Natural Herbal Remedies
for rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, degus and other small pets








Herbs – Nature's oldest medicines


So many herbs are named after animals because people learned about their medicinal properties by observing how animals heal themselves with herbs. Modern medicine is actually originates from animals' instinctive uses of herbs. In the wild, animals manage to stay healthy as they have access to various herbs and can self-medicate.

It's fascinating that animals know what plants to consume when they are sick. Not only they feel specific medicinal compounds, they also know how much herbs/plants need to be consumed to cure a disease.


For example, animals know what plants are effective at expelling parasites. Osha root is referred to as "Bear Medicine" because bears eat this root when they come out of hibernation to cleanse their digestive systems. Bears also cover themselves with chewed osha to get rid of parasites. Elephants eat clay in September to relieve gastrointestinal upset that arises from a change in the diet, a shift from eating leaves to eating fruits.

Herbs are not only sources of fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes; they also contain secondary elements. Secondary elements possess medicinal properties. Chinchillas, rabbits, guinea pigs and other animals do not differentiate between food and medicine. In reality, nutrients from plant sources do not just keep herbivores and other animals alive – they also keep them healthy. Animals do have inner wisdom. That's why in the wild nutritional equals medicinal.