Snow peas?


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:38 pm

I bought a bag of snow peas for me to snack on but the girls were looking at me with drool dripping from their lips because I had a crunchy veggie and they didn't. Are snow peas okay for them to have? I didn't see them on the veggie list.


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:56 pm

Are they pea-wags?

Mine showed interest, but then disgust when I offered them a nibble.


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:02 pm

I just gave them 1 pod each thinking it can't hurt them that bad. And they both DEVOURED them! Now I REALLY need to know if they can eat them in their daily diet!

User avatar

Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:11 pm

You'd have to check the Ca:P ratio for daily diet questions but they're definitely ok for treats. I love, love, love sugar snap peas (similar to snow peas but with a thick pod. My boys wouldn't have anything to do with them.


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:15 pm

Yes, they are the same as the peas that we call pea-wags.


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:23 pm

Peas of any variety aren't listed in any of the diet charts on the main page. Thats why I was asking if anyone knows anything about feeding pea pods.


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:36 pm

I have seen them mentioned on other lists as a treat(not sure if the lists were reputable, mind). Mine thought I was trying to poison them, though!

User avatar

Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:39 pm

We love pea pods here! I feed them as a occasional treat (once a week or longer). The boys go nuts for them!


Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:34 pm

Mine enjoy peas.

On the subject of veg - could anyone tell me if tatsoi is okay for piggies? please?

User avatar

Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:13 pm

PiggyPower, that's one I've never heard of. I'm sure it just has another name in the US. Could you post a picture? If not, someone from the UK is bound to come along and "translate."

User avatar

Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:19 pm

Everything you need to know about a cavy's diet!!! READ ME- Nutrition Charts & Info - Guinea Pig Cages Forum :)

My girls love sugar snap peas, almost as much as they love green beans!

User avatar

Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:22 pm

Tatsoi is similar to bok choy I think? In which case it is okay rarely but personally I'd still avoid it as it will cause gas.

User avatar

Post   » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:46 pm

Trick, there are a few errors on the page. Advice should be taken with a grain of salt. I think she did a great job pulling things together but it has its limitations.

Better to focus on a variety of green greens and go for a good calcium phosphorus ratio. Go light on the fruits. You can play with ratios with the calculator here:

User avatar

Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:29 am

Oh I had not realised that, I shall definitely bear that in mind. I'll use the calculator on our normal menu this evening and see if the girlie pigs are doing okay. They don't get a lot of fruits or any of the rarer veg as they have such sensitive tummies so hopefully I've been doing okay.

I'll definitely put that warning when I recommend the link in future!


Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:43 pm

I bought a salad mix to try and cheer up my boy - but I just realised I didn't know what tatsoi was...
There's a pic from google.

From Wiki:
Also called spinach mustard, spoon mustard, or rosette bok choy, is an Asian variety of Brassica rapa grown for greens. This plant has become popular in North American cuisine as well, and is now grown throughout the world.

The plant has dark green spoon-shaped leaves which form a thick rosette. It has a soft creamy texture and has a subtle yet distinctive flavour.
Is he still allowed the mix? It also has chard and coral lettuce but I read they're ok?

User avatar

Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:28 pm

I have one pig who won't eat the shell but if I break it open for him and hand feed one pea at a time, it's like piggy crack! He can't get enough!

The Zen of Pigs

Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:16 pm

Our pigs like the peas too, and not the pods. They go crazy for the peas!

User avatar

Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:42 pm

My pigs LOVE only the peas from Sugar peas too. I have to be so careful when I bring a bunch in to feed them during floor time, because they run and pop around my feet! Lola stuffs like 2 or 3 in before she actually starts chewing them.


Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:58 pm

I remember mine ate the whole pea and the pod.

User avatar

Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:18 pm

PiggyPower, that mix will do in a pinch for short periods of time, but you will likely save money by buying a simple head of green leaf lettuce (not the kind that's white and comes tightly packed in a ball).

Post Reply
24 posts