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Home-made treat recipes....

Discussion in 'Food' started by furryfriends (TEAS), Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Galaxy&nibbles

    Galaxy&nibbles Adult Guinea Pig

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    Oh wow, I didn't know this existed! Will be making something for my boys for Christmas! Thank you!
     
  2. ruthi

    ruthi Junior Guinea Pig

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    Loving this thread!
     
  3. orangeinepig

    orangeinepig Junior Guinea Pig

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    Oooh I may need to try some of these!

    One that I make quite often is a vegetable garland sort of thing.

    What you will need:
    natural twine
    vegetables or fruit (any kind that you want)
    a kebab stick
    a knife
    a pair of scissors

    Steps to making this:
    1. Select your veggies or fruit and cut them up.
    2. Measure out the amount of twin you will need leaving enough twine spare to tie onto the cage or hutch etc.
    3. Use the kebab stick to poke holes in the veg or fruit.
    4. Pull the twine through the holes in the veg or fruit.
    5. tie onto the hutch or cage and watch the piggies have to work for their food. :)
     
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    ruthi Junior Guinea Pig

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  5. Maisy and Poppy

    Maisy and Poppy Adult Guinea Pig

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    Thanks very much!
     
  6. orangeinepig

    orangeinepig Junior Guinea Pig

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    No problem it took me about 15 minutes to make and the guinea pigs loved it!
     
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    Einahpets16 Junior Guinea Pig

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    Hi. How many guinea pig's treats would I have with this recipe?
     
  8. Maisy and Poppy

    Maisy and Poppy Adult Guinea Pig

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    Love this recipe for the piggies and hammy!
    The piggies gave it 10/ 10 !
     
  9. orangeinepig

    orangeinepig Junior Guinea Pig

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    Going to be making a video on how to make a DIY veg and fruit garland for small animals tomorrow :)
     
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    orangeinepig Junior Guinea Pig

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    How To Make A DIY Veg/Fruit Garland for small pets



    seeing as you have already read this post mind subbing to my channel as well?
     
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    Nat_Piggy Junior Guinea Pig

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    how much do you preheat the oven to?
     
  12. Maisy and Poppy

    Maisy and Poppy Adult Guinea Pig

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    I put it to a low heat for an hour.
     
  13. DitsyMum

    DitsyMum Junior Guinea Pig

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    Found a great book called "Cooking for my Cavy" by Melissa J Taylor - lots of good recipes in there and some really cute drawings!
     
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    CarnivalPiggy Teenage Guinea Pig

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    Wondering if for the readigrass ball recipe if it's possible to use a different type of hay for it?
     
  15. Maisy and Poppy

    Maisy and Poppy Adult Guinea Pig

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    I've used Meadow hay and Timothy hay and it works fine but only use a small amount.
     
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    CarnivalPiggy Teenage Guinea Pig

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    Thanks! Although, wondering if it's safe for them to eat.
     
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    Maisy and Poppy Adult Guinea Pig

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    I gave it to my two sows and they were fine. :)

    I kept 2 / 3 of the pellets in big pieces the others where in a powder, I used a tiny bit of oats and hay and tiny bits of carrot ; my piggies loved it!
    I made it again with no hay and more oats and all the pellets cut in half and celary instead of carrot and my two refused to eat it!
     
  18. Chewbacca2004

    Chewbacca2004 Junior Guinea Pig

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    hello just wanted to say to y'all that you should try to avoid treats with honey or peanut butter as they have a lot of sugar fats and salt in them that are unnessecary guinea pigs also love dried fruit and veg
     
  19. Merv987

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    I like the readigrass treats, but how much readigrass can piggies have a day, or everyother day?
     
  20. Chewbacca2004

    Chewbacca2004 Junior Guinea Pig

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    I think cos it's just dehydrated grass with all the nutrients in it you can feed quite a lot. we usually have a bowlful in the hutch in the winter when it's to wet and cold for them to go in the run but they don't rly need it I guess if it's in treats they won't eat that many so they won't cruelly be eating that much. Oh and in a lot of recipes it says 'ground up pellets' and probably like me you don't want to put the pellets into your brand new nutribullet. What I did was get all the dust from the bottom (abt 50g) or I also tried this method where you soaked them in water until they turned mushy and mixed into a paste.
     
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