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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:34 pm

Discussion area for article from Rabbiting on Magazine. Please don't quote directly from the article as that is the property of Rabbiting on. This is an area for further discussion on the topic.

I learnt a lot from this in terms of how rabbits process calcium. And I thought it was good that all aspects of the rabbit diet was looked at.


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Post by nethie on Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:09 pm

this was my main area of direction in the magazine, gaving got sox with kidney disease so I have to manage his diet on low calcium foods
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Post by KatieB on Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:52 pm

Daisy has recently been diagnosed with having low calcium and has to a have a supplement every day for a week or so and then is due back fora check up.

I think we focus a lot on the concerns around to much calcium, as if its a bad thing, when in fact it's important to our buns



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Post by paullp on Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:35 am

Does anyone know if living in a very hard water area matters? My three drink water that has lots of calcium in it. Their water bowls will get furred up with limescale in after 1 day.
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:44 pm

I don't remember reading about water hardness. I will ask on the RWAF fb page.


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Post by nethie on Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:14 pm

never read anything about the water either
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:07 pm

I have had a reply from RWAF

'We've been asked about calcium levels in tap water and if hard or soft water makes a difference: It is not absorbable by the gut in that form. You could filter the water but that won't remove most of it, you need to boil it or use a water softener for that. There was a bottled water with added calcium on the human market, and that that was in absorbable form, but we would not recommend giving that to rabbits.'


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Post by paullp on Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:33 pm

ah thank you! that is one less thing to worry about!
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:09 pm

I'll just add that the conversation went on and the RWAF made clear they would not recommend water softener as it contains lots of salt.


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