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Pineapple Leaves?

Discussion in 'Food' started by mutton chops, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. I know piggies can eat pineapple (although i havnt tried it with them yet), but can they have the leaves or the skin? I was looking at the 2 pineapples in our fruit bowl and theyre almost mostly leaves so it would be good if they can then it wouldnt be wasted!

    Mary Xx
     
  2. Sue G

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    I actually would have thought pineapple was too acid for piggies - I know I can't eat it because it makes my tongue curl up, like gooseberries and rhubarb. (and if you ever pour cream over pineapple, you'll see it kind of curdles) Not sure about the leaves though.
     
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    Pineapple should be given sparingly as it is very acidic, as for the leaves, I would say not although not 100% sure. They seem too sharp to me and I would go so far as to say they could be poisonous...I wouldn't chance it!
     
  4. Goldie

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    I have to say that I have never fed mine pineapple. Never given it a thought, but I reckon also that it might be too acidic.

    Pineapple leaves ... I have no idea but they do look quite sharp and tough!
     
  5. Perhaps its better to waste the leaves than chance your piggys on it
     
  6. Thank you all:) I wouldnt feed them to them unless i know for sure its safe. The pineapples we get dont seem nearly as acidic as most, maybe cos its not from a supermarket? Or just because we leave them to ripen for ages? I think ill give them a teensy bit when i cut them up, as a treat:)
     
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