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    Hay Seed Pods

    Does anyone else feed their piggies/piggy hay seed pods as treats?? My piggy loves them. I feel like its better than giving fruits or veggies as treats because its hay. You don't want to overload on fruits and veggies. I purposely buy him the more expensive timothy hay with the seed pods in them. I didn't realize he liked them so much until I bought the more expensive stuff. I feel like this is the perfect treat for guinea pigs because I don't think you can give them too many. It's just a natural part of the hay, and a piggy can't really have too much hay, right? Seriously, does anyone else do this?

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    Re: Hay Seed Pods

    My fiance and I call the "fuzzies", we give them as "treats" and our pigs love them!

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    Re: Hay Seed Pods

    My guys love them to, but since I found out they're high in calcium I pick them out before feeding .

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    Re: Hay Seed Pods

    They're fine to feed, but should be used as treats because they are high in calcium.

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    Re: Hay Seed Pods

    Pooper used to absolutely LOVE fuzzies. Sly would also consider them a treat at one time, but now neither Sly or the babies pay them much attention at all.

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    Re: Hay Seed Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    They're fine to feed, but should be used as treats because they are high in calcium.
    This is the first time I've heard that, in all my reading and searches on low calcium diets. I just got a new batch of hay, with plenty of seed heads that they love. I'll limit the amount and start watching for calcium spots.

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    Re: Hay Seed Pods

    Quote Originally Posted by PoopyPig View Post
    Does anyone else feed their piggies/piggy hay seed pods as treats?? My piggy loves them. I feel like its better than giving fruits or veggies as treats because its hay. You don't want to overload on fruits and veggies. I purposely buy him the more expensive timothy hay with the seed pods in them. I didn't realize he liked them so much until I bought the more expensive stuff. I feel like this is the perfect treat for guinea pigs because I don't think you can give them too many. It's just a natural part of the hay, and a piggy can't really have too much hay, right? Seriously, does anyone else do this?
    On a side note, just caught your user name. My best little buddy in the worlds' name was Pooper, and Poopy Pig was one of his nicknames. Gave me a smile.

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