Summer Appeal

Did you know it costs over £520 a year to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to our animals?

We have a wide number of different animals, such as; Horses, Donkeys, wild birds and Geese, livestock such as Sheep and Goats, Rabbits and Guinea pigs, Cats and Hedgehogs that we rehabilitate and release back into the wild. Many of these animals are Herbivores and therefore need a wide range of fruit and vegetables in their daily diet to grow up strong and healthy.

Donate

If you would like to help us provide fresh fruit and vegetables to our animals, you can donate using the options below. Donations ensure that we can avoid waste by buying fruit and vegetables when needed.

 1 Week of Fruit & Veg
£10

 1 Month of Fruit & Veg
£40

 1 Year of Fruit & Veg
£520

What do our animals eat?

Many people struggle to consider what types of fruit and vegetables are good enough for our animals, so here’s a quick guide to our animal’s favourite fruit and veg!

Our Horses
Did you know that apples can give horses colic, a disease that can become fatal? Instead horses love carrots and fresh greens such as cabbage for their treats.

Our Livestock
Our chickens, geese, wild birds and livestock residents also love tucking into some fresh fruit and Veg! We like to make cabbage swings for our chickens to peck at and also freeze them in some water for those hot sunny days by the pond.

Guinea pigs and rabbits
We have recently had a huge amount of guinea pigs rehomed to us aside of our resident Guinea Ville and large amount of paired Rabbits. Some types of fruit and vegetables they can eat include: Cabbage (not iceberg lettuce), Pepper, Oranges, Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Cauliflower leaves (not the cauliflower), Cucumber, Celery and a small amount of carrot and fruits such as; Melon, Grapes, Strawberries and apples. When it comes to Guinea pigs they are Vitamin C deficient and therefore need a lot of fruit and vegetables that have high amounts of vitamin C in them, such as, Pepper and Oranges. With Rabbits you need to be careful that they don’t eat too much sugary fruits and therefore need more green vegetables.

George our Leopard Tortoise
Our resident leopard tortoise, George, needs a high-fibre diet rich in calcium. Tortoises feed on a wide range of vegetation such as our dandelions around the sanctuary. Some of the vegetables George eats are; a mixture of lettuce (not iceberg), carrots, zucchini, butternut squash, pumpkin, mushrooms, sweet potato, yellow squash, and peppers. A small portion of Georges diet may include fruits, such as tomatoes, apples, watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, grapes, mangos and bananas.

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