Eating flowers?

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Does anyone grow edible flowers for their guinea pigs?

My friend grows nasturtiums for hers, and I was looking online a bit, searched for edible flowers and then checked it on a list of poisonous foods for rabbits and these seem ok. But I'd do more research into it, that was just a quick search.

Hibiscus
Honeysuckle
Nasturtium (blossoms and seeds)
Pansies (Viola x Wittrockiana flowers, petals)
Pelargonium
Pot Marigolds (Calendula officinalis petals with white heel removed)
Roses (Rose petals with white heel removed, rose hips)
Snap dragon
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus buds, petals, seeds)

If anyone does grow them, do you grow them from seed or buy plants? I saw on here that someone said not to feed commercially grown plants because they have chemicals . . .

I'm sure my guinea pigs would just prefer dandelions :)) But I want to grow some pots of flowers anyway so it'd be cool if they could eat them as a treat too.
 

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I found that my roaming piggies would occasionally nibble on a flower, but if they had the choice, they'd rather go for the leaves!

I give my piggies an occasional rose bloom that has broken off, or even a de-thorned stem; but they enjoy more ripping things apart than eating them!

My first piggies Mischief and Minx
 

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Aw lovely photo :) Yeah I have given mine the odd rose petal too. I would give them the leaves of whatever plants they were aswell, if they were safe.

I might have to grow them from seed for them to be safe and chemical free though . . . will do more research. :)
 
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My lot adore dandilion flowers!.drool. just curious i feed my piggies apple tree leaves... but the buds are comming out at the mo... can the piggies eat these tiny flowers? ?/


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No idea about apple tree flowers. I assume they can eat the leaves can they?
 
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