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Veggies?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by forgotten~myth, Jun 2, 2010.


  1. forgotten~myth

    forgotten~myth PetForums VIP

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    Ihave just bought a pair of 9 week old male degus and I am curious about vegetables I could supplement their diet of degu nuggets with?

    I have just checked and all we have in is cabbage- is this healthy for them?
    Also what other vegetables are they allowed? Thanks so much!

    FM
     
  2. NightwishRaven999

    NightwishRaven999 PetForums Junior

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    Here is a list of safe plants, seeds, grasses, herbs and vegetables for degus.

    Lettuce and Salads
    Cucumber
    Dandelion leaves
    Dandelion flower
    Grass
    Meadow Grass
    Echinacea (Flower)
    Coltsfoot
    Parsley
    Daisy Flower
    Rose Petals
    Zucchini
    Courgettes
    Raspberry leaves
    Stawberry leaves
    Blackberry leaves
    Birch leaves
    Hazelnut leaves
    Dill
    Basil
    Celery
    Bell Peppers
    Carrot slices (small amounts)
    Bits of dried corn (small amounts)
    Marigold flowers
    Chamomile flowers
    Dandelion roots
    Pea flakes
    Pumpkin seeds
    Sage
    Yarrow (Plant Flower)
    Parley stems
    Spitz and plantain (Plant/Flower)
    Lemon Balm (Plant)
    Oat Hay
    Bean flakes
    Grass seeds
    Canary seeds
    Mint
    Jerusalem artichokes*(Flower)
    Hibiscus (Flower)
    Milk Thistle (Flower)
    Stinging Nettle (Herb/Plant)
    Red Clover
    Honey Grass
    Lady's Mantle (Plant/Flower)
    Fence Vetch (Plant/Flower)
    Crested dog's tail (Grass)
    Perennial Ryegrass
    Italian Ryegrass
    Kentucky Bluegrass
    Alsike Clover
    Cumin
    Cow Parsley
    Fescue (Grass)


    Most young degus will not like vegetables at first.
    It takes time for them get used to eating fresh greens.
    The vegetables can either be served fresh or dehydrated.
    Just be sure that you dry them well after rinsing them. Wet herbs and veggies will ferment in the degu's stomach and cause bloating.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. forgotten~myth

    forgotten~myth PetForums VIP

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    Thanks soo much! This is amazingly helpful!
     
  4. Paws&Claws

    Paws&Claws PetForums VIP

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    Very helpful :D...

    dont allow ur degu to munch on a Jade plant though...... :rolleyes: :lol: x
     
  5. NightwishRaven999

    NightwishRaven999 PetForums Junior

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    No problem.
    There is lots of information available on the web.
    The problem is that most people dont look hard enough or dont know where to look.

    The list was originally German but I translated it to english and posted in on different forums. Hopefully this will help english degu owners get the information they need to keep their degus in top health.

    Its a little sad how limited english websites are when it comes to degus.
    German and french websites are really deep in comparison...so I will post on this forum everytime I translate something useful into english.
    This will help spread good info to fellow degu owners living in the UK, USA or the english part of Canada.
     
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