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    Chia Pet Grass

    I was thinking that santa will bring the girls a chia pet so they could eat the grass. But I want to make sure that this is safe for them to eat. Is it?

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    Talking Re: Chia Pet Grass

    This is a FAB great idea... not sure on the answer though but im looking forward to hearing it as id love to put a lil chia pet in her cage for her to graze on at her wanting..

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Must be everyone is considering the same thing. The chias in the shape of presidents heads are just so... well... bizarre, that I must buy some as gifts !

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I don't know if the pottery would be safe for them to chew on. I think you'd have to figure out what it's made of. You have to soak the pottery and keep it wet for the seeds to germinate. There's not a lot of grass on it so it wouldn't last long. If you want to feed them grass, you'd probably be better off growing it in a pot with soil that would continue growing if they eat it off or once you trim it.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    So is that a yes or no? I just thought that it was a good idea from Santa Paws.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    [quote=amcashes;534000]So is that a yes or no? I just thought that it was a good idea from Santa Paws.[/quote

    I don't think you'd get enough to make it worth the trouble. If your intention is to offer the grass as a snack, there's not much on it. If it's for the cuteness factor, it is a novelty. I've had chia pets before and potted grass. You get much more grass in pots and it grows back quickly. The chia pets just have a fine layer of grass since the seeds sit right on the clay pottery without any soil.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Well I just didn't know how they work. Now that you told me that they sit on top of the clay pot I have to wounder if the chemicals from the pot get into the grass. I will have to look into an easy way to grow some grass because I have a black thumb (not green) when it comes to plants.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Check out this thread about growing grass from cotton balls! I haven't tried it yet, but plan to. http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...awn-grass.html

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I have seen Chia Pets for cats, it grows cat grass in a cute little pot. It might be better for guinea pigs then the normal Chia pets.
    Chia Cat Grass Planters

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I will look into those.

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    Question Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Quote Originally Posted by Ash-Ro060708 View Post
    I have seen Chia Pets for cats, it grows cat grass in a cute little pot. It might be better for guinea pigs then the normal Chia pets.
    Chia Cat Grass Planters
    any tips on where to find these magical novelty items??

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Lots of drug store chains carry them as seasonal items.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I can not put a link on here so I will pm you and tell you what I was looking at.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I can not put a link on here so I will pm you and tell you what I was looking at.
    Links are fine. There are just some links we do not allow at all. But a link to a chia pet would be ok as long as it's not on a site that isn't allowed.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    It was a link to the chia pet store.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I have seen them at Wal-mart.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Our Wal-Mart doesn't sell them anymore.

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Can guinea pigs eat chia? Apparently it's a herb, Latin name Salvia hispanica:
    Salvia hispanica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    I am going to grow my own grass. (to see if I can) Where can you get grass seeds this time of year?

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    Re: Chia Pet Grass

    Wheatgrass seeds are available from Ebay or health food stores. Easy to grow in any kind of container like a yogurt containers, used McD's coffee cups, or the plastic box mushrooms come in.

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