I saw brussel sprouts in Asda yesterday. I had never seen them like that before. They were still attached to what I assume they grow on. I never knew they grew on a stalk like that. At least, I had never given it any thought.
they started off as a joke played on a king or something, they are actually a variant of cabbages (or cauliflower) that dont get fully matured. as Mrswilsoncroft has put up a pic this is how they grow. they start at the end and when its fully grown, as pic shows, then it start to work its way down.
They look cool. Does anyone know if the leaves are ok for guineas? I'd be tempted to buy a stalk just because it's different. I love sprouts. We spent last Christmas with my in-laws, Lee had told them that I really like sprouts so I was presented with a bowl of about 40! No-one else was bothered about them. Felt a bit pressured to eat them - but also had to bear in mind that I was staying over with them that evening! We all know what sprouts do to a person
At the college I go to they do an animl science course and they have a couple of guinea pigs in there and they're always chomping on full brussel sprouts. Ive given them to my piggys before so they are fine but if they dont like them I'm sure they wont eat them! -c
Brussels on 'trees' were on special offer in Sainsbury's last week if anyone is interested. I got some and put all the piggies together - it was so sweet to see them chomping on a brussel sprout each! Not sure about the leaves either - would be good to know as it seems wasteful otherwise?
sorry I think I missed the point of the question! I thought you meant the actual sprout itself. The leaves I would assume are fine. I have read that the only foods not suitable for guinea pigs are vegetables grown from root. I've always avoided them but I just go by what I'm told! You've gotta think though, the animal survives purely on fresh fruit/vegetables, hay and complete food. Its immune system is going to be immense - I would feed them the leaves if it was me. Seems a waste otherwise!