What Can KuneKune Pigs Eat ?
When people generally think of pigs, they think of them as the garbage disposals of the farm. While this may be true, especially since kunekune pigs seem to have a bottomless stomach, there are certain foods that should be avoided. Food that is toxic to kunekune can cause mild to deadly symptoms. If you are unsure of a food item, do not feed it to your kunekune until further research is done. Here is a list of foods that can be toxic to kunekune and should be avoided: • Death cap mushrooms – these are found throughout the US and are usually around oak trees late summer to early winter • Raw potatoes (always cook if feeding to your pigs) • Raw kidney and lima beans • Rhubarb –can be highly toxic • Raw parsnips, celery, celery root, onions and parsley • Avocado pits • Raw bread dough • Dog, cat, and chicken feed due to its high sodium content • Moldy, slimy, rotten food • Aspartame – which is found in gum and sugar free products • Raw meat • Sugary foods should be avoided since kunekune have a tendency to become overweight quickly
So what can you feed your kunekune? Here is a good starting list! But remember to research first if you are unsure about a certain food item. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. • Bananas, melons, grapes, oranges, apples, pears, cooked broccoli, apricots (no pits), cherries (no pits), peaches (no pits), cucumbers, zucchini, spinach, peas, spent grains, squash, pumpkins, spinach, kale, tomatoes, carrots, berries, grapefruit, chard, and yams.
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