Recently whee were asked on Twitter ‘Can guinea pigs eat apples?’ and with it getting to that Autumnal time of year when hoomans enjoy a good apple pie (as Sammy from One Spoiled Cat reminded us when he said his hooman was making one!) whee thought whee would do a blog post answer!
In short; yes!
Like hoomans, whee guinea pigs enjoy most types of apple.
However anything you hoomans don’t like, whee probably won’t probably like. (eg. sour apples like crab apples) Whee are also not keen on unripe apples as again, the flavour is a bit sour.
Things to think about before giving a guinea pig apples
- Apple seeds/pips contain cyanide and can serious upset our insides so make sure they are ALL removed before giving us any.
- Apple leaves are pretty nommy and whee can eat small amounts of them. However they are high in calcium so don’t give us too many.
- Whee have very small mouths so please chop apple up into small pieces so they are easier for us to digest
- Apples are pretty acidic so please only give us small amounts once a week as otherwise whee may get sores in our mouths and on our lips
- Like anything, too much of a good thing is bad for us. Apples are more of a treat than anything else.
Whee have an orchard near our new Hutch that whee can send the hoomans to and they bring us a little treat back sometimes!
Whee hope you found this useful. Do you have a seasonal treat you particularly enjoy?
Buddy – Guinea Pig Connoisseur
Mummy said of all the things she saw and did on holiday, one thing stood out. A trip to the beach for the day. But this wasn’t just any day out at the seaside . . . On the stretch of coast next to the village of Horsey is a place known as Horsey Dunes. This is a major wildlife site perhaps best known because of the huge numbers of grey seals on Horsey Beach.
Yes, Mummy visited a beach and was stunned to see some wild seals, up close and personal!!
The above pigture was a close as Mummy got but using the great zoom on her camera she could capture some closer portraits of these sweet creatures.
One little one made Mummy laugh as it posed in the water, only to be hit in the back by a huge wave!
Little moments like this inspire our Mummy so much. Mother Nature and animals are things whee can all love, appreciate and protect. She says she could have sat there all day and all night. If you want to find out more about the seals of Horsey you can take a look at the page Friends of Horsey Seals, which contains some brilliant facts. Did you know that around half of the world’s grey seal population is found in Britain?!
Do you have fascinating local wildlife? What’s you favourite piece of Mother Nature?
Have a great day efurryone
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
Hello again efurryone. It’s Furnando here to reveal just where I was in my Monday Mystery pigtures. The pigtures for day one were of a pub in the pretty village of Dedham, Suffolk. The pub called The Marlborough Head Inn and was small and cozy with wood burning fires and furry friendly staff. After their meal the hoomans walked around the local area and church but I didn’t go because it started to rain.
Day two was, as Val and C.A.T.S guessed, a church. Or at least, they were half right. This is Bury St Edmunds Abbey and the ruins of the Abbey Church which was one of the largest in the country. The abbey church of St Edmund was built in the 11th and 12th centuries and was much enlarged and rebuilt during the 12th century. The main Abbey remains and you can look around inside. While in there the hoomans lit a candle in memory of all pets and people passed and sat quietly to reflect. When they left and were heading back to the car they encountered a cheeky little squirrel who seemed fascinated in them and posed for Mummy’s pigtures. It reminded Mummy of Nutty who she often liked to call her little Squirrel Nutkin.
It was furry peaceful and relaxing to visit these bootiful places. Where have you visited that was bootiful recently? Happy Tuesday efurryone
I have been on a crusade . . . an adventure. Yes, tis’ I! Furnando. The hoomans say I am the guinea pig version of Indiana Jones and I don’t think they are to far off! Well to start off this fine Monday morning (I say fine, it’s cold and raining but not as bad as it could be! Whee hope that if you are somewhere with furry bad weather you stay safe.) I thought I would share with you where I went this wheekend. In fact, I’ll give you the pigtures and you can guess! Almost like a Sammy Tuesday Teaser! Only it’s Monday and I probably won’t give hugs at the end. I’m not a huggy pig. The hoomans say I have a British stiff upper lip!
To start off, Day 1 – The hoomans took me out for a nice meal with them and let me eat the salad.
Day 2 – Out having fun!
It was fun going away with the hooman and experiencing new things. I told the other piggies when I got back what I saw and did and the only thing they were interested in was the salad eating part. Honestly, where is their sense of adventure?!!
What adventures did you have at the wheekend? Have fun guessing where whee went and Happy Monday efurryone!
Our new addition, Baby Basil, has surprised me. As with when Nutty arrived to be my new companion, I find myself bouncing around the cage more. Squeaking a little louder. Being more friendly. (Not like Buddy who is struggling to get more than a few minutes sleep at once and is too exhausted to play all the time. Though he did some very impressive zoomies today!)
It is as though he has rubbed off on me! I am quite an elderly gentlepig now so to behave this way is quite peculiar. I haven’t even really met him. Whee just squeak at each other across the garden or the living room.
Nutty appears quite jealous really! Mummy always used to call him Baby Nut but now his middle is no longer ‘widdle’ he cannot really be consider a baby. He is far more like a stroppy teenager, rumbling around the cage and complaining loudly should someone ignore him for longer than three seconds.
Mummy is careful to give us equal attention (well I would expect no less!) but this isn’t enough for Nutty. I am seriously considering the advice giving to Buddy on handling Basil and sitting on Nutty until he calms down and listens.
I may not be a spring chicken but with my newfound bouncy-popcorning, there is life in this old piggy yet!