White Willow

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"Salix alba"

cut and sifted

the white willow is a species of willow native to Europe and western and Central Asia. The name derives from the white tone to the underside of the leaves.

Like all willows it can usually be found in wet or poorly-drained soil at the edge of pools, lakes or rivers. Its wide-spreading roots take up moisture from a large surrounding area.

People like Hippocrates believes willow bark could ease aches and pains and reduce fevers. The bark is often macerated in ethanol to produce a tincture.

Willow is often used to produce toys and houses for small animals and a welcome opportunity to chew and entertain for hours.

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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