Favourite Foods

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Post   » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:32 pm

Our love almost any green but their absolute top favorites seem to be cilantro, apple (treat), blueberries (Phantom especially, they used to be one our old girl SleighBelle's top favorites), cucumber, wheatgrass, Kleenmama pellets, red bell pepper. They devour all their vegetables though, so it's hard to say which ones are their most favorites, but the ones they get as treats or in smaller amounts such as cilantro, bell pepper, apple etcetera they seem to go especially crazy for.

Their favorite hay is timothy and they seem especially fond of third cutting (I get it when I can either through Kleenmama's or locally).

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Post   » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:53 am

Nibbles likes Bell peppers, dandelion greens, Cilantro, apples, grass, Lettuce and cucumber

She wont touch parsley, Tomatoes, Oranges, watermelon or strawberries

Patrick likes bell peppers, Dandelion greens, oranges, watermelon, Parsley, Cucumber, grass, apples, Lettuce and Cilantro.

He wont touch tomatoes or strawberries


Post   » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:42 am

Marcel loves Kale. Shadow loves just about everything we give him except tomato


Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:22 pm

Our Ozzie goes wild over carrots, cucumber, celery, broccoli and lettuce. He also enjoys various wild weeds when they are young, banana peels and apple skins. When we first got him, we did not know not to feed him very many carrots or broccoli and we had a lot extra in the frig, so he hate pretty much just those and fresh greens and grass from outside. He had 2 carrots and a piece of broccoli every day and never seemed to get gas. We of course have backed him off, now, but never worry about the exact amount either. At first, we were really confused that he would not touch any kind of nut...he hates them! He also dislikes fruit, most of the time, but occasionally gets a hankering for a little nectarine or peach. We hope to get him a playmate, soon, so it will be interesting to see how its tastes differ.[/i]

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Post   » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:31 pm

Everyone here likes lettuce, radicchio, and endive. They all like parsley and cucumbers. The girls like baby carrots but Chip will take one bite and walk away.

THe girls like the dried and fresh corn husks and silk but Chip only likes it fresh.

THey all like strawberries.

Nobody likes squash.

When I trim brussel sprouts for the humans, I usually give them all a little taste. THey all love brussell sprouts in this house.


Post   » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:32 pm

My boys really enjoy spinach. Now that I cant get the bags of mixed greens anymore, they are out of season. But I havent seen alot of people mention spinach. Is it a not so healthy choice.

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Post   » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:47 pm

When we make boiled dinner, I give the boys one small, 1.5", strip of cabbage. They LOVE cabbage! My mom tried to give them each 1 leaf the other day, had to remind her that they only get a little bit every 6 mths or so.

We also like green peppers, carrots, red leaf lettuce, and cilantro.

Oliver will do just about anything for some friseé lettuce; Bubba will stand "on your brick" for red bell pepper; and Percy will let you pick him up and hold him without chattering if you have apple peel.

Then again, all three will do just about anything for some fresh apple peel, especially if it's fresh from the orchard apple peel!


Post   » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:15 pm

Mine used to love the white bits and seeds from bell peppers. I can't imagine why. I realized this when I gave them some red pepper which still had a little bit of white bits/seeds attached.


Post   » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:23 pm

hey...new here, i've had piggies for 3 years now... my girls love grass of course, and yes, they have different tastes, but usually the younger one wants whatever the older one has:)

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Post   » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:27 pm

The Organic Spring Mix greens that I buy for the pigs have beet greens in them. Can pigs eat beet greens? I've been avoiding giving them to them because I don't know. I've looked on the thread and can't find them.


Post   » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:21 pm


It says beet greens only once or twice a month.


Post   » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:25 pm

Cilantro, carrots, red/green lettuce, apples, pellets, cucumbers, watermelon, pears, green grapes. This is going to get me hollered at(maybe) Dole Fruit&Juice Pinapple bars, they come running when they hear the wrapper and each get a few nibbles.

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Post   » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:24 pm

Go easy on the fruit and use it like treats. Give very sparingly. Just about all fruit has too much sugar and can disrupt the digestive tract.

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Post   » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:53 am

My two practically inhale spring mix, happily chomp parsley (they prefer the leafier 'Italian parsley') they like an occasional carrot, and apple chunk.

They also like their assorted lettuces - we started growing our own! Spring mix is an actual plant, all the different ones were growing together. I don't know if it's some sort of hybrid or what, but it was kind of cool and 1.25 at the market. We are also growing celery, but it seems that it'll be another month or so before it's ready.


Post   » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:02 am

I have only had Penny a week, but so far she loves green leaf lettuce, baby carrots, blueberries, and she loooves banana (which I have since learned to give her sparingly). I have offered her cucumber and red pepper, but she didn't eat them. I'm going to try the grape/cherry tomatoes and cilantro and see what she thinks.

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Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:36 pm

My pig loves apples and strawbeery

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Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:37 pm

my pig loves apple, kale and strawberries.

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Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:39 pm

im confused i acedently typed that twice

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Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:50 pm

My piggy moka is picky. He does not like Carrots, rasberries and bell peppers. The only fruits and veggies he does like so far are apples, strawberries and kale.

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:42 pm

Here's a thread I wrote for another forum on how to teach your pig to eat vegetables: https://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/threads/105287-How-to-teach-a-guinea-pig-to-eat-vegetables

He NEEDS bell peppers for the vitamin C. He does NOT need fruit on a regular basis. Guinea pigs weren't engineered to process sugar very well, and should only have fruit as a treat occasionally.

Kale is too high in calcium and oxalic acid to be fed regularly, and can contribute to painful, expensive bladder stones. Red or green leaf lettuce is a much better choice.

See gl/fave.html for some other suggestions.

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