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Garden for a Bunny! What NOT to feed your bunny

Post  Theresa on Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:18 pm

Here is a start of a list of what NOT to feed your bunny from the garden.

Iceberg Lettuce
No light-colored leaf lettuce
Red Clover
Potato or Potato peelings
Tomato leaves.

Remember foods that are gas forming or can cause constipation can make rabbits feel sick.

Finally, do not feed foods high in carbohydrates.
Do not feed Beans, Breakfast cereals, Bread, Cookies, Corn, or nuts which may contribute to enterotoxaemia, a condition in which the blood contains toxin from the intestines.

Fruit is very sugary so only feed occasionally in small amounts.
Apple, Bananas and Grapes, also Blueberries, Cranberries, Pears, Raspberies and Strawberries.

This is information I have gathered from the internet, If you have anything to add please do so, we all just want our bunnies to be healthy and safe. Smile

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Re: Garden for a Bunny! What NOT to feed your bunny

Post  Theresa on Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:29 pm

Some more information I found about feeding your bunny.

Most fruits and vegetables shouldn't be offered to rabbits until they're
6 or 7 months old. The exception is dark-coloured, fresh, leafy greens
(like Romaine, dandelion, basil, carrot tops) -- these can be introduced
(one at a time, in very small portions) at about 12 weeks old.

More Information:

Domestic rabbits can start to eat solids when they are 11 to 14 days
old. They will still need their mothers milk at this point and should
not be weened until they are at least 6 weeks old. Many good breeders do
not ween until 8 weeks. When they start to eat solid foods, the food
should be hay and pellets -- baby rabbits should have unlimited access
to fresh water, high-quality pellets, and alfalfa hay.

  • 12 weeks old: rabbits can start eating certain dark-coloured leafy greens (like Romaine lettuce, dandelion, carrot tops, basil). These veggies shouldn't be a big part of the rabbit's diet yet, though.
  • 6 months old: rabbits can start eating certain fruits and vegetables as a treat (like carrot, apple, zucchini, berries).
  • 7 months to 1 year: gradually transition the rabbit to an adult diet (limited pellets and more greens).
New foods should always be introduced carefully:

  • One
    at a time (this way, if something goes wrong, you'll know which food it
    was; also, lots of new foods at once can be overwhelming for the
    digestive system)
  • In small amounts, gradually increasing size
  • Watch for signs of illness (like gas or diarrhea)

Too many treats can make a rabbit sick. The House Rabbit Society recommends no more than 2 tablespoons per day for a healthy, normal 6 pound rabbit.

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