nutrition: foraging

Collecting Wild Grasses & Plants

 

 

Here are a few basic guidelines for foraging:

  1. Do not pick from farmers' fields, or anywhere that plants/grasses will have been sprayed with pesticides/fertiliser

  2. Avoid forage if it is likely to have been contaminated by dog urine/faeces

  3. Use an identification guide if uncertain about what plant you have collected

  4. If your pet never eaten certain plants before, introduce them to their diet very slowly 

  5. Stay away from forage next to busy roads - exhaust fumes contaminate the plants & are unsuitable

Guinea Pigs
Guinea Pigs

IDENTIFICATION GUIDE/SAFE PLANTS LIST

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PLANTAIN
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HAZEL
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DANDELIONS
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BRAMBLES
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CLEAVERS
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MARJORAM
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YARROW
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ROSEHIPS
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TUFTED VETCH
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GROW YOUR OWN

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PARSLEY
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STRAWBERRIES
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VIOLA
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RADISH
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SAGE
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ROSEMARY
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NASTURTIUMS
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SPRING GREENS
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DILL
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