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    Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    For a Halloween treat we'd like to let our piggies have a little bit of fresh/raw pumpkin--- I just had a few questions first

    On the nutrition chart it says pumpkin is ok 1-2 times a week. I'd only give them a little bit at first like anything new. What's the best part to give them? Can they have the the skin? I know of course no seeds and I imagine the "goop" part is a bad idea too.

    Is there anything else I need to know about pumpkin? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    This is mostly a guess, but I would think the actual hard, pulpy part (the part between the skin and the goop) is probably what is eaten when people eat pumpkins. I mean, pumpkin is a winter squash, right? So, I'm just kinda thinking of the part that I eat on other winter squashes like butternut.

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    Re: Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    @LittleSqueakers , that's my guess too. I just want to check everything and make sure it's a good idea first!

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    Re: Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    As you know the majority of a cavy's diet should consist of hay and pallets, but there is no issue if you feed them a small amount of fruits and vegetables, for that reason its possible to feed them pumpkin slices. If you want more details this is a long post about guinea pigs pumpkin.

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    Re: Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    Thanks! I decided not to give them any because I wasn't sure. And after doing more research, I discovered it's super high in vitamin A so they should only have very small amounts and not very often.

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    Re: Piggies and Pumpkin questions

    That exactly true, for any question just ask me back.

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