These dehydrated Papaya Bites and Strips are a wonderful, simple treat for your small pet. Naturally rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, and beta-carotene, the reason we love papaya so much is for the proteolytic qualities of its enzymes - meaning they help breakdown protein, specifically helpful during molting (shedding) season! The fiber of the fruit is helpful in streamlining the digestive tract.
Remember that while dried organic fruit is a safe treat, it is highly concentrated in sugar which can disrupt gut flora. It is advisable to give in small, periodic doses (which makes it even more special as a treat!).
We only use fresh 100% organic fruits (sourcing locally when in season) and there are absolutely no preservatives, additives, coloring, etc.
SIZE: 2 or 4 oz pack
SUGGESTED USE: 2-4 bites or 1/2 strip daily per 5 lbs body weight.
SUITABLE FOR: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, chickens, birds
STORAGE: for optimal shelf life, transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight
SHELF LIFE: recommended use within 2 months
CAUTIONS: not recommended for small pets under 2 months old. Please be mindful of their sensitive bellies and always introduce new treats/foods slowly
NOTES: these treats have been reviewed and recommended by Lucile Moore PhD, author of Rabbit Nutrition and Nutritional Healing. They are intended for the average, healthy pet and should never replace proper veterinary care; if you suspect your pet is ill, please contact a savvy vet ASAP
ABOUT OUR SOURCE
Mavuno Harvest works with small farming cooperatives to create supply chains that bring delicious, organic dried fruit from rural sub-Saharan Africa to the American consumer. They provide markets for African farmers, thus increasing incomes, securing existing jobs and even creating new ones.
As a former Peace Corps volunteer in a tiny village in Kenya, Phil Hughes came up with the idea for Mavuno Harvest: What if there was a way to provide jobs and economic opportunity for rural farmers in Africa, while at the same time solving the issue of wasted harvests?
A fair-trade certified company, Mavuno Harvest gives consumers in the U.S. the opportunity to directly impact struggling communities and economies in Africa, while enjoying delicious, healthy and organic dried fruit snacks.
Mavuno Harvest dried papaya is 100% organically grown, non-GMO verified and completely all-natural with no added sugar. Grown with care and love by rural African farming communities, every bag purchased contributes directly to greater opportunity to the farmers who make it all possible.
Mavuno Harvest offers a way to help farming communities in need of an economic boost.
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Jul 7, 2020
Jun 26, 2020
Hmmmm so good! Arrived yesterday and they needed to eat a piece right after it was unpacked. They need and get papaya and molt mix herbs together and this arrived just in time!!! Happy bunnies happy life! Thx so much
May 29, 2020
May 28, 2020
May 16, 2020
Really awesome to find a shop that has dried fruit specifically for buns! After my bun passed a “bracelet” I got her a bunch of molt support goodies. She loves her papaya!