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Old 08-02-2015, 11:16 PM
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Exclamation Edda ate raw potato!!

She was investigating the chopped veggies we were preparing for our dinner and her dinner and before my husband realized she'd done it, she grabbed a piece of grated raw potato and started eating it. She only got a bite or two before we took it away.

Will she be okay?

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Keep an eye on her if she starts to vomit or behave differently then I would perhaps ring the vet. I f it was only a couple of small bites or licks I feel she should be ok.
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I was afraid that it was instantly toxic like avocado. I don't think she got more than a nibble or two, the only veggie she really chows down on is carrots and sometimes cucumbers.

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If it was just a tiny amount, and she hasn't displayed any symptoms, I agree with Cathy - she will probably be okay. The starch in potato converts to sugar and that is why potato is not a recommended food for them. As you already know, avocado is also a no no (for other reasons, but ya)

A cube of sweet potato, cooked, is good - lots of beta carotene in it. Mine love the leafy celery tops too - and occasional fresh broccoli.

p.s. Mine ONLY eat carrot if I grate it finely - they do not like it if its a "regular" grated carrot!
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Edda loves carrots. I can put a peeled carrot stick in between the cage bars and she'll knaw it down to a nub. She likes leafy greens and loves pea shoots, and bananas.

She was a little quieter than usual when we put her to bed, but no vomiting.
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I agree that Edda will be fine since she only got a couple of nibbles.
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Update - Edda doesn't appear to have any lingering effects from potato. She was still kind of quiet this morning, but her appetite is fine and she played in my husband's shirt collar this morning like she always does. Crisis averted.
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Very happy to hear that, Julie!
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p.s. Mine ONLY eat carrot if I grate it finely - they do not like it if its a "regular" grated carrot!
What sophisticated palates they have!
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