How many grams of food?

MWpiggies

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Hello everyone! Today my kitchen scale arrived for weighing Eddie! Yay! I’ve heard some people weigh out their piggies veggies to make sure they get the right amount, so I wanted to know how many grams of veg a 1,090gm boar would need in a day.
Thanks!😊
 

Mo & Stubbins & Vani

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I believe that a piggy's diet should consist of 10-15% veg and fresh herbs (1 cupful / 50g / about 2oz).
I have always given my piglets a bit more than that, though. :)
 

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Yes, as above - veg is one cup which equates to around 50g but it is going to depend which veggies you use! 50g of lettuce will amount to a lot more than 50g of cucumber!
I just use a measuring jug, fill it up to around 2 cups (1 cup per pig) - I don’t ever use scales to weigh veg - and if some days it’s more than that then that’s fine because the next day they may get less.
The only food source I am very careful about ensuring isn’t overfed (and I actually underfeed) is pellets and stick strictly to limited amounts
 
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