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Diet How Often do you Give Fruit?

Silverbeat

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Hey guys,
Just wondering how often do you give fruit to your guinea pigs? My herd gets one small apple, or a quarter of a papaya, etc. after I clean their cage [once a week], but that's about it.
The only fruits that everyone likes are blueberries, cranberries, papaya, apples, strawberries and grapes. Most of those are really high in sugar so I don't feed them very often.

So do you give it somewhat often? Once a week or less? Daily in small amounts? Just curious!
 

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Depends on whats all going on either once a week or twice a month
 

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I usually give a small amount twice a week. If I'm eating something and they smell it sometimes I give them all a couple bites, like from an apple or pear etc. If they get extra they have to work for it which means they have to come and get it from me.
 

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Maybe once a week. A very small piece if I'm eating something like apple or pear or a berry (something they can eat).
 

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Right now my piggies are having a protest against bell pepper so they get citrus fruit about twice a week to make up for some of that lost vitamin C (they eat other things with Vitamin C in them but not as much as a bell pepper has) because they are getting so much fruit they are getting less variety (they don't get bites of apple or pear right now) so I can watch their sugar intake.

I mean who doesn't like bell pepper? It's nature's perfect vitamin C containing food!

Okay if you count tomatoes I guess they eat fruit an extra two times a week.
 
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Right now my piggies are having a protest against bell pepper so they get citrus fruit about twice a week to make up for some of that lost vitamin C (they eat other things with Vitamin C in them but not as much as a bell pepper has) because they are getting so much fruit they are getting less variety (they don't get bites of apple or pear right now) so I can watch their sugar intake.

Kiwi contains more C then oranges. Also Kale is also high in C and can be fed I think three times a week.
 

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I was worried kiwi had too much sugar? Hmm I do have two kiwi's in the fridge I bet they'd go over well. The piggies eat a lot of kale I didn't know it had a lot of vitamin C in it...awesome. :) My room mate and I are vegetarians and we just happen to love kale.
 

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I give fruit very rarely anymore.

Kale is high in C but it's only a twice a week food at most because it can be gassy. Broccoli florets are also high in C but they are like kale and at most only a twice a week food.
 

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Probably too often. We have a fruit salad for dessert several times a week. Husband likes to give a piece of apple peel to each of the four the pigs. So they are each getting perhaps a 2 in. by 1 in. piece of apple peel maybe four times a week. You know how it is with the other half, I do not like to discourage his interest in them or scold him for giving them a treat. Is a piece of peel any better to feed than the apple itself?
 

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Probably too often. We have a fruit salad for dessert several times a week. Husband likes to give a piece of apple peel to each of the four the pigs. So they are each getting perhaps a 2 in. by 1 in. piece of apple peel maybe four times a week. You know how it is with the other half, I do not like to discourage his interest in them or scold him for giving them a treat. Is a piece of peel any better to feed than the apple itself?

I'd always heard that the peel was where most of the nutrients were.
My mom runs a daycare and she has two of my boys living with her; the kids give them apple peels once or twice a week.
 

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I give either slice of Apple, Orange, or grapes a couple times a week. The only thing they really like is the apple and grapes. So they don't get a lot of fruit. But they love love love peppers!
 

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My 2 have had fruit 3 times since we got them in early September. So I would guess once a month. They LOVE Kiwi (if I save them any lol) and liked apple. Those are the only 2 I've tried that they ate.
 

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I am glad this was brought up because I have been very curious about this.

My 2 girls get a very small amount of fruit almost every day. Like 1/8th of a strawberry to share (depending on the size of the berry), one blueberry each, half a grape (not often), or a tiny piece of apple. I would rather give them just a small bit more often. They occasionally have melon rind and I tried orange peel but that is not fruit I usually have in the house.

Its kind of odd maybe, but I tend to feed them how I eat..fruit low in sugar (berries usually) and more spread out, not a lot at once.

(Waving to Duff :))
 

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