Pesticides on Grass Question

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Hi, so I know the gist of the answer to this question from other questions on this page but I wanted to be sure with the specifics of my question. My parents treated our grass with pesticides about a year ago. Since then, the grass that had pesticides on it has surely grown out and been replaced with organic blades. We have our lawn mowed weekly with a lawn mowing service. I am now reading that I have to “hand cut” the grass in order for them to be able to eat it? I have already let them eat some grass at a park where my local “Pignic” takes place (guinea pig meetup) and they let them eat the grass there. Am I really doing my pigs a disservice by letting them eat my freshly mowed lawn? I would really love to get them out and they so love to eat grass.
 

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If it has been over a year and the grass is cut regulary then it is fine to put your piggies out to graze on it.
Perfect thanks for this! Sometimes it’s just a little overwhelming with all the piggy info out there. But at the same time its good to have so much info from people who care!
 

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As long as they don’t eat the mowed grass they’re fine. But I would be hesitant about letting them eat the grass in the park - dogs etc. Unless they have no access to it.
 

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As long as they don’t eat the mowed grass they’re fine. But I would be hesitant about letting them eat the grass in the park - dogs etc. Unless they have no access to it.
Okay thank you and I might reserve a section of grass at my house where my dog can’t go just so they can have that!
 

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Aside from the grass issue which has been answered, are you allowing your piggies to meet and play with other piggies at these ‘pignics’, as that really shouldn’t be happening. Piggies do not do those kinds of meet ups and play dates. Each meeting is a bonding session to them which is then stopped which causes stress to the piggies.
 

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Aside from the grass issue which has been answered, are you allowing your piggies to meet and play with other piggies at these ‘pignics’, as that really shouldn’t be happening. Piggies do not do those kinds of meet ups and play dates. Each meeting is a bonding session to them which is then stopped which causes stress to the piggies.
Really! I have heard of this bonding session thing but just assumed it was okay once a year or something. I actually got into the idea of pigs from attending one of these but thank you for your knowledge I won’t be going anytime soon bc of corona but now I probably won’t be going again!
 

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Really! I have heard of this bonding session thing but just assumed it was okay once a year or something. I actually got into the idea of pigs from attending one of these but thank you for your knowledge I won’t be going anytime soon bc of corona but now I probably won’t be going again!
Piggies who are not permanently living together should not meet up, they simply don’t function like this. If a pair is bonded, they stay together just on their own and never meeting other piggies for physical contact.
Allowing piggies to meet other piggies also has the potential to cause problems in the bond between your current pair, make them fight and mean they have to be permanently separated.
Plus it increases the risk of bringing home illnesses and making your piggies sick.
 

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Piggies who are not permanently living together should not meet up, they simply don’t function like this. If a pair is bonded, they stay together just on their own and never meeting other piggies for physical contact.
Allowing piggies to meet other piggies also has the potential to cause problems in the bond between your current pair, make them fight and mean they have to be permanently separated.
Plus it increases the risk of bringing home illnesses and making your piggies sick.
Thats really good info and I even thought of if they smell other girl pigs in the room at a pignic! That could cause an instant break!
 
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