Favourite Foods

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Post   » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:28 pm

My piggies adore watermelon rinds, peppers are close second, but watermelon will probably always be the favorite.

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Post   » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:34 pm

The only intense dislike I've seen was way back when Jeffery was a single pig, and I tried to feed him red pepper. He was afraid of it! Terrified. He took a sniff, ran all the way to the other side of the cage chattering his teeth. He stayed in that corner until I took the pepper out of the cage. Silly boy.


Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:28 am

Troy's favorite is Raddichio, Emmitt is the fatty and he used to love Baby Bok Choy, but not so much any more. Raddishes might be his new favorite, but just like carrots I have to give that to him sparingly as I believe it is high in sugar.

Their main staple of veggies is the pre-washed mix of spring greens from the grocery store, which is perfect because I like it, too! I give them a handful of that twice a day plus a combo of any 2 of the following, rotated each day:

red pepper
bean sprouts
celery leaf
bok choy (baby)
red cabbage.

So, here's a general question for all of you which I tried to start a post about a while back but it got side tracked and digressed into a bunny thread :) Do you give your pigs veggies like every 12 hours? I try to and was just wondering how much and how often is the norm/healthiest. Thanks!

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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:43 am

my pigs love toilet paper!! When I'm cleaning their cage, I sometims leave a roll inside and all thepigs crowd around and start nyom nyom nyoming, lol.

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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:27 pm

Our girls get breakfast & dinner veggies but there are many people here who only do breakfast or only do dinner. I think most people do whatever suits their own schedules best.

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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:38 pm

Yeah, because of work I only do veggies once a day (dinner). If I have time and the weather cooperates, I try to do some forages in the afternoon as well.

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Post   » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:54 pm

My pigs HATE cherry tomatoes!

For fruits, Daisy and Maus both enjoy strawberries, mango, grapes (especially), apple, cantaloupe..there aren't very many fruits they don't enjoy. Watermelon and banana they don't really like.

Veggies are romaine lettuce, yellow pepper, celery, broccoli, snap/sugar peas...they don't always eat the veggie part of the cauliflower, sometimes only the leaves. They'll pretty much eat whatever. Haven't tried them with any spices/herbs, though.

Pigs recently have stopped liking red pepper. It gets forgotten in the feeding frenzy.


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Post   » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:07 am

Daily Diet:
Romaine (duh)
bell peppers (no specific colors)

When I can find it cheap enough:
Corn Husk
red cabbage

Grass they are insane for!

Won't even touch:

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Post   » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:57 am

Wheat grass is a favorite with my boars!

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Post   » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:23 pm

What is best for putting weight back on them? Alfafa??


Post   » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:17 pm

Chloe Loves green leaf lettuce, celery, & broccolli stems....

So far no tomatos, strawberry,- or anything else I've tried. We will keep trying new things though...she's still young & new to our home.

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Post   » Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:24 pm

Bethb I'd ditch the broccoli stems. I'd use it as a very rare treat once a week treat, or leave it out all together.

"Avoid or use sparingly, cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, collards, bok choy, broccoli), as they may cause gas in your pet. "


Cilantro my Robin Piggie loves cilantro. Also green leaf lettuce, and 1 baby carrot per pig a day.

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Post   » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:02 pm

Our foster Cornelius LOVES watermelon rind. He was busy eatting broccoli when I put the watermelon rind in and he quickly ran, grabbed the rind and pulled it into his igloo. He obviosly also likes broccoli :-) he loves apples, cucumbers and he dislikes bananas.

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Post   » Sun May 01, 2011 1:13 am

My staples are red leaf, green leaf, green pepper, and cucumber. They love parsley but I don't buy it specifically for the pigs because Jeeves is a stone pig. They aren't really wild about other greens and I hesitate to push the issue with Jeeves' stone-brewing bladder when we're in a routine that is going ok for him. They LOVE bananas and get little bites when I have one. They can smell a peeled banana from across the room and squeal like there has never been anything more exciting in the world.

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:13 pm

Mine like banana SKINS.

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:36 pm

My pigs love green leaf lettuce, red pepper, and carrots.

Dandelion especially loves tomato, but burr won't touch the stuff.

They are NOT fans of the more bitter greens. Oh! And the both love Dandelion greens!

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:16 pm

When I give them their daily greens, Fancy will pick through it and eat all the dandelion leaves and red lettuce first! Fast Feet is partial to clover. Neither of them like parsley or cilantro, which is a shame since I have so much of it right now! They both like the occasional carrot, but won't touch tomatoes at all! Fast Feet also *loves* apple peels, which he gets every few days. Fancy won't touch them! They are both sooo picky, and like different things. I can't wait until I can put them together so I don't have to sort things out before I feed them! Hehe.

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:20 pm

Just a word of caution on the banana peels - an awful lot of pesticides are used for growing bananas.

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:53 pm

Mine love #1-grass, #2=fennel bulb, #3=watermelon, #4-tomato. They won't touch a strawberry.

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:17 pm

Funniest thing ever--my babies love any and all greens. Romaine, swiss chard, collards, cilantro. Just love them, they're gone in 5 minutes or less.

The other day, my husband tried mustard greens. Put the greens in the bowl, and went about his business. When I walked by the cage, the greens were scattered about the cabin, and there were 4 very wheeky, angry piggies with accusatory looks on their faces. Too spicy! DH mixed them a very special apology salad.

The boy is the only one who will touch broccoli, Skins is very partial to purple grapes and watermelon for treats... they all have their own palates :)

Oh, and we do veggies am and pm, about 10 hours apart, give or take.

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