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Fussy Furries

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FernieB · 12/10/2018 16:33

Long time residents will know of my previous pig, Scruffy, and his refusal to eat any fruit or veg that wasn't green. All my pigs have refused strawberries - foreign muck!!! Then we got Madampig who's been non fussy and ate everything, even the evil strawberry! She has just started to refuse tomatoes unless they are cherry tomatoes which have been left whole. Only green pepper is acceptable to her and lettuce is now ignored. It seems she turned 4 and got fussy.

Anyone else have fussy furries?

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 12/10/2018 18:36

Ha ! We did a Scruffy Tea yesterday ( green pepper, celery, spinach, gem lettuce) every bit scoffed .

Today the 70 hogs have scorned their coriander but troughed the salad bag I bought them.

GP5 liked cherry tomatoes
GP6 likes the rind of watermelon not the flesh
GP7/GP8 will delicately strip the leaves off leafy sweetcorn then wat the corn, GP6 just goes straight through to the bones Grin

They are fussy little blighters, they like to make us Cavy Slaves worry and pamper them.

OvO · 15/10/2018 00:51

Oh yes, they are very particular! I love the way the grab the offending food and just toss it vigorously a foot away. Begone foul kale!

And if I dare to offer one of my pigs something that’s even slightly old and looking a bit dried up well I certainly know his feelings on the matter! The other one will hoover up the offensive offerings. 😂

FernieB · 15/10/2018 09:53

Yesterday I accidentally cut a cherry tomato in half and gave it to Madam ShockShock. She was very quick to make me understand how stupid and offensive my actions were. I gave her a whole tomato to make amends but she now has the rspca on speed dial just in case.

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EastMidsGPs · 15/10/2018 20:08

The late great Mollie encouraged the then baby Sadie to participate in a hunger strike when I gave them supermarket carrots instead of the farm shop ones they were used to. It was a daily battle I could not win .... carrots chopped and put on plate, carrots removed from plate and ignored continued for 4 days until I admitted defeat and made DH a carrot cake.
Truely was 'taught a lesson' over than one 😃

letsgetreadytosamba · 17/10/2018 23:28

My two are a nightmare - they used to love coriander but now won’t touch it. If i buy mixed lettuce they wont eat the lambs leaf (?). They’ll sometimes have carrot, maybe tomato and love the skin of cucumber.

There is not one fruit I can persuade them to try.

Is there a way to get them to eat more varied veg? When I first got them they’d only eat lettuce and nothing else - but I don’t know how I managed to get them to attempt peppers and parsley!

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