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Post by Deva Sofia on Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:52 pm

I have been wondering why do most brands put SOY in rabbit pellets?
As I understand Soy is not part of any animals natural diet. it has been introduced by the agrobusiness, specially for the meat industry, and almost all of it now and everywhere is genetically modified.
Soy is a legume, a bean, its also highly processed to make it a meal, and oil, etc... should rabbits eat it?

Even "good brands" like oxbow, zupreem, etc, kaytee, use it a lot in rabbits food.

In humans is highly allergenic, and in many animals too. Cows, chickens, dogs, cats... cannot properly digest it, and from there derive many problems. And lots of petīs food currently contain soy.

I am writing to some of these companies to ask why do they include soy in rabbitīs pellets?

I have only found one company in the usa that has soy-free pellets:https://www.naturalrabbitfood.com/soy-free-rabbit-food/ but we need to manage to bring it to Mexico...

Do you have some information about it? Shocked 
I guess it will be better to go in a pellet-free diet?


Thanks!
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:08 am

Soy is used as the protein content and is processed making it less of an allergenic than in it's natural form. More to the point you may want to ask why the companies add Molasses as buns certainly don't need added sugar.

If you want to feed a pellet free diet I recommendthis book http://www.amazon.com/House-Rabbit-Handbook-Urban-Edition/dp/0940920174/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392192292&sr=8-1&keywords=house+rabbit as it breaks down the nutritional needs of rabbits and what is in their food.


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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:39 pm

I did not kow that and that book looks good.

Interesting.
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:02 pm

You can get the book in the uk as well but I used the .com amazon link as Sofia is in foreign climes.


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Post by BugsBunny on Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:28 pm

Nice
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Post by Deva Sofia on Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:41 pm

Thanks Cheryl, I was also concerned about the "molases" becasue you are right! it should not be there. I guess they do add it so the rabbits will become more encouraged or even addicted to eat the pellets.

Ill definetely look for that book. Thanks and hugs!!
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