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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 11:12 am

Hi,

I have two buns buck (1.9kg) and doe (2.5kg)

I'm currently feeding unlimited hay, two handfuls of greens per day (kale, herbs etc..) and around 25g of pellets.

They are eating the pellets and greens almost instantly of late and eating a huge amount of ha.

Am I feeding them enough greens and pellets?

Thanks in advance!

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Post by KatieB on Sun May 17, 2015 11:42 am

Hi There!

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You are absolutely feeding them exactly the right things and in the right amounts :-) The most important thing in their diet is hay :-)

What sort of bunnies do you have??


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Post by c.bolduan on Sun May 17, 2015 12:51 pm

Agree with Katie. Sounds good regarding the amounts of noms they are getting. And size matters......

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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 1:06 pm

KatieB wrote:Hi There!

What sort of bunnies do you have??

c.bolduan wrote:Agree with Katie. Sounds good regarding the amounts of noms they are getting. And size matters......

Thanks! I have a Dutch and Rex cross.

The pellets package says 50g but I felt it looked too much.

Our Rex is a new bond, we had another Dutch prior to that and that food mix seemed about right. Now we have a bigger bun I'm re-thinking the pellet amount scratch She's a big eater and almost a kilo heavier than the Dutch.

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Post by KatieB on Sun May 17, 2015 1:09 pm

Mine are if hotly bigger than yours and they get an egg cup each morning and night :-) my girl is just over 3kg


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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 1:14 pm

Ah great glad I'm on the right track then thanks Katie! Very Happy

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Post by FluffSlave on Sun May 17, 2015 3:28 pm

As the others have said - that sounds perfect Thumbs Up

They should be eating masses of hay - it is the most important part of their diet.

They're all brilliant at wolfing down pellets and veggies and perfecting the "I'm starving" look - don't worry! Laughing
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Post by Amelia66 on Sun May 17, 2015 4:20 pm

we have two bunnies who [for various reasons] are on a hay/grass only diet so I'm also going to say hay is the most important. Most people only feed nuggies to make sure they are getting the vitamins they need so not many are needed.
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Post by Sneaks on Sun May 17, 2015 4:26 pm

FluffSlave wrote:As the others have said - that sounds perfect Thumbs Up

They should be eating masses of hay - it is the most important part of their diet.

They're all brilliant at wolfing down pellets and veggies and perfecting the "I'm starving" look - don't worry! Laughing

haha the "I'm starving" look is new here, the new rabbit is a hungry bun!

The hay intake has gone crazy which I'm happy about! Thanks!

Amelia66 wrote:we have two bunnies who [for various reasons] are on a hay/grass only diet so I'm also going to say hay is the most important. Most people only feed nuggies to make sure they are getting the vitamins they need so not many are needed.

Ah thanks! I make sure they get plenty of hay, I was just worried about them not getting enough from the small quantity of nuggets.

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Re: Diet Help?

Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun May 17, 2015 9:00 pm

My Holly is very good at eating her hay, she is always in the hay box.

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