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Hops flowers yellow for rabbits, degus
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degus eating flowers and herbs

Hops Flowers


Humulus lupulus


of course...Hops are the flowers used as a battering, flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which, in addition to bitterness, impart fruity or citrus flavors.

The first documented use of hops in beer is from the 9th century, though Hildegard of Bingen, 300 years later, os often cited as the earliest documented source. Before that time, brewers used a "great" which was composed of a variety of bitter herbs like dandelion, marigold, burdock root and others.

At times "gruit" and Hops was taxed and whichever one was not taxed at a certain time was used as the prevalent ingredient in beer.

Hops 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:

Some animals need their time to smell and try it since a lot of them have never smelled a flower or certain herbs before. 
We, however, found that most  critters dig our flower mixes right away. :-)
Start with a 1oz bag unless you KNOW your pet loves that kind of treat since we do not offer refunds, exchange or returns on food.
Please note that depending on the time of harvest and weather conditions the color and size of the items may vary.


Item does not include bunny bowl.


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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