Is it okay to give my young girls (8 and 9 weeks) the sprouts from sunflower seeds, but ALSO the black shells that seem to always still be attached to the ends? Is it okay to give them large pieces of things (apple skin, celery). Seems like they swallow stuff whole which blows me away. Should I be chopping their snacks up small?? What about ginger root? Is that okay for them? I have 8... am new at this.... they are 8 and 9 weeks old. THey are outside but have a heated box to retreat to and they sleep under heat lamps up there at night. We are in Arizona. Gets down into the 40s at night so I am still providing heat then. During the day, they aren't interested in the heat.