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Old 01-29-2019, 12:37 PM United States
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I recently received a treat sampler pack from an ETSY vendor which contained dried hibiscus and chamomile. Does anyone know how much dried flowers a chin may consume and still not be considered detrimental to their digestive system?
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:36 PM Canada
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Looking up similar flower combos on the Fuzzies Kingdom site (the owner has done research into proper herbivore diets), one that has hibiscus and chamomile in it along with other flowers and stuff, it says 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a week. Just dried hibiscus flowers one 3 time a week.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:39 PM United States
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Thanks again Amethyst. My chins seem to enjoy most of the treats I have been giving them. They don't seem to like the dried peppermint in the sampler though. One of their all time favorite treats is raspberry leaves.
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How often should a person give treats? Sunshine gets a stick and a berry daily (can't remember the berry name but it is red/hard with a shell on the inside.
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How often should a person give treats? Sunshine gets a stick and a berry daily (can't remember the berry name but it is red/hard with a shell on the inside.
Sticks aren't really treats, you don't need to limit those at all. My guys normally get about half a dozen a day. The berries though, I'm not sure what those are, I don't feed my guys any berries but I know one kind that people give is goji berries, could that be it? If so they should be given sparingly, like one a week at most, maybe even one a month. Treats in general should be limited to a max of one a day. Treats I currently use are rose hips, rose petals, a cheerio, a few pieces of slow cook oats, and red clover.
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