List of Herbs

The herbs, houseplants and flowers are together with braches, hay and gras the main food für chinchillas. Dried as a mixture, they should daily be given. And even fresh, they should be offered as often as possible.

 

 

 

Feeding instructions:

  • unproblematic: may be fed in larger quantities for each type of feeding
  • selective:  can be fed together or at the same time with several other, unproblematic and selective plants; reason: is unwholesome in quantities, unpopular or a medicinal plant that is only eaten when needed
  • as feed and medicinal plant unsuitable
  • toxic / very toxic
  • Special features: only before flowering, only dried, can cause gastifikation, good starter plant and other interesting notes
A
Alchemilla: unproblematic, regulate hormone balance
Alfalfa/ Lucerne: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Alfalfa, sickle (also called Medicago falcata, yellow lucerne, yellow-flowered alfalfa, yellow alfalfa, sickle medick and yellow medick): selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Amaranth: unproblematic
Angelica archangelica (also called garden angelica, wild celery, and Norwegian angelica): selective, danger of confusion with other poisonous Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
Angelica sylvestris/ wild angelica: selective, danger of confusion with other poisonous Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
Artichoke herb: unproblematic
Asters: unproblematic, beware of Callistephus because of insecticides
B
Bamboo (baby bamboo, bamboo grass, garden bamboo - all kinds): unproblematic
Banana plant: unproblematic
Basil: selective
Bedstraw/ Galium: unproblematic
Bellflower/ Campanula: unproblematic
Bistort/ Bistorta officinalis: unproblematic
Bittercress (also called herb barbara, rocketcress, yellow rocketcress, winter rocket, and wound rocket): unproblematic
Borage/ starflower: selective
Buttercup (also called Ranunculus, spearworts, and water crowfoots): selective
C
Cabbage / wild cabbage: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Cactus grandiflorus: unproblematic
Callisia repens/ Creeping inchplant and other Callisia/ roselings: unproblematic, good beginner plant
Caraway: selective
Centaurea (also called centaury, centory, starthistles, knapweeds, bluets, loggerheads, basketflowers or cornflowers), (all): unproblematic
Chamomile/ Anthemis: unproblematic
Chamomile/ Chamaemelum nobile: unproblematic
Chamomile/ Matricaria chamomilla: unproblematic
Chervil: unproblematic, danger of confusion with other poisonous Apiaceae or Umbelliferae
Chicory (common): unproblematic, good beginner plant
Chrysanthemums (also called mums or chrysanths): selective, especially the flowers are delicious
Clover, bur-/ medick: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Clover, red: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Clover, white: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Coltsfoot/ Tussilago farfara: selective
Comfrey: selective
Coontails/ hornworts: unproblematic
Coriander: selective
Cornflower: unproblematic
Cress (all): selective
D
Dahlia: unproblematic, especially the flowers are delicious
Daisy (common), (also called Bellis perennis, lawn daisy or English daisy): unproblematic, good beginner plant
Dandelion: unproblematic, good beginner plant
Dandelion salad / Catalogna: unproblematic, good beginner plant
Dandelion, fall/ autumn hawkbit: unproblematic
Dinkel herb, green: selective with ears, otherwise unproblematic
Dill: selective
Dracaena: unproblematic
E
Echinacea/ coneflowers: unproblematic
Elecampane: selective
Endive/ escarole: unproblematic
Eupatorium cannabinum (also called hemp-agrimony or holy rope): selective
Evening primrose (also called Oenothera, suncups or sundrops): selective
F
Fennel herb: unproblematic
Field pennycress/ Thlaspi arvense: unproblematic
Flax/ Linum: unproblematic
Flores graminis: unproblematic
Forked catchfly: selective
G
Galinsoga: unproblematic
Glechoma hederacea (also called ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground, creeping charlie, alehoof, tunhoof, catsfoot, field balm, run-away-robin or creeping jenny): selective
Goatsbeard/ salsify: unproblematic
Goosefoot, white (also called Chenopodium album, lamb's quarters, melde, fat-hen or pigweed): unproblematic
Grass/ Poaceae (all): unproblematic
Ground elder (also called herb gerard, bishop's weed, goutweed, gout wort, snow-in-the-mountain, English masterwort or wild masterwort): unproblematic
H
Heather, common (also called Calluna vulgaris or ling): selective
Hibiscus/ rose mallow: unproblematic
Hogweed (also called common hogweed, cow parsnip or eltrot): unproblematic, good beginner plant
Hop (common)/ Humulus lupulus: selective
Horseweed (also called Canadian fleabane, coltstail, marestail, and butterweed): unproblematic, good beginner plant
Hypochaeris radicata (also called catsear, flatweed, cat's-ear, hairy cat's ear or false dandelion): unproblematic
I
J
K
Knotgrass (common): unproblematic
L
Lavender: selective
Lovage: unproblematic
Lupine: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
Lucerne/Alfalfa: selective, may bloat, therefore only if you don't feed pellets
M
Mayweed/ Tripleurospermum: unproblematic
Meum athamanticum (also named Baldmoney, Spignel and Meu): selective
Millet (the herb, not the seeds): unproblematic
Mouse-ear hawkweed/ Hieracium pilosella: unproblematic
Mugwort (also called riverside wormwood, felon herb, chrysanthemum weed, wild wormwood, old Uncle Henry, sailor's tobacco, naughty man, old man or St. John's plant): selective
Mullein/ Verbascum: selective
N
O
Oats/ Avena: with ears selective, without ears unproblematic
Onobrychis/ sainfoins: selective, only without pellet feeding
Opuntia/ Prickly pear: unproblematic
P
Perforate St John's-wort/ Hypericum perforatum: selective
Pimpinella: unproblematic
Pineappleweed/ Matricaria discoidea: unproblematic
Potentilla (also called cinquefoils, tormentils or barren strawberries), (all): unproblematic
Prickly lettuce/ Lactuca serriola: unproblematic
Q
Queen of the night/ Selenicereus grandiflorus: unproblematic
R
Rumex (all): selective
S
Salad burnet/ Sanguisorba minor: unproblematic
Savory: selective
Shepherd's purse/ Capsella: unproblematic
Spider plant/ Chlorophytum comosum: unproblematic
Strawberry herb: unproblematic
T
Tarragon/ estragon: selective
Thistle (all): unproblematic, should be dried and only fed without spines because of the risk of injury
Tormentil (common) (also called septfoil or erect cinquefoil): selective
U
V
Valeriana/ valerians: selective
Veronica (also called speedwell, bird's eye, and gypsyweed): unproblematic, good beginner plant
W
Wild buckwheat/ Fallopia convolvulus: unproblematic
X
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Z