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Mint leaves?
« on: May 21, 2012, 05:32:36 AM »

Are these ok to feed to chinchillas?
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Re: Mint leaves?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 06:09:14 PM »

They are fine, but not too much. Dried (not fresh), and just a pinch once in a while(like once a week or once a month. Use it like you would a treat.). It's in lifeline and can help a bit with digestive issues.
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Re: Mint leaves?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 07:29:18 PM »

 :'( I have some fresh leaves and was hoping to share them.
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Re: Mint leaves?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 09:19:29 PM »

You can dry the leaves. It's just not a good idea to use fresh. Don't want any tummy upsets. You want to watch out for fresh stuff, because of the moisture, it could cause diarrhea. It's just not worth dealing with diarrhea. Same reason why people stay away from fresh fruit and other fresh items...

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Re: Mint leaves?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 06:54:00 AM »

How
 Would I dry them?
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Re: Mint leaves?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 06:57:03 AM »

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Re: Mint leaves?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012, 03:00:27 PM »

I've just put them on a tray in the oven after I've used it, so it's off but still hot and let it cool down with the herbs inside. It's not as good as the proper way but I'm lazy and it takes the moisture out.
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