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    Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    Question: Are small amounts of herbs as treats ok for piggies?

    One I am particularly wondering about is rosemary. I brought home a long sprig today from a rosemary hedge, because I was going to put it in water and see if it rooted. I tickled my piggie's nose with it when I came home and before I knew it he had happily chomped off a segment of a couple inches and it disappeared into him quickly like into a wood chipper. Rosemary is full of volatile oils and when I thought of that I got a little bit nervous. It is an evergreen although not a conifer.

    I see from Ly's pdf chart that basil, thyme, and dill are ok occasionally. I also get sage in occasionally. Are a couple sage leaves ok? And how about chamomile? Mint is related to basil so I assume that one is ok, right? Oregano is another that I use. And, when I cook Asian I often have more lemon grass than I can use.

    Are there any herbs that people eat that are poisonous to piggies?

    I am only asking about fresh herbs as I wouldn't feed them dried ones.
    I am also talking about small amounts since herbs are relatively expensive, but if I find ones they like and aren't bad for them I can spare a few sprigs.

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    Re: Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    I want to know to becouse I am going to grow some for myself.

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    Re: Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    According to this thread (post #2 is from a moderator):http://www.guineapigcages.com/forum/...inea-pigs.html yes, it is ok.

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    Re: Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    Thank you for asking that question and thank you greenbeans and LY for the answer!!!

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    Re: Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    A couple of fresh sage leaves occasionally would be fine. I'd probably not feed chamomile as it's has properties to make one very relaxed and sleepy. Lemon grass should also be fine occasionally.

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    Re: Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    Thank you so much for that helpful information LY!

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    Re: Fresh herbs? Rosemary, sage, chamomile etc.

    Thank you Ly, that is very useful information.
    I'm particularly glad about the rosemary as I often get it fresh.
    It looks almost too prickly for them but my Badger made really short work of his stolen sprig.

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