(cut and sifted)
is a thin-leaved hardwood tree in the family Betulaceae, which also includes alders, hazels and hornbeams.
Birch species are generally small to medium-sized trees or shrubs, mostly of northern temperate climates. The bark of all birches is characteristically marked with long, horizontal lenticels and often separates into thin, papery places, especially upon the paper birch. Distinctive colors give the common names gray, white, black, silver and yellow birch to different species.
Birch Bark is diuretic and should not be overfed but offers a great way for your Degu to gnaw and chew and be entertained while eating.
In small amounts and in mixes birch bark 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 Chili 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:
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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