(cut and sifted)
commonly known as St. Benedict's thistle, Blessed Thistle, Holy Thistle or Spotted Thistle. It is native to the Mediterranean region, from Portugal to France and East to Iran. Not to be confused with Milk Thistle.
Blessed Thistle was used during the Middle Ages to treat the bubonic plague. Today it is prepared as a tea and used for appetite loss, indigestion, to treat colds, cough, fever, bacterial infections and fever.
Blessed Thistle 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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