We are going away for a week and my mum is looking after all the small animals what do you think are the easiest vegetables that I can leave in my fridge she can give the guineas for the week ? The bunnys will be fine with carrot and broccoli which is easy for her just to pop in don't want her to have to do to much as she has seven pets to see to
Iceberg lettuce keeps well, they love apple and celery, cabbage, broccoli, outside leaves of cauliflower, spinach leaves (doesn't keep too well, but if she wants to get on their good side in the first couple of days ......).
Am so glad a MN friend is house-sitting for us in the summer! We have a house-rabbit, 4 guinea girls and a hamster!
Celery is meant to be chopped . But my spoiled pigs only like the leaves so I hoik out the centre stems (the leafy ones) that are more tender.
Will your pigs be out in their run? If not can your mum cut some grass for them - they'll love her forever
Bananas keep well (not in the fridge though) A strawberry cut up Peelings from dinner- carrot peel and tops, parsnip peel? Rocket lasts ages Romaine. Green beans
My DH will be on GP duty during the May week holiday (I'll have to leave him a list )
Would it be easier for your Mum to keep the veg in Her fridge then she can chop up some veg for all the furries and take it with her? Don't keep it too long after it's chopped (it can ferment a bit- especially brassicas and root veg).
Iceberg isn't recommended because it's too watery. They can have other lettucey types like Little Gem, Red Cabbage, Romaine, Pak Choi,lambs lettuce, peashoots I buy a salad bag for the hogs and they have a small amount (but without iceberg)
Things like cabbage, cauli leaves, brocilli - only small amounts, it gives them wind- which might just be horrible gas in the case of my Abby boar or can give them bloat 9which can be fatal) Though I'd guess there's more risk if they have alot or if it's 'old' and fermented.
Make sure your mum checks for any bits of food hidden in the bedding, it can go off.
Oh, I forgot to add Corn-on-the-Cob to the list. GP2 loves it, lasts ages.