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Diet Green Apple?

Pretty Piggies

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I like to change up my pigs' diet, and I was wondering if they could eat a small piece of a green apple. I thought it might be too sour, but I wasn't sure.
 
It's fine. Mine like it very well.
 
I live in an apartment building with a researcher who 'uses' guinea pigs :(
However she told me that apples are really high in vitamin C and should be feed a little everyday.
 
I'm sorry, but researchers are usually using guinea pigs for a specific purpose, and then they're dumped on a rescue or killed. They're not in it for the long life of a pig, and many have no idea how the diets they feed will affect a pig after a few years.

Apples do have vitamin C, but they've got too much sugar to be a staple of the pig's diet. Too much sugar upsets the balance of the GI tract, and can lead to bloating, diarrhea, or diabetes.

It's far better to get the vitamin C from green bell peppers, which are equally high in vitamin C but without the added sugar.
 
Yep, this is the first time I've fed them a green one, I fed a small piece as a treat.
 
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