ivy..?

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avons82
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ivy..?

Post by avons82 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:09 pm

err Pam and Stan seem to have taken a liking to the ivy growing up the wall in the garden.. is this ok for them?

I thought it was only goats that could get away with munching on ivy??? :shock:

thanks! :lol:
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claire86
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Post by claire86 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:25 pm

I wouldn't recommend it. Most species are affected by ivy and the most common signs are diarrhoea and vomiting possibly leading to excitement, dyspnoea, convulsions, fever, coma and rarely death.
Having said that, I have heard of Kunes happily eating the stuff without any adverse effects! But be warned!

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Post by avons82 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:06 pm

thanks Claire!

Thought it may have been a no no!

Will try keep them away from it!

:D
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Post by Stanfield » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:48 am

I ripped most of mine out of the paddocks as I heard it was poisenous but couldnt get it all out, the pigs love to get a munch when they can, so in my experience as long as it isnt too much it seems OK.
Also pigs are very intelligent and dont seem to eat the things they shouldnt.

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Post by wendy scu » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:59 am

i have seen a few cases of poisoning so don't rely too much on their intelligence. i think in the winter when they're rooting the tend to eat things like the bottoms off foxgloves

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