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Post by BugsBunny on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:52 am

Hi

I am just wondering if it is okay giving Dougal dried or fresh herbs every day or every other day or is it best just a couple of times a week. As most of you know his pellets are cut down now and he eats even more hay than he did before. He gets a fenugreek crunchie every day and some dried herbs but was wondering if this is okay for him and it will not make him ill? I cannot give a lot of veg or anything yet with being a baby but I give him romaine lettuce once a week when I remember to get it when we do online shopping and the herb he has mainly is basil and he does like parsley, mint and thyme too. Just want him to have enough of a good balanced diet.

At the moment I am looking after my black lab Sam who is my baby and 15 years old, he has always been mine, supposed to be my mums but he aint Laughing , he just lives with them. He was her bday present from my older bro 15 years ago but has always been a mummy's boy with me. I am slo looking after Akira my younger brothers stunning husky. She is gorgeous and so well behaved, she has just trumped in my face though and walked off No , little madam Laughing .Sorry I went off topic but I will be posting photos of them, Gimli and more of Dougal some time this week if I get chance to, you lot will love them. Very Happy 
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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by Thumper2001 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:00 pm

A lot of hoppers tend to feed more herbs than veg as they are easier on rabbit tums. I would too, if Molly and Junior would eat them No

All new foods should be introduced slowly and one thing at a time. The advantage of that is, if something upsets his tummy, you'll know what it is right away.

Of course, the best thing for him is hay, hay, hay. Veg/herbs (and nuggies!) should form only a small part of his diet.

Remind me how old Dougal is?
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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by KatieB on Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:14 pm

Mine all have fresh herbs (prior to Charlies diet). They would get Corriander, Parsley and Dill.

So long as you introduce slowly they should be fine - he might love them too!


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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:15 pm

We give dried and fresh herbs like Coriander, dill ( which is good for upset bunny tummies ) flat leafed Parsley only (Curled Parsley is very bitter and can cause tummy ache) we also feed our buns Rocket and we have tried mint but they are not so keen on that.

Like Katie said make sure you introduce any green stuff slowly.

Heres the RWF safe foods list for bunnies and herbs are listed as well Smile 

http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/info-sheets/safefoods.htm

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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by BugsBunny on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:11 pm

Dougal is 5 months old and he has been having herbs for a month or so now and I slowly introduced them and he has taken well to them. He likes mint, parsley, basil and mint, not tried any other yet. I was just wondering if it is good as an every day thing and obviously in small sensible amounts or whether they should be given only be given a few times a week?
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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by Sparky on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:24 pm

Us lot get fresh herbs / veg daily - a selection from the following depending on what has been available (deep breath) :

Flat parsley
Coriander
Dill
Basil
Thyme
Sage
Mint (various different mints)
Wild rocket
Watercress
Pea shoots
Lamb's lettuce
Curly Kale
Broccoli
Cauliflower

Some things we only get a little bit of, like parsley and kale as they are both high in calcium. 'Hard' veg like broccoli and cauli we get about a thumbnail size piece each, we get more of the leafy stuff. We love cauli leaves. We get roughly half a small margarine tub each in total.

We also get dried 'sprinkles' a couple of times a week, and some of whatever is growing in the garden - Humum plants the things other people call weeds Laughing (dandelions, plantain, fresh timothy grass, clover).
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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by BugsBunny on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:59 pm

That is a huge help, thanks, I just needed to check with him still being a baby bunny. Very Happy 
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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by FluffSlave on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:09 pm

He should be fine to eat them every day. Fresh herbs/veg is recommended as a small part of their every day diet, so as long as you're only giving small amounts it should be fine Thumbs Up

Obviously, alternate what he's getting once he's on a more varied diet though Very Happy
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Re: Dried herbs and Fresh herbs

Post by BugsBunny on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:32 pm

Thanks, will do, he loves the dried herb mix too, the naturals stuff.
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