Wow! Look at Scruffy's wildflowers! I almost lost them during the cold snap last week, but I was able to get them inside where it was warm. I put them in the window so they could get the warmth and light from the sun. It's nice out again, so they're back outside and doing well. I'm glad I planted them in those pots instead of the ground.
- Supporter in 2019
Scruffy is lucky to have all those wildflowers. I planted leaf lettuce but it's taking its time getting large enough to harvest.
BJ is another story entirely. He'll eat carrots, but it takes him all day to nibble down 2 small baby carrots. Same with a quarter celery stick and a chunk of cucumber. He will not eat the middle part where the seeds are, so I cut that part out. He'll also nibble on green leaf lettuce, but no other variety. His main source of food is hay and pellets. He's maintaining his 3.4 lbs of body weight on that. He'd eat a whole cup of pellets if I let him, but I only give him an eighth of a cup per day. There's always hay for him to munch; as much as he wants. Won't even sniff at bell peppers of any color.
The newbies are not picky at all other than Oreo and cucumber. He won't eat that, or bell peppers. The girls don't like bell pepper either. I try to get all of them outside at least twice a week to eat their fill of grass. Oreo, Ginger and MaryAnn don't eat much. That's only because they are still not quite accustomed to being out there. They'll eat as much as I give them if I pick it and bring it to them in their cages. The 4 boys have no problem eating outside until they get their fill.
None of the other guys will drink their water with the drops in them, but they all get plenty of vitamin c from their bell pepper. Between Mr Bubbles, Sammy and Dean they get a whole one every day. That's in addition to the unlimited hay and eighth cup of pellets. The 4 of them go through an entire full sized bale of hay every couple of months or so. With the addition of the 3 rescue piggies, who all eat lots of it, I expect to go through a bale per month.
I've been getting an occasional strawberry or two from the plants I have. Sammy and Dean are the only ones who will eat those. It's only one or two every week, so they're not getting too much sugar from them. There were enough beet greens to get a couple of feedings out of. Mr Bubbles really enjoyed them. Funny how he won't touch the store bought ones, but will devour the ones I grow. I'm kinda flattered! I really like growing veggies for the piggies. Too bad I can't get the lettuce to grow. I might try tomatoes next year, although I've never had much luck with them.