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Are peas okay to give guinea pigs?
My rats,mice and hamster LOVE peas and I wondered if they are okay to give to a piggy too.





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i gave some to mine, he loved em made his mouth turn green too
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i gave some to mine, he loved em made his mouth turn green too
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Are peas okay to give guinea pigs?
My rats,mice and hamster LOVE peas and I wondered if they are okay to give to a piggy too.
Hamster love peas? Do you canned, or frozen and if frozen do u cook them first?

I have 2 rats, 2 guinea pigs and 9 hamsters..Will have to try giving pea to them...

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I give canned peas and don't cook them.
I have only given frozen a couple of times and yes,I cooked them first.




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I don't know whether you should give them too many canned peas.. cos there is a lot of sweetners and salt in the tins to preserve the peas. I give my critters cooked frozen peas, they love them.

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I know that fresh peas are ok for guinea pigs (I occasionally feed snow peas), but I'd be hesitant about feeding canned peas because of all the additives. I feed my rats frozen peas instead so they don't get all the chemicals.

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I don't know whether you should give them too many canned peas.. cos there is a lot of sweetners and salt in the tins to preserve the peas. I give my critters cooked frozen peas, they love them.
I don't give them ALL the time.

But I learned something new.
I always thought canned peas were better then the frozen ones,because when you boil veggies,it takes most of the nutrients out.

The sad thing is,I didn't know canned peas had sugars and things like that in them.BUT even tho thats what I been giving my critters,everyone is healthy and never had problems.




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They actually cook peas before they can them, as well. So it's sort of lateral, only the frozen guys don't have the salt and sugar added.

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They actually cook peas before they can them, as well. So it's sort of lateral, only the frozen guys don't have the salt and sugar added.
Huh...you learn something new everyday!
I love peas,but didn't know all this.I now know tho!




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canned processed peas are lovely =]

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frozen are better since they retain a lot of the vitamins..and you can cook them for a bit...2-3min..just not to the pt where they are mushy and they still can retain a lot of nutritional value..or quickly steam them


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I've found they defrost very quickly. I put them in a small bowl and run hot water into them. 5-7 minutes later, I pour the water out and the peas are cool, but mushy.

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when i make egg - fried rice i only put them in for about 2 - 3 mins and they're perfectly cooked

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My mom gave me a steamer not long ago,but I haven't used it yet.




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