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Post by freecycle_rabbit on Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:06 pm

Until Artemis came along Dillon has been more than happy to eat whatever was put in front of him treat wise. now however she has encouraged him to be fussy like her..

currently we are NO to apple, NO to Cauliflower, No to green cabbage, NO to cucumber,NO to Broccoli and NO to treat sticks.... No

we currently have a mmmkkk to carrot and lettuce Rolling Eyes

any ideas what else i might offer?
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Post by KatieB on Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:28 pm

Mine all love herbs esp dill, parsley and coriander :-)

They never ever say no to fenugreek crunches !!


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Post by woodwench on Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:31 pm

Yes, fenugreek cruncher = Rabbit cocaine! They love 'em. Herbs too, Flat leaf Parsley and Mint are Henry's favourites.
Mine have also loved it when I offer a Brussels stalk (minus sprouts). I cut a three inch length and split it lengthwise, only Loll said no to that and he was the worlds pickiest rabbit.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:31 pm

I have a fussy pair. I feel your pain No

Tbh, I think Molly and Junior would be quiet happy with just hay and nuggies!!!
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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:32 pm

And banana and fenugreek crunchies

Can't forget about them! Embarassed
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Post by woodwench on Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:34 pm

Oh, yes.... I forgot banana chips, Henry's favourite garnish on his breakfast nuggets.
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Post by gemma997 on Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:35 pm

Baby corn, green beans, curly kale is always a favourite here, celery, fennel and poi chok(spelling) I give mine sprouts but only Miranda eats them so she eats soundwaves left overs, they don't keep long though have noticed that.
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Post by freecycle_rabbit on Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:31 pm

Thank you for the ideas, think i need to go bunny shopping! I also tried alfalfa cubes but nobunny ate those. Hercules is happy as long as its green, the greener the better, with the exception of apple and carrot, they dont have to be green Wink

Dillon has eaten banana in the past, when Tia was ill he used to steal hers if she didnt eat it quick enough!

Thumper2001 wrote:I have a fussy pair. I feel your pain No

Tbh, I think Molly and Junior would be quiet happy with just hay and nuggies!!!
yes, its getting a bit like that with these two - except Madam is not keen on pellets.... when i got her they said she preferred the musli mix, but would eat pellets. the first night she barely ate, for a few nights after that she did, then they both started to get difficult so have been having a bowl of each. The muesli mix gets thrown on the floor, but some appears to get eaten... Rolling Eyes
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Post by woodwench on Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:07 pm

Which pellets are you offering?
Henry loved Burgess adult when I got him and hoover it up. But then I decided I liked the sound of Science Selective (4= for Henry as he's turned 4). He won't touch Burgess now it's SS all the way.
And pellets and hay is fine as long as they get plenty of water. I do give Henry some veg, more to please his taste buds than his dietary requirements. He will have Spring cabbage, kale, broccoli, celery and herbs (flat leaf parsley, mint and basil). He really prefers wild forage to cultivated veg.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:42 pm

Parsley, Carrot tops and brussel sprouts are always a favourite with mine hun.

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Post by freecycle_rabbit on Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:57 pm

woodwench wrote:Which pellets are you offering?

We have burgess pellets. when he was with Tia, Dilon always had the protein flaky mix as Tia refused to eat pellets. After Tia had gone, i tried Dillon on pellets as eyes had them and he loved them, didn't want the flaky stuff any more...

woodwench wrote:And pellets and hay is fine as long as they get plenty of water. I do give Henry some veg, more to please his taste buds than his dietary requirements. He will have Spring cabbage, kale, broccoli, celery and herbs (flat leaf parsley, mint and basil). He really prefers wild forage to cultivated veg.

yes i give it to them as a bedtime treat rather then for dietary nutrition.

Dillon is just not a foodie, Tia loved trying different fresh foods, but Dillon has never been that interested, and now even worse with Artemis.
Haven't tried Celery or herbs yet. Why flat leaf parsley? is there a reason for that rather than curly leaf?

the dislike list now includes sweetcorn. Rolling Eyes

i Haven't tried sprouts or parsley yet Job, but i suspect sprouts will be a no as most cabbage type leaves seem to be, but got to be worth a try.
I am growing some carrot tops for them. We take a few days for them to be ready, but will try them on them when they are.

The banana was picked out straight away today definate hit Love
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Post by woodwench on Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:11 pm

FL Parsley is not as strong as the normal curly stuff. It's supposed to be easier on the tum.
I always try to keep greens like cabbage and sprouts to a minimum as I found it contributes to sticky bum in a lot of rabbits. Henry as about half a leaf of spring cabbage a day and I don't offer sprouts but I do give sprout stalk. I cut a stalk into chunks about 4 inches long then split them lengthwise and most of the rabbits I've had love to nibble the centre away.
My vet frowns on sweetcorn saying it's hard to digest and can cause blockage, especially in a moulting bun who is ingesting fur.
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Post by freecycle_rabbit on Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:14 pm

woodwench wrote:FL Parsley is not as strong as the normal curly stuff. It's supposed to be easier on the tum.
I always try to keep greens like cabbage and sprouts to a minimum as I found it contributes to sticky bum in a lot of rabbits. Henry as about half a leaf of spring cabbage a day and I don't offer sprouts but I do give sprout stalk. I cut a stalk into chunks about 4 inches long then split them lengthwise and most of the rabbits I've had love to nibble the centre away.
My vet frowns on sweetcorn saying it's hard to digest and can cause blockage, especially in a moulting bun who is ingesting fur.

Now you mention it i guess sweetcorn is hard to digest... have seen it come out whole form a dog eating it, and there is a lot more to a dogs poo than a buns.. i wont give that one again then.

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:15 pm

Holly isn't much for sweet corn but the piggies love it.  I tend to give it on the cob as they seem to prefer it to picking up the corn pieces.

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Post by gemma997 on Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:55 pm

Is dried corn good for their teeth mine don't eat it they enjoy picking it off, I give mine baby corn and they love it.
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Post by woodwench on Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:21 pm

Two vets have told me to avoid sweetcorn ... on or off the cob or baby. I know it's not very digestible and when I gave a 'corn treat/toy to Loll once he ended up with it stuck in his mouth (can't remember the exact details, only that he had to have corn picked out of his mouth). And, somehow, for some reason, it doesn't seem right to me to give it to rabbits. It was only on someone elses say so that I offered it to Loll. I wouldn't ever again.
And just because it's hard doesn't mean it's good for chewing... marbles are hard too and I think corn is a vegetable marble.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:58 pm

I'm with Woodwench. Big no to sweetcorn.

They can't digest it (don't think humans can either, can we? scratch)

It's just not worth the risk.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:58 pm

I'm with Woodwench. Big no to sweetcorn.

They can't digest it (don't think humans can either, can we? scratch)

It's just not worth the risk.
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Post by woodwench on Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:29 pm

We can't digest it either... I recall having the cottage septic tank emptied and the chap doing it gave a graphic account of the proceedings and I was left hating sweetcorn!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:07 pm

Oh dear, Jo on the naughty step.  I give it so infrequently anyway and Holly doesn't like it.  I will also stop giving it to my piggies which is a shame because it is a firm favourite.  Yuk Woodwench love, I can just imagine!!

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Post by gemma997 on Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:39 pm

Sweetcorn off the list then, and I'm joining Jo on the naughty step as well

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:22 pm

Ha ha Gemma hunny, will be glad of the company LOL!!

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Post by gemma997 on Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:41 pm

jolovesbunnies wrote:Ha ha Gemma hunny, will be glad of the company LOL!!

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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:01 pm

Oh yes I meant to mention, does anyone else have a bunny who will not eat readigrass?  Holly turns her nose up at it but the piggies love it.

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