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:
bok choy (baby)
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!
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.
- Supporter in '11
"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.
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.