News & Views

from Galen's Garden

Dehydrator Drying

Drying your own vegetables, fruit, wild plants, herbs and grasses in a dehydrator is an economical way of providing save and healthy forage. The dehydrator I use cost less than £40 and costs around 25p to dry a full batch.

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German Hay

Many German pet food companies focused on healthy forages for small pets when UK companies were still peddling ‘pretty coloured bits’. The German online pet product retailer ZooPlus also operates in the UK. They are an excellent, reliable & affordable source of quality German hay & forage.

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Alpine Hay

Alpine hay is highly nutritious and absolutely delicious – if you’re a rabbit that is! Guinea pigs love this soft hay for tunneling into. Degus love nesting in it and chinchillas love the plant diversity.

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Cider Vinegar

Raw apple cider vinegar is a useful food supplement which can be added to drinking water or used to rinse guinea pigs after shampooing. The malic and acetic acid in apple cider vinegar have antimicrobial properties making it useful to feed if a rabbit or guinea pig is off colour

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Knitted Rabbits

Little knitted rabbits would make the ideal donation to a rabbit rescue for their fund-raising efforts.

Small enough to knit using raffia for rabbit toys.

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Knitted Guinea Pig

I’d love to see what some creative person could do with this pattern.

If anyone makes guinea pigs using it, please send me some photos to add.

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Mike by “bivoirart “

Beautifully staged image from “bivoirart” on Deviant Art of a precious baby guinea pig, Mike, who sadly died a week after he was born due to complications from his short respiratory tract.

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Cavy Cave Mark II

This paper cavy cave made from sheets of card and brown paper is easy to assemble and provides a safe hidey-hole for guinea pigs or chinchillas.

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