Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Do pigs like pineapple?  (Read 5596 times)

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Do pigs like pineapple?
« on: May 07, 2012, 07:53:10 am »
I also wondered if the sharpness was too much for them.  I know they can't have citrus fruits or parsnips.

Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 09:02:02 am »
Hi Sally

There'll be some pigs like 'em - there's a pig likes most things except onions, leeks, etc.

They can have parsnips, but like potatoes they're best boiled to get the most out of them and not interfere with protein absorption.

They can have citrus too - Meg-pig loves oranges, peels them with her snout and wooffles down the flesh.  Her daughters don't like citrus though.

As with anything, it's best to feed no one thing to excess.

I can't 100% certainly remember feeding pineapples to the pigs I used to help look after that got the fruit, bread, cakes & veg from the local supermarket, but I can certainly remember them getting mango, guava, ...   :)

Unless you've to decide whether to sign a contract for regular tonnes of pineapples, I'd just try them.   If they like them, let them have some!  I expect you'll need to cut them open the first few times, so they realise they're edible.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 09:04:38 am »
For some reason, this is in Poultry??
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 09:09:02 am »
Thats for pigs with feathers, so they can fly.......

Andrew

  • Joined Dec 2007
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 10:09:39 am »
Don't know about pigs but our Turkeys love pineapple.

dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 10:36:08 am »
My pigs, like pineapple too, and parsnips, it's the leaves on parsnips that you shouldn't feed to pigs as it causes an acid type burn to their mouth, parsnips themselves are ok though, I've never given them oranges?

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 01:09:28 pm »
I think the thinking behind the no citrus is something to do with effect on fertility  ???
BUT having said that all of mine love pretty much all fruit and most veg (they're not keen on onions or leeks) as long as you just give a little bit and not 3 pineapples each all in one go, you'll be fine  :thumbsup:
Too much of anything isn't good for them and might lead to 'tummy troubles' - a bit like us  ;)

robert waddell

  • Guest
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 02:49:45 pm »
with the onions and leeks    they cause blisters on the mouth and can be mistaken for foot and mouth at the slaughter house    if they are hungry enough they will eat anything
and yes it is on the poultry section    may be bionic is so excited at getting pigs ;) :farmer:

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 02:55:20 pm »
My pigs love pineapples, also oranges which I feed in moderation. They don't get a chance at parsnips, they go into spicy parsnip soup :yum:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2012, 03:08:36 pm »
Thankyou everyone for answering my question, despite it being in the poultry section.  I wondered where it had gone to  ;D
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 04:30:04 pm »
Pig certainly goes very well with pineapple  :yum: :yum:  :o ;D
www.scothebs.co.uk

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 04:56:35 pm »
Thats a point fleecewife.  Perhaps I won't need to add any pineapple rings to my gammon steak  ;D ;D
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Do pigs like pineapple?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 11:50:28 pm »
Thats a point fleecewife.  Perhaps I won't need to add any pineapple rings to my gammon steak  ;D ;D

 ;D ;D :pig:
www.scothebs.co.uk

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus - let sleeping dragons lie

 

Pigs livers

Started by chickens

Replies: 0
Views: 1922
Last post May 27, 2008, 01:17:04 pm
by chickens
Hens and Pigs

Started by ambriel

Replies: 13
Views: 2975
Last post January 23, 2011, 09:38:09 pm
by ambriel
New.... advice please pigs n chucks together

Started by Geeza

Replies: 6
Views: 3148
Last post March 12, 2009, 09:01:53 pm
by MrRee
turkeys and pigs and sheep!

Started by mebnandtrn

Replies: 1
Views: 904
Last post August 22, 2015, 08:18:55 am
by devonlady
Rare And Minority Breeds Of Cattle, Horses, Pigs, Sheep, Poultry and Waterfowl.

Started by Victorian Farmer

Replies: 22
Views: 5615
Last post May 05, 2013, 03:57:00 pm
by Big Light

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Little Peckers

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2020. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS