Do you have to bake apple branches?

LianFlower

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Hi everyone! We have some apple trees here in our yard and I am wondering if it's okay to give the piggies the branches right from the tree? I saw they sell apple branches in the store but I'm not sure if they bake or treat them somehow first to make them safe? Thanks!
 

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I don't know about apple branches in particular, but I regularly forage food for my piggies, and just give it to them as it comes. You might want to give it a wash to make sure there are no bugs or bird droppings on it through. I hope they enjoy it.
 

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I quite often give mine a piece of apple branch from our garden.
They also love Hazel which is pretty easy to find locally (for me).

I simply hose them off and throw them in the cage - they never last long!

The only thing I would be careful about is feeding fruit branches sourced from outside you garden - many places spray their fruit trees and this could be dangerous for your piggies.
So I only feed fruit branches from our own garden, but do collect things like Hazel from elsewhere.
 

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I've got crab apple trees in my garden, my mum has apple and pear, tried all of them with my pair but just turn their noses up!
Prepared (cleaned, baked) or fresh from the tree! Fussy beasts.

Chinchilla normally loves them all of course so don't go to waste :)
 
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