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    Not Eating Peppers?

    So I have a piggy named Juniper that normally eats all of her food in one sitting.

    Lately she stopped eating her peppers and at first we thought it was an issue with her teeth because she also wasn't eating anything hard like treats.

    Then within the next few days she would eat perfectly fine and now for the past couple of days shes not eating the peppers again.

    She did eat the hard treats and still eats things like carrot but just neglects the pepper. Its so weird some days she eats a couple pieces and most she doesn't eat it at all.

    Juni used to always eat all of her food. Since she is not getting the vitamin c from the peppers we have been giving her 1 or 1/2 of an oxbow vitamin c tablet.

    I'm wondering if she just doesn't like them anymore or if she should go to the vet.

    Also I was wondering if there is something else I should be giving her veggie wise other than tablets. If shes just being picky is there a way I can get her to start eating them again?

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    Re: Not Eating Peppers?

    I would guess the same as you thought before, that it is a tooth issue. I have no idea why it would change things so selectively, but I had a pig with a tooth issue and it first showed up with him eating some veggies, but not others. Eventually he wouldn't eat at all on his own. I'd definitely recommend a vet visit to at least rule out that it's her teeth.

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    Re: Not Eating Peppers?

    Mine occasionally go on a sit-down strike about peppers. I usually just switch colors for a few days.

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    Re: Not Eating Peppers?

    If she's eating the tablets then it can't be a tooth issue? Those tablets are hard!!

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    Re: Not Eating Peppers?

    Mine also are selective about Peppers. They used to go crazy about them, and then they refused for a week or so. Now they like them again. Maybe they get tired of eating them. Maybe it was a bad batch. Who knows....

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