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shepherd's purse green for rabbits, degus, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and gerbils
shepherd's purse green for rabbits, degus, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and gerbils
degus eating flowers and herbs

Shepherd's Purse


"Capsella bursa-pastoris"

cut and sifted

known as shepherd's purse because of its triangular flat fruits, which are purse-like, is a small annual flowering plant in the mustard family. It is native to Eastern Europe and parts of Asia but is naturalized and considered a common weed.

It has many uses, including in food, to supplement animal feed, in cosmetics and in traditional medicine. The plant can be eaten raw and the leaves are best when gathered young.

It is quite suitable for a healthy Degu diet as they 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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