Introducing New Foods, Question Re: Lettuce

ashleemelda

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I recently decided to start following the sample diet guide. My girls already get several of what's included daily: a rotating slice of red, yellow, or orange sweet pepper; a slice of cucumber; and a sprig of cilantro (although Moira is completely turned off by them whereas Rose can't get enough). I've been introducing the chuck of celery and full green bean slowly and in small portions for a few days now. My main question, however, relates to the lettuce I use.

I currently feed them green leaf lettuce. When I first got them I gave them romaine but it caused Moira to have cloudy urine so I switched. The spring greens and gem lettuce included in the sample plate are very hard to come by where I live in Virginia, and I wanted to make sure that continuing to feed them green leaf lettuce alongside everything else (pepper, cucumber, cilantro, celery, and green bean) would not result in too high of a calcium diet.

If it would, what other lettuce would you suggest I try instead? Or would you suggest I remove or cut down on the portion sizes of another vegetable?
 

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Mine love a bag of mixed babyleaf lettuce, with an assortment of different leaves- red chard, red and green babyleaf, sometimes butterhead lettuce or lamb's lettuce or pea shoots in there, then there's lots of choice and probably a balance of different nutrients. But lettuce isnt very nutritious overall, so if they dont get it regularly it doesnt matter too much!
 

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Also you could probably buy lettuce seeds online and grow some in a small planter indoors if you wanted :)
 
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