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Dried fruit?

Discussion in 'Food' started by lizzie_71, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. lizzie_71

    lizzie_71 New Member

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    Can guinea pigs eat dried fruit, such as sultanas, raisins or dried apricots, maybe as an occasional treat?

    I used to give them to the hamster, but I'm not sure with piggies.
     
  2. Black Jack

    Black Jack Adult Guinea Pig

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    Yes they can eat all dried fruits (in my experience not many of them have actually wanted to but they are perfectly safe). Bear in mind that raisins are hugely high in calories though.
     
  3. Clare

    Clare New Member

    and sugar (teeth)
     
  4. Dried apricots(unless they are organic contain the preservative sulpher dioxide.I would not give these to me pigs.,or other dried fruits because of the aforesaid sugar content.
     
  5. spice and honeys mummy

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    i agree with maryh
     
  6. sokel

    sokel New Member

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    I never use any of the dried fruit,not even for treats as most do have sugar added
     
  7. cashmincal

    Senior Guinea Pig

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    Yes the unsulphared apricots are brown. It's the presevative that makes dried apricots orange don't you know?

    But I feed my piggies FRESH food all the way.
     
  8. When I first got them they loved raisins but after a day or two I found out how high they were in sugar so I stopped.
    I wouldn't feed them any others-why feed them dry when you can give them fresh?
     
  9. sokel

    sokel New Member

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  10. cashmincal

    Senior Guinea Pig

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    With a that fruit make yourself a Christmas pudding instead :smitten: If you like them off course (I don't)
     
  11. lizzie_71

    lizzie_71 New Member

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    I was asking because I've got quite a lot left over after making my Christmas pud lol!

    Never mind, I'll give it to the kids, they love it!
     
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