Can guinea pigs eat frangipani leaves?

Post Reply
Jilly Giraffe

Post   » Sat May 23, 2009 7:12 pm

The leaves blow in sometimes and I just want to make sure they are ok for the occasional nibble, the piglets seem to love them.

User avatar

Post   » Sat May 23, 2009 8:54 pm

It looks like we call it Plumeria--

I couldn't find anything about any toxicity, though.

Okay, I did some searching. This page says it does have some toxicity--can cause dermatitis in humans.

And this page says it's very poisonous.

User avatar
Perpetual Pig Slave

Post   » Sat May 23, 2009 9:07 pm

"Plumeria is related to the Oleander, Nerium oleander, and both possess poisonous, milky sap"

on the wiki page for it about halfway down. So I would err on the side of caution and stop feeding until you can find a definitive source that says otherwise.

User avatar

Post   » Sat May 23, 2009 11:03 pm

If they're the same as plumeria, they have a lot of sap, I wouldn't use them.

User avatar
New Guinea Mom
There is No Cure

Post   » Sat May 23, 2009 11:43 pm

Oleanders killl horses, so I'd not give anything similar to any living creature.

Jilly Giraffe

Post   » Tue May 26, 2009 7:26 am

Thanks so much for your help. I'll have to keep watch and make sure I get rid of any leaves that blow in before my piglets find them!

Post Reply
6 posts • Page 1 of 1