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    Question Are these lettuces ok? What about their calcium?

    The store was out of red leaf, green leaf, and butterhead lettuce, so we had to get a package of *artisan* lettuce

    Does anyone know if Red and Green Gem, Red/Green Oak Leaf, and Red/Green Tango are ok for piggies? How much can they have? And what is their calcium content...is it equivalent to romaine?

    My one piggie Robin Hood never has problems with calcium, but my other Friar Tuck does get calcium powder in his urine if he gets cilantro or romaine more than a few days in a row.

    Hopefully I can figure it out before tomorrow morning, which is their lettuce breakfast time--- they'll be very unimpressed with my room service if they can't have it! Thanks for any help!!

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    Re: Are these lettuces ok? What about their calcium?

    http://www.jubileehealthplace.org/tango-lettuce/
    https://cals.arizona.edu/fps/sites/c...ak_Lettuce.pdf
    https://www.eatthismuch.com/food/nut...ettuce,153322/

    Here are some links to nutrition info on baby lettuces. I bought a similar pack of artisan lettuce from Aldi’s a while back when I was having trouble finding red or green leaf.

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    Re: Are these lettuces ok? What about their calcium?

    Thank you!! I think it's closer to romaine than green/red leaf. When I google it, and with the answers in your links, it says green leaf is 13 mg of calcium; romaine 28 mg; and the Tango around 20 mg.

    How did your piggy(s) do with the artisan lettuce you got?
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    Re: Are these lettuces ok? What about their calcium?

    Mine liked the green lettuces best, and especially the course ones with jagged edges. I don’t know if they’re more bitter, but it’s the same with spring mix. She’s not really much of a fan of red lettuce. I only bought them a few times and never noticed any issues healthwise.

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    Re: Are these lettuces ok? What about their calcium?

    That's interesting, because red lettuce seems to almost always be at least a little higher in calcium then green!
    My Friar Tuck loves pretty much any lettuce, but Robin Hood is the opposite of your piggy--- he's finicky with green leaf and always wants romaine. He's young; only around 6 months, so maybe he still craves calcium a little. Or maybe he's just picky
    I'll definitely try the new lettuces with them now, thanks!

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