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commonly called hawthorn, quickthorn, thorn apple, May-tree or haw berry. Crataegus is derived from he Greek "kratos" meaning strength because of the great strength of the wood and "akis" meaning sharp referring to the thorns. The name "haw" originally an Old English term for the hedge also applies to the fruit.
The fruits are edible and sometimes referred to as "bread and cheese" in rural England as jelly and homemade wine are made from it.
Many folklore stories surround hawthorn in the Irish, Gaelic and Celtic cultures, where it is considered ill luck to attend the uprooting of a hawthorn tree.
Hawthorn is very suitable for a proper Degu diet since their sensitive G.I. tracts are not used to wet and sugary food. They can become diabetics very easily.
Degus originate from the arid plains of the Andes in Chile and should therefore be fed a variety of herbs, leaves, roots and some seeds. Even the most common pellets are questionable since all pellets are held together by some form of carbohydrates.
Please keep always in mind when you serve your pet new food:
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Please note that some of these herbs like dandelions, red clover and nettles contain a larger amount of calcium compared to other herbs or flowers. In their fresh state some of these herbs may be diuretic but if you have an animal with bladder stones or issues with bladder sludge we suggest to consult your vet before offering these as treats.
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