Celery Leaves?

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:29 pm

Can guinea pigs eat celery leaves? Sorry I'm sure that there are lots of threads like this, but I couldn't find one. Thank you! :)

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:30 pm

From what I've read celery leaves are fine for them. but celery itself should be given sparingly and in little pieces as they could choke on the strings.

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:36 pm

Yeah I know. I gave them The celery part of celery and they didn't even touch it. lol. Thank you Teresa!

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:40 pm

Mine absolutely love the leaves! But I think just like celery should be fed only a couple of times a week.

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:50 pm

That's cool Leb!

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:25 pm

My pigs love the leaves, too. It is their favorite part of the celery.

Slightly off topic but, they also love the green tops of carrots. They'll even eat the greens before the actual carrot and carrot is a huge favorite here so that says something.


Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:40 pm

Gus lurves celery leaves, but warning: it makes him gassy!!

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:47 pm

Celery leaves are like candy here. Given sparingly but loved to the very last bite!

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Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:53 pm

I don't buy celery that often, but when I do I only buy bunches that have thick, green, healthy leaves. They're very well loved here.


Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:22 am

Like rshevin I don't celery leaves often, but when I do I get the bunch with lots of leaves at the top. At the vegetable stand, I have to ask them to pick one for me. The people there think I am using it for soup or stew - like a cook.

My guinea pigs gobbled the leaves like they were candy.

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Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:59 pm

How about basil leaves??

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Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:05 pm

Basil leaves are fine. Some pigs love them, some won't touch them.


Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:11 pm

We get lovely celery at the farmer's market here - dark green from bottom to top and very leafy. It's always a favorite.

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Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:18 pm

Mine love celery leaves too but don't like celery. Celery stalks don't really have much flavour so I can see why.

Sammianne mine as well will eat the tops of carrots first before the actual carrot! They will also eat the tops of strawberries first before the fruit! (Which I thought was even stranger as strawberries are so sweet).

They luv them greens!

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BDM+Ps Mom

Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:15 pm

Mine like the light green leaves on the inside of the stalk better than the dark green leaves on the outside of the stalk.
Does anyone else notice that?
I personally tried them both, and they taste the same to me, but maybe it's because they're more tender?
Or maybe my girls are just picky drama queens?
(My guess is the latter! :) )

My girls are going through a "I don't like any of the veggies I liked last week" phase right now and it's driving my bananas. Aside from my normal purchase of assorted lettuce heads, I bought a boat load of all of their favorites on Sunday (green peppers, red peppers, cucumbers, corn husks, carrots and celery), and they're snubbing all of them! Silly pigs.

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Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:49 pm

My pigs all love celery and celery leaves. We give them celery most days--I had no idea it should be a treat only.

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Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:51 pm

BDM&P's mom. My girls are going through a picky stage as well. They usually like red,yellow,orange and green peppers but they won't eat those this week.

Oh this week I seen purple bell peppers in the store. Are those any good for pigs?

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GL is Just Peachy

Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:45 pm

Purple are fine.

Jackie loves carrot tops, and strawberry tops. But to him, strawberries are OMG POISON OH NOES!!!

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Post   » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:12 am

ROFLMAO Salana, my Fat Piggie is just the same

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Post   » Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:59 am

I can't seem to find any celery at the store that has a lot of leaves on it. Most of it has had the tops chopped off for convienience for snackers.. what a shame!

I gave Ginny a green bean last night to try and she inhaled it. I gave her a few today and she looks at them like they're dirt. So moody!

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