GUINEA LYNX

A Medical and Care Guide

Home     Log in

Eggplant?

Guinea Lynx   =>   Cavy Chat


Print     NEW TOPIC     REPLY       
Older Thread   ::   Newer Thread  
   Link to Post  

Is it ok for my pigs to eat eggplant? I have some that wouldn't fit on the pan and I figured if they could it might be a good treat.

   Link to Post  

PooksiedAnimals

Beggin' Fiends! Supporting my GL Habit

My pigs love eggplant! They get the ends of any eggplant (but I cut off the stem - because I'm not sure if that and the leafy bit on top is good for them).

   Link to Post  

Thanks!

   Link to Post  

pigjes

Cavy Comic Cavy Comic

I stopped giving eggplant years ago when I read that it caused heart issues in hammies.

   Link to Post  

TexCavy

Neurotic Name Nerd

I din't think it had much actual nutrition. But what do I know when I'm finally too tired to google. :)

   Link to Post  

Really?? I didn't know they could eat it, somehow I thought it would be bad for them..

   Link to Post  

I had a vague memory that uncooked eggplant contains toxins? Isn't it in the nightshade family? I can never remember.

   Link to Post  

Just because it belongs to the nightshade family doesn't make it toxic. Tomatoes belong to that family, also. But yes, eggplants are a part of the Nightshade family, along with potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

As to the safety of the Eggplant... I have no idea...


   Link to Post  

Tomato plants ARE toxic! The fruit is ok of course, but the green parts are definitely not to be eaten. Raw potatoes will make you sick and you're not supposed to ever eat the green eyes too.

   Link to Post  

I eat raw potatoes pretty regularly... Downright like them, in fact... Never gotten sick off them. The meat of the potato itself is not toxic, while the greens to contain toxins, yes.

I wasn't aware that tomato greens were toxic. I know my family has fed them to livestock for many a year without consequence. Though it might just be because they never get a ton, and then only once a year when the tomato plants in the garden give out.

I've been prodding the Internets looking for eggplant information. From what I can tell the plant is the more toxic part of the eggplant... Though some disagree and blame the skin. Sometimes it's hard to sort out hearsay from truth...


   Link to Post  

Now that I think of it, Rshevin, I think you're the one who mentioned that the eggplant was not a good idea!

I haven't contemplated giving it since.. :)


   Link to Post  

PooksiedAnimals

Beggin' Fiends! Supporting my GL Habit

I Googled eggplant and hamsters, and got hits on the heart issues, but when I google eggplant and cavies, I get nothing. Perhaps its just a hammy thing?

   Link to Post  

pigjes

Cavy Comic Cavy Comic

Eggplant contains alkaloids, which are toxic. They go away after cooking, that's why humans eat it.

   Link to Post  

Eggplant just seems like one of those things we don't quite know enough about, has the potential for toxicity, and no redeeming dietary qualities. I think it's something best not experimented with. We have plenty of other veggies to pick from.

Page 1 of 1


  

Celsius (C):
Fahrenheit (F):

Guinea Pigs are for Life

Please Support Guinea Lynx in 2015!

TRACIS' LINKS INDEX
"Successful Introductions"

Are you a Guinea Lynx Fan? Tell the world on Facebook!
Contact Us     Home
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
This Document Copyright © 2002-2015 Guinea Lynx, All Rights Reserved