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Fruit Persimmons and Cactus fruit

Kipsie

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Can guinea-pigs eat these?
We saw some of these exotic fruits in out grocery and I decided to buy some.
The cactus fruit may have too many seeds, but what about the persimmon?
 
I really don't know, and can't find anything that would indicate that they could.
 
The site looks so different since i've been here (over a year maybe?).
Persimmons are related to...
*googles*
Persimmon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
^Well, there is the wikipedia page.

I found a humane society's website that implied persimmons were alright for rabbits in small amounts as treats but i'm not sure how reliable that is...
 
Persimmon - either variety is fine if fed in moderation as an occasional treat if they'll eat it. Cactus fruit is questionable and personally I wouldn't feed it.
 
Oh my gosh, sorry for the late post.
Thanks for that! I'll give her a piece now.
 
Yeah, i'll just eat the cactus fruit, myself.
It's a cactus pear by the way.
 
Yeah, also known as a prickly pear. My suspicion is it would probably be fine if you peel it and get the seeds out, but I don't know for sure so I'm not comfortable saying yea or nay. :)
 
I'm not sure if i'm willing enough to experiment.
o_O
I had a piece of persimmon on top of cactus pear, and the pear stained the persimmon with red dye. I washed it off but it was still a bit dyed. I gave the persimmon to Dory (pig) and she's asking for more. Can I give her persimmon skin? We peeled it off because we didn't know if it was edible.
 
Skin is also fine in moderation.
 
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