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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    There's rarely a problem getting piggies to eat - It's what they do best.
    The girl is a little fussy actually and has trouble maintaining her weight apparently

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    What does/doesn't she eat?

    Bramble pig is fussy, and is teeny tiny compared to Hazel. She doesn't really eat any dried food whatsoever. She will eat hay, but she only really loves veg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    What does/doesn't she eat?

    Bramble pig is fussy, and is teeny tiny compared to Hazel. She doesn't really eat any dried food whatsoever. She will eat hay, but she only really loves veg.
    She apparently only likes cucumber and parsley really? Everything else she's a bit weird about? Idk she's eaten lettuce here and dill and parsley and spinach and red chard. Also dandelions and willow.. So Idk! She didn't want narna but Mr pig nearly took my finger off for some. He had a blueberry too but she didn't want one not that those are end of world. Apparently she doesn't like pepper or kale. Do yours have an favorites they love? I'm trying to think of some things to try them with

    Apparently she didn't like pellets much, but she's gobbling up the ss grain free ones

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    I feed.... erm... let me think! At the moment it's cucumber, two types of lettuce, coriander, spring greens, fine beans, peppers (green if I can get them), pea shoots. They get the same every day - mixed up. I never feed fruit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    I feed.... erm... let me think! At the moment it's cucumber, two types of lettuce, coriander, spring greens, fine beans, peppers (green if I can get them), pea shoots. They get the same every day - mixed up. I never feed fruit.
    Ooo I'll give green beans a go, and spring greens thanks, do you feed any forage? I don't think I'll regularly feed fruit tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Ooo I'll give green beans a go, and spring greens thanks, do you feed any forage? I don't think I'll regularly feed fruit tbh

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    I feed some stuff from the garden this time of year, and kind of waiting for some decent grass (mine seems to be growing through really bad).
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    Mine will eat pretty much anything they are given, which includes kitchen scraps and weeds from the allotment, but not citrus fruit and tomatoes as they can cause mouth issues with being quite acidic. If it's safe for rabbits, it should be OK for piggies. Mine also like sweeter stuff, like bananas, strawberries. Peppers are always popular, and good for vitamin C. They make excellent lawnmowers as well.

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    My 3 adore fresh grass. They are not at all fussy though. Rosie was wheeking like a mad thing this afternoon and it wasnt even pellet o'clock (they usually only whistle at their regular breakfast and supper times).

    I gave her a large handful of farm hay (5 pounds a bale, bargain) and she ambled over to it whistling away and then ... silence as she tucked in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulsi View Post
    My 3 adore fresh grass. They are not at all fussy though. Rosie was wheeking like a mad thing this afternoon and it wasnt even pellet o'clock (they usually only whistle at their regular breakfast and supper times).

    I gave her a large handful of farm hay (5 pounds a bale, bargain) and she ambled over to it whistling away and then ... silence as she tucked in!
    Mine are wheeking everytime the fridge opens or a bag rustles.. Rosie sounds adorable

    I've cleaned them out, I've put down back2nature pellets and loads of soft hay on top and put piles of hay on top of that with some hides amongst it all. So I hope that helps with the smell, but honestly it's really bad Michael said the smell hit him when he came home from work I gave them both a whiff when I picked them up and honestly they both smelt the same so I think I was being unfair blaming mr piggie earlier. We'll see how this goes! They seem to be absolutely loving the hay tho they're tunneling in it and nomming, I actually think they prefer it tbh so maybe we do this anyway if they like the hay so much? Idek! I hope we can fix the smell thing or it settles, I did read on Google that sometimes bonding can make males extra whiffy, but Idk coz she smelt the same tbh, I think it's just the musky pig smell I'm not a fan of. I absolutely adore them though, the wheek sounds make me sooo happy I can't have my house absolutely stinking tho

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