Hawthorn flowers and leaves

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Crataegus

(cut and sifted)

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 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:

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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