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Small furries and pumpkin!

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MummifiedBonkeyMollocks Tue 23-Oct-12 15:52:06

Can they have it?

I'm thinking Hamsters and Gpigs.

I may possibly have some going spare in a week or two wink.


cupcake19992110436247 Tue 23-Oct-12 16:05:24

Just looked on yahoo and it says they can. And it is good for them as is squash xx

guineapiglet Tue 23-Oct-12 19:28:43

You will soon find out if they like it! Just give them a small bit to start with - they will either devour it or spit it out - and wait to see if there are any adverse results, I guess most food should be introduced slowly, but with guineas most food is devoured greedily, Im sure half the time they dont know what they are eating smile it must be good for them as is very nutritious for us - let us know how it goes!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 23-Oct-12 21:07:51

Oooh, I'd imagine it's quite good 'fattening' food for guineas.
I'll try it out on them (but I'm not doing a pumpkin lantern, I've got a lovely metal one)
I can buy one, roast the flesh and make soup- keeping a slice back for the boys.
Our little boy scoffs watermelon and strawberries in summer grin

MummifiedBonkeyMollocks Tue 23-Oct-12 21:48:21

I will give it a go with them and see what happens.

I bet they turn their noses up! hmm

FernieB Wed 24-Oct-12 09:06:51

I hope they can (I didn't think of it actually) as my DG want a pumpkin lantern but no-one in our house likes pumpkin. I usually compost it, but will try giving it to the pigs.

MummifiedBonkeyMollocks Tue 30-Oct-12 12:35:41

Pumpkin is a hit! grin

Both are snaffeling their way through a cube as I type!

FernieB Tue 30-Oct-12 13:03:20

I tried mine with it - it's the only thing I've found (including buttons, sleeves etc) that they wouldn't even try.

guineapiglet Tue 30-Oct-12 13:48:58

Wow - Im amazed they have eaten it - good for them it will be very nutritious. I think of all the pumpkins I have thrown away over the years. Guineas do have strange taste buds, and they are all so different, my friend's girls just devoured red pepper, mine loathed it and turned their noses up whenever they could smell it. Mine couldnt eat enough curly kale, and the visiting guineas refused to eat it! My girls wolfed down banana skins but didnt eat the banana, which the other girls did. Result!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 30-Oct-12 15:30:28

Red/yellow/orange pepper -^nom nom nom^
Green pepper - nope

We tried ours on a sweet clementine yesterday. GP1 scoffed his. GP2 ate the membraney bit and left the segment pulp. (Thanks GP2- I was cuddling you at the time)

KRITIQ Tue 30-Oct-12 23:30:21

Oh such fickle rodents they are! DBoar 1 is on a special low calcium diet, but isn't keen on any of the high vitamin C low calcium veggies like broccoli or red pepper. DBoar 2 doesn't mind though - extra rations for him!

fortifiedwithtea Fri 02-Nov-12 02:59:04

Hi been off line all week. Hubby been in Germany and took his pc with him. Yes the girlie pigs loved the pumpkin. But Old Boy just gave it a sniff and a lick and decided it was too new fangled for him hmm.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Nov-12 18:10:51

grin I love the idea of pumpkin being too new and fangles for OB.

They had tiny little Munchkin Pumpkins in Sainsburys - about the size of an apple.
That would blow a fuse in OBs brain and make him go all "Whhhhhhaaaaaaaat" like a cavy Stephen Fry!

fortifiedwithtea Fri 02-Nov-12 21:30:25

I know 70 he's only just following the 'young things' in eating large sweetcorn instead of baby sweetcorn.

Although his latest trick is to neck the dregs of my brew straight out the mug. I won't even allow my kids to drink tea. I cann't have a guinea pig addicted too. Also now having to put the dishwasher on very hot circle [vom emoticon].

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 02-Nov-12 22:54:03

My very first guineas (in 1975) used to drink the dregs of my dad's tea. (Milk and one sugar) my dad always left an inch of tea out of habit (when he used to use leaf tea).
The guineas never spilt a drop, their little necks stretched like giraffes.
The sow was a Himmy who would wait til her mate (my GP who was meant to be female but wasn't) had tried it, then she'd bully him away.
One day she went out to find her own and shoved her nose into a fresh cup sad - only once.

I know they're not meant to have sugar/milk, but she lived to be 6yo !

Currant boars GP1 likes a bite of Cornetto cone.
And GP2 licks DH hand if he's had Chilli Heatwave Dorittos shock.

FernieB Sun 04-Nov-12 10:45:00

My first bunny (when I was 6) used to have the contents of a used teabag spread on bread most days. They aren't supposed to have bread and I'm not sure about the tea but she lived to be nearly 10!

Not tried the GP's with tea but they did enjoy the ketchup that the DC spilt on the floor. They particularly like anything that the rabbit has - if they could put posters of him on their wall, they would.

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