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Frozen veg?

Discussion in 'Food' started by bluebutterfly, Dec 18, 2009.

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  1. I know this is probably a really stupid question but I'm learning as much as I can about keeping guinea pigs so bear with me!

    Would frozen veg be ok to feed guinea pigs?
    I dont mean feeding it to them frozen! I mean leaving it out to defrost or cooking it and letting it cool down.
    Because you can get frozen carrots,broccoli,cauliflower,sweetcorn etc aswell as mixed veg (runner beans/carrot/peas and sweetcorn)

    Please dont yell at me if this is a stupid question....I'm only asking. If I dont ask then I'll never know.
  2. nutmeg

    nutmeg New Member

    Jul 28, 2008
    North West of England
    No questions are stupid don't worry. I would say no, as most veggies are blanched before freezing, so they are partially cooked, and we wouldn't normally feed cooked veg. But...it may not be terrible if you are absolutely stuck and snowed in so can't get to the shops. Sure someone will come on and give us the full technical run down. x
  3. KingBoris&HisFollowers

    Mar 30, 2009
    Albury Australia
    I agree you are very welcome to ask questions,
    But no i would never ever feed frozen,being partially cooked they wont have the same nutrients as fresh not to mention they are way to humanised for guinea pigs;)
    Sometimes frozen veg also have add chemicals to preserve them longer so thats a definate no no
    Nothing can ever be cooked for piggies,its best if they eat all there food in as natural state as possible,pellets being the most man made thing of the lot.
    Goodluck xxxxx
  4. ok no frozen veg then. I only asked because I always have frozen veg in my freezer and fresh stuff seems to go off really quickly :(
    But I have bunnies and buy fresh stuff anyway so its no problem just buying a few other veggies for piggies.
  5. KingBoris&HisFollowers

    Mar 30, 2009
    Albury Australia
    no problem its always good to double check;),the other issue i have found is frozen veges seem to be fine then when cooked taste frost bitten:)>>>,i have actually turned off them myself for that reason lol,and besides when the pigs eat fresh veg i find myself picking at there food while I'm cutting it lol so its good for humans to have pigs too:))
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