Post by blaklagoon on Feb 27, 2008 10:17:39 GMT -8
Hey! I live in Ontario & Rocky's staple green has always been Collard Greens - I grow them in the summer & can buy them in most stores - Rocky has been off the last two weeks & just eats a few bites & then tosses her bowl to the bottom - I realize it's a little colder & went through this last year as well - - there are always 6 items in her food -
but I've never found Mustard Greens - I have not seen them in the seed stores - would like to try them - is there another Cdn name ?
I also have not seen mention of Rappini - its a green with little brocholi shapped heads - she seems to like that but not sure if the calcium ratio is to high on this one - can this be used as a staple
I've used Rappini and off the top of my head I can't remember where I've seen it's nutritional value but it was a good one to keep the variety going. you could do a google on the Rappini nutritional value, I'm sure you'd come up with something. If I find the place I saw the info I'll reply again.
As for Mustards, I know Loblaws has it but I don't know if it's in all of ontario they have that store, I know they have it in Ottawa and Hawkesbury (closer to the Quebec border lol). They might also have them at Independent or Sobeys (if you have those in Ont. I can't remember) I find that my sobeys doesn't always have them but they do every other week. You can also get some beet greens (they're great), Endive, Escarole, Watercress into the mix for a more varied staple green. I was shocked when I finally found my first Mustard Green...Sancho loves them.
It sounds like Rocky is heading into breeding season though so it's possible he won't likely touch a thing for a few weeks. You might wanna keep his food on the bottom anyways, encourages exercise! Be patient, he'll eat when he's hungry.