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    Re: Scientific evidence concerning frozen veggies

    The bigger question to me than if it's possible (anything's possible) is whether there's a reason to be doing it. I can't see one. I don't know why I'd want to feed the guys something that was of less nutritional value than fresh, and even if the nutritional dropoff wasn't large, which I can't guarantee, I don't know why my guys would want to eat, say, an uncooked defrosted slice of pepper. I certainly wouldn't find it appealing, even though I would like them raw and fresh.

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    Re: Scientific evidence concerning frozen veggies

    I would agree on the frozen/canned food veggies stuff. I give my kids and guinea pigs frozen/canned veggies about 1-2 times a month if that only if I dont have a variety of food for them to eat. My guinea pigs and kids do prefer the fresh of course and about 99.5% of their meals they do get fresh but if all I have in my fridge/freezer is that (because its been a busy week job searching) I will throw them a handful until I can get to the store that day or the next. I am also very careful about getting the organic and/or NO sodium, NO sugar, NO preservatives stuff as well.
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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    What about foods that I grew myself in my completely organic garden and then canned myself? Are they safe?

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    Don't you have to cook them to can them? If so, then no you can't feed canned goods to pigs. They need fresh, raw veggies only.

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    I feed my pigs frozen veggies as a treat to tide them over for when im out of lettuce and stuff for them..And maybe a little bit to stop them begging every time i rustle a bag. obviously they couldnt take the place of fresh veggies though.. but as a treat they are fine.

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    .. but as a treat they are fine.
    Sorry but i disagree . It's not fine to feed frozen veg as a treat.

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunshine View Post
    I feed my pigs frozen veggies as a treat to tide them over for when im out of lettuce and stuff for them..And maybe a little bit to stop them begging every time i rustle a bag. obviously they couldnt take the place of fresh veggies though.. but as a treat they are fine.

    Feeding a GP frozen veggies can cause severe gastro intestinal upset which can have grave consequences. Your advice could cause severe illness, even death, in someone else's pet. Frozen veggies are not acceptable.
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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    It really is a shame that they aren't okay to use though hehe. I have to buy a variety of fresh veges every 3 days or so for the piggers. Seriously, I spend more on food for them than I do on food for me. The problem is I can only buy small amounts of each thing so it is still fresh when they get it, so I'm at the shops every few days buying one or two of everything. I wonder if the shop people think I am strange

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    I have a bag of carrots that I give to Blackberry ( Only 1 a day ) and we keep them In the refrigrator are they still ok if I let the carrot get room tempiture before giving it to her?

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    Refrigerated veggies are fine. You do not need to let them come to room temperature. Keeping veggies cool keeps them fresh without changing their cellular structure.
    Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You can't let the world judge you too much.

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    oooh ok good to know that!

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    Quote Originally Posted by danaspiggies View Post
    I understand what you are saying but my piggies have never choked on them. How do i get them to eat just the pellets
    You get them to eat just the pellets by giving them plain pellets, not pellets with seeds and grains and colored 'cookies'.

    Your argument 'but my piggies have never choked on them' is not a good one. Any animal or child that chokes to death on some small item they shouldn't have been given (because through others' experience it is known as a choking hazard), never choked to death before on it. Choking on small things the size of a child or animal's windpipe is a risk, not a 100% certainty . If you keep exposing your piggie to the risk, it could happen one of these days.

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    Re: Can I feed Canned or Frozen Veggies?

    Flash frozen vegetables are fine for people; we cook food and get our fiber in other ways besides the cellulose in the cell walls.

    Piggies get all their fiber from fresh foods. Insoluble fiber from hay and grass, which they need a lot of, and soluble and some insoluble fiber from fresh veggies, which they eat a smaller amount of.

    Have you ever had a frozen and thawed salad? Freezing, like cooking, breaks down the fiber -the cell walls are actually exploded by ice crystals-- and not only taste but the function of the fiber in the GI tract is affected greatly. For a tiny GI tract that depends on the intact fiber of raw foods to make it function properly, giving frozen veg is going to pose GI problems, if they eat it at all.

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