I cut mine up because I dont want one of my boys hoarding an entire half of a green pepper!
However, I was thinking that uncut veggies would give them something to do. Kind of like putting hay in a tube. I don't cut up anything I give the tortoise and she can stay busy for hours because it makes her eat slower.
They won't eat grape tomatoes unless they're cut in half because it's just toooo hard to bite through that tomato skin. Funny, Oreo never had any trouble biting through my skin.
Capsicum is cut into 1cm wide pieces
Cucumber is cut into rounds .5cm thick then quartered
Lettuce is carefully hand shredded with any pieces too watery or icky looking quickly disposed of.
Grape Tomatoes and Grapes are sliced in half because it's too hard to bite through that tough tough flesh *rolls eyes*
...I'm mad aren't I?
- Still supporting in 2014
* Einie has been known to grab, run and put a piece in the house, and go grab another one. So if there aren't a bunch of pieces, Hoover will still be eating his first piece of romaine while the hidey is full of all the green peppers off the plate.
The only reason I tend to cut things up a bit is so that each pig has half a chance of getting similar quantities of food. Knowing Rosie in particular, she would snatch a whole lettuce leaf if she could and go and hide in a corner, sqawking if anyone dared to go close.