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    Question Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

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    We've heard about this a lot, and thought our piggies might really enjoy it. Are all the ingredients safe/ok? I won't give it to them until I know for sure. My first thought was yikes at the marigold; as most are poisonous (?) , but there is a marigold called a signet marigold that is often used in salads for people. But it doesn't say signet marigold on the box

    No matter what it would only be a special treat for them in small amounts, since I know the parsley and alfalfa is high in calcium for adult piggies. Also wasn't sure about the "puffed" ingredients, and what the "edible leaves" actually are...

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    I'm not familiar with this product so I was waiting to see if you received any responses to your post. I just wanted to say that I purchased a bag of pea flakes and they were a complete failure. When I first put just one or two in their cages they ran away like it was poison. So I just moved them over to a corner and was hoping that they would eat them during the night. The next morning they were still there and hadn't even been chewed on. I've tried them again at various times and they just won't touch them.

    I've watched some guinea pig youtubers whose pigs just love them. Apparently they are just a disgusting treat to my girls. I finally gave the bag to a friend for her rabbit and she said her bunny just loved them. Maybe they are tastier to bunnies than they are to piggies.

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

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    I've seen this and wondered myself... I wasn't sure about the "puffed" stuff. As for the marigolds, I know Kaytee makes a Timothy Hay Plus that has marigolds in it and their new Food from the Wild mix (the guinea pig one anyway) has marigolds in it too, so I'm thinking it'd be the edible variety of marigolds. Hopefully, anyway.
    @Kelsie, I think it depends on the piggy when it comes to pea flakes. I saw Little Adventures feeding them to her piggies and thought I'd give them a try. Found some and gave them to Tannim... he LOVES them. He gets mad at me if I don't give him some for his bedtime treat. So I'd say they just aren't to your girls' tastes.

    But yes... anybody know for sure on the Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad? And on the Kaytee Food from the Wild while we're at it? I was looking at that as a possible treat source, but I wasn't sure.

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelsie View Post
    I'm not familiar with this product so I was waiting to see if you received any responses to your post. I just wanted to say that I purchased a bag of pea flakes and they were a complete failure. When I first put just one or two in their cages they ran away like it was poison. So I just moved them over to a corner and was hoping that they would eat them during the night. The next morning they were still there and hadn't even been chewed on. I've tried them again at various times and they just won't touch them.

    I've watched some guinea pig youtubers whose pigs just love them. Apparently they are just a disgusting treat to my girls. I finally gave the bag to a friend for her rabbit and she said her bunny just loved them. Maybe they are tastier to bunnies than they are to piggies.
    That's how mine are with tomatoes! I tried a few times...not only would they not eat them, they literally spit them out ( I left them in there a few hours ) and gave them a wide berth everytime they walked by It's the only thing they've ever found *that* disgusting, though sometimes strawberries and kiwi can be on the disgusting list... piggie disdain can be so funny!

    Anyway, even if they didn't like the flakes I think they'd really like the herb/grass/flower portion of it, which looks like the majority. I really hope I can find out everything's ok and try it!

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaiaBex View Post
    I've seen this and wondered myself... I wasn't sure about the "puffed" stuff. As for the marigolds, I know Kaytee makes a Timothy Hay Plus that has marigolds in it and their new Food from the Wild mix (the guinea pig one anyway) has marigolds in it too, so I'm thinking it'd be the edible variety of marigolds. Hopefully, anyway.
    @Kelsie, I think it depends on the piggy when it comes to pea flakes. I saw Little Adventures feeding them to her piggies and thought I'd give them a try. Found some and gave them to Tannim... he LOVES them. He gets mad at me if I don't give him some for his bedtime treat. So I'd say they just aren't to your girls' tastes.

    But yes... anybody know for sure on the Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad? And on the Kaytee Food from the Wild while we're at it? I was looking at that as a possible treat source, but I wasn't sure.
    The "puffed" stuff is really my biggest concern, too. It's similar looking to popcorn and seems like it could be a choking hazard. That's nice to know there's other products with marigold, though!! I would think that's a good sign it's the edible variety... hopefully, anyway, indeed!

    Piggies tastes definitely vary so much--- Robin Hood has a huge sweet tooth compared to Friar Tuck, for example! He loves banana, and usually loves kiwi and strawberry, too; while Friar Tuck won't touch any of them. And they both greatly protest if they don't get a bedtime treat just like Tannim!

    I'd really love to find out for sure about the Nature Salad if anyone knows more or knows for sure. And if it's possible, I'd pick out what's bad ( like the puffed pieces, for example )

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    @MerryFriarTuck, your Robin Hood sounds a lot like my Teddi. She has a sweet tooth also. She instantly goes for any fruit when they get a small piece on occasion. Ginger, on the other hand, does not like any fruit. Her all-time favorite foods are green leaf lettuce and radicchio. Teddi likes tomatoes but Ginger just ignores them.

    The Nature's Salad would probably be on the dislike list for my pigs. I once bought them the Oxbow Botanical Hay and they just refused to eat it. I don't think they like the herbs and the flower blend. It had a pleasant aroma to me but apparently not to my pigs.

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelsie View Post
    I'm not familiar with this product so I was waiting to see if you received any responses to your post. I just wanted to say that I purchased a bag of pea flakes and they were a complete failure. When I first put just one or two in their cages they ran away like it was poison. So I just moved them over to a corner and was hoping that they would eat them during the night. The next morning they were still there and hadn't even been chewed on. I've tried them again at various times and they just won't touch them.

    I've watched some guinea pig youtubers whose pigs just love them. Apparently they are just a disgusting treat to my girls. I finally gave the bag to a friend for her rabbit and she said her bunny just loved them. Maybe they are tastier to bunnies than they are to piggies.
    My piggy loves pea flakes. He only eats it if he is handed directly tho


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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    I am not familiar with the Rosewood products but have looked at them numerous times online.

    However, I have bought forage, herbs, and floral mixtures from Exotic Nutrition and my piggies absolutely refuse to eat them. I also loved watching Little Adventures piggies eating pea flakes so I bought some from Exotic Nutrition. Their pea flakes are misleading as most are really small pieces or just crumbs. While my girls will eat them as a last resort, it has been a huge disappointment and an expensive waste of money.

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Thank you, everyone! Does anyone else know more? Maybe @bpatters? You've always helped me a lot before with diet questions

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    I don't know anything about that brand of stuff. I always preferred fresh herbs in small amounts as treats rather than anything dried.

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    I just checked Rosewood's website, and they're based in the UK. Maybe some of our friends over there are familiar with the company?

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by bpatters View Post
    I don't know anything about that brand of stuff. I always preferred fresh herbs in small amounts as treats rather than anything dried.
    Ok, thank you! If I try it I think I'll pick out all the harder iffy stuff and just do a little pinch of the herbs/grass/flowers.

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Oh goodness we went and bought so many “for guinea pigs” treats when we first got our lovely ladies; immediately threw away the yogurt drops because what in the heck even are those? Who cleared that for marketing? Not anyone who cares about piggies health; anyway this salad was an instant hit with our girls, it’s one of the few treats that aren’t fresh veg we feel comfortable giving them and with the range of products that particular company has out it seems they do genuinely care about your pets health and well being. That being said; if in doubt throw it out but our piggies love it ��

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Here are the reviews for it from Amazon... reading these, if I give it to them, I'll be picking out everything that's hard, puffed, or a leaf for sure. It's mostly 5 stars, but if you read the multiple 1 star reviews they are worrying. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews...mb_top?ie=UTF8

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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    Update:

    Ok, so I picked all the bad and iffy stuff out of it...and there's definitely some bad things in it. The "puffed" pieces are just a fancy word for popcorn, and look like a choking hazard and indigestible for a piggy. There's also oatmeal and seed type pieces. I picked all of those out; they look like this:
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    Re: Is Rosewood Naturals Nature's Salad safe/ok?

    The rest of it seems good--- and smells so nice. It's fairly soft and fresh, lots of grassy hay strands, nettle heads, rose petals, and herb leaves.
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    However, both my piggies have refused to touch it... Robin Hood snuffled it a bit, then walked away. Friar Tuck took one sniff, pulled back, and went in his hidey. So the final verdict is basically a fail for us!

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