Shavegrass (Horsetail)

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"Equisetum"

cut and sifted

it means "horse hair" in Latin and is also known as horsetail, snake grass or puzzle grass. It is the only living genus in Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plats that reproduces by spores rather than seeds. It is a "living fossil", the only living one of an entire species which for over 100 million years was much more diverse and dominated the the underwood of forests. 

Shavegrass is very diuretic and can help with bladder sludge or urinary problems. However, it should not be consumed in large quantities.

Shavegrass is 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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