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Old 07-02-2018, 03:20 PM Canada
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Question Diet Enrichment/Treats?

Wondering what kind of treats and small things I can add to my chins diet to give him a little variety? We have a rose bush out front, and though it doesn't have hips yet, it does have petals... can he have those?

He's on a standard pellet and hay diet right now, and I know we're not supposed to venture far from that, I like to give him a little something extra to keep him entertained with his food. My family also gives him raisins on occasion, and I'd like to find a less sugary treat that they can offer him.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:45 PM United States
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Chins actually do better with little variety - good quality pellets, good quality hay, fresh water. Rosehips for sure, and I know of people who have given rosebuds, but you need to be sure the plants have never been sprayed. If you want to give something healthy, take a look at Tanya's supplements at fuzzyskingdom.com. It's all organic, holistic, etc. My chins love it.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:47 AM Canada
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Honestly the best treat is just sticks. Apple sticks, Kiwi sticks, Willow, whatever. Make sure it's a safe wood and from a reliable source. They go crazy over them and it's great for their teeth.
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