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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Flax seeds, yes or no?

Have heard some conflicting sides on the issue of flax seeds.

I know other nuts are so oily. I never feed sunflowers or any other kind of nut to my chins.

But I was wondering about flax seeds. They are such a healthy for humans, but how much oil do they really have? I've seen people say they feed them, some say they dont.

Would they be okay as a occaisonal treat?

I just happen to have some I bought for myself and was wondering if the chins could have a nibble... I'm giving some to my hermit crabs though, they are allowed to have them! haha.
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Ive never heard of anyone giving their chinchillas nuts. Id say its a no-no
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Flax seeds are fine for chinchillas in small amounts. I give my chins flax seed in their supplement mix.

If you're thinking straight flax seed then i would say no more than a few every few days. I'd skip the nuts and sunflower seeds.


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You know, that's a little harsh. I read your thread, but since I have never considered flax seed I had no response for you. I do not know of anyone that uses it either.

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I kinda thought so too Lizz. I didn't see the thread, but the weekends are always crazy for me with my work schedule.

I do put flax seed in my supplement, but its very little. It's like one scoop to every 5 scoops of the other stuff. It won't hurt the chins at all unless its given in to great of a quantity.


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I agree with using flax seed in a supplement mix. I use it in my supplement and have for over 8yrs. Lots of my chins pick out the flax seed first. The safest and most loved treat for chins I have found are spoon size shredded wheat (no fruit or frosting) There is no salt sugar, fat, or preservatives in the shreddie. There is preservative in the package only. Nuts and seeds are high in fat so much modertion is needed to prevent liver and heart disease.


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