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Post by smokierat on Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:45 am

I've heard dandelion is quite good for rats,and I presume fresh is better but I feel wary about giving anything from the garden in case of any nasties that it could be contaminated with,what do people think?

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Post by katherine on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:02 am

If you don't put down any weed killer or anything, I think ones from your own lawn will be fine after a wash. I wouldn't pick them from elsewhere though. Alternatively you can get the leaves dries in health shops sold as dandelion tea. The one above tescos in cork definitely does it.

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Post by Lew on Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:07 am

I've given my lot dandelion leaves before and they enjoyed them, but if you have any concerns then curly kale from the supermarket is just as good.

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Re: Dandelion

Post by smokierat on Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:38 am

Thanks guys Smile kale is a big part of their diet but Smokie isn't a fan Roll Eyes have used bunny herb mixes before that had dried dandelion in it but il try that dandelion tea,thanks Katherine do you find yours like it?

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Post by katherine on Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:25 pm

They're not *wild* for it, but it always gets eaten.

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