies can't survive in the wild!
 
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