Pea flakes

Hannahb2804

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Is it okay to give one pea flake per piggie each day of the week? Just wanted to use something to do hand feeding & bonding and I’ve seen a lot of people use pea flakes, I’ve also seen the oxbow vit c cookies, can these be fed a few times a week for a treat or only fed when needed? I’ve seen bags of forage for treats etc but just wanted to make sure a pea flake a day didn’t do any harm?
 

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Pea flakes should only be given occasionally as a treat, so once daily is too much. You can bond by hand feeding them veg as well. Also have a read of the thread I’ll link below. Bear in mind they’re prey animals so bonding will take time. You just have to accept it at the level they want to give rather than force it.

As for vitamin c, if they have a varied diet and eat hay then they shouldn’t need a vitamin c supplement. Pellets also contain vitamin c and it’s also in hay and grass.
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Pea flakes should only be given occasionally as a treat, so once daily is too much. You can bond by hand feeding them veg as well. Also have a read of the thread I’ll link below. Bear in mind they’re prey animals so bonding will take time. You just have to accept it at the level they want to give rather than force it.

As for vitamin c, if they have a varied diet and eat hay then they shouldn’t need a vitamin c supplement. Pellets also contain vitamin c and it’s also in hay and grass.
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I was under the impression pea flakes are fine for a daily treat
 

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There are healthier things to use if it is going to be used daily for hand feeding - herbs for example.
I personally don’t feed pea flakes at all.
 
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