Wild Garlic

Discuss what your rats eat. From general diet, food brands, eating problems and treat foods.
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Wild Garlic

Post by ticketyboo_fran » Sun May 01, 2011 1:00 pm

Is growing everywhere round my wee village and I was wondering if there is any part of it I could give to my ratties? I've heard that garlic is good for their immune systems? I don't even know if they would want to eat any but I don't want to just stick some in in case their flowers are poisonous or something, is it only the bulbs that are edible? Can one of you fabulously food knowledgable people advise?
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by acapae_wolf » Sun May 01, 2011 2:08 pm

Nom nom - all of it is edible :D It's more common to feed shoots/ leaves/ flowers than the bulbs, because those are more readily available, and tastier.
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by ticketyboo_fran » Sun May 01, 2011 2:49 pm

Awesome! and that means minimum prep for me hehe - I shall go on a wee mish later to get some, I assume all i need to do is give the whole thing a quick rinse then? I bet they just ignore it but worth a go :)
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by acapae_wolf » Sun May 01, 2011 2:52 pm

Yeah, you don't need to prepare it at all :)
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by KateR » Sun May 01, 2011 9:03 pm

Ooh we have some in our garden.
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by madzandleah » Tue May 03, 2011 9:05 pm

but beware it will make the place stink! My mob have had their first wild garlic tonight cos silly mummy didn't think it through and I will now have to sleep in a garlic infused room. The ratties on the other hand are loving it, although most of it has been stashed in their bed to eat after it has been soaked in pee for a while.
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by KatieD » Wed May 04, 2011 8:04 pm

Make sure it really is Wild Garlic and not a similar looking plant such as some broad-leaved members of the lily family. :wink:

That caution aside, it is the most. delicious. food. ever. and a great food for rats and people. Nom nom nom...
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by AlienRat » Wed May 04, 2011 8:55 pm

Oh yum we used to pick it in the forest and pickle it every year when I was little.
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by KatieD » Thu May 05, 2011 7:44 am

AlienRat wrote:Oh yum we used to pick it in the forest and pickle it every year when I was little.
Mmmmmm, pickled.
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by majeekarevel » Tue May 10, 2011 10:08 pm

What does it look like? I know what it smells like as I know an area where it groes and it's really strong smelling when driving through that area. If I knew what it looked like then I could go pick some.
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Re: Wild Garlic

Post by ticketyboo_fran » Wed May 11, 2011 4:57 pm

Its a pretty white flower :)

I can't post pics but I've found a link with a good pic

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/47445,lif ... lic-leaves

(looks like a nice receipe too LOL)
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