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getting some cottontails today and was wondering if they can eat laying pellets...and it wouldnt do any harm to them would it??

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Rabbits need a forage based diet, not a grain based diet. Please feed your rabbit food specifically made for rabbits.

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Rabbit pellets are based off of grasses and hay, please do not feed your rabbits laying pellets.

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would it do any harm..im going to the feed store now to get some rabbit pellets but i did put a couple laying pellets in the pen

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Originally Posted by Jennings Gamefowl 

would it do any harm..im going to the feed store now to get some rabbit pellets but i did put a couple laying pellets in the pen


I'm sure it won't harm it if it ate a little, but I wouldn't make it a habbit.



As long as it's non-medicated layer feed.....


Edited by aggieterpkatie - 10/29/09 at 10:47am
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jennings Gamefowl 

getting some cottontails today and was wondering if they can eat laying pellets...and it wouldnt do any harm to them would it??


Yes, it will. There is no point in sweating over any they may have already eaten, of course. Just don't do it again wink, you can end up with dead rabbits that way! They have delicate tummies and do *not* do well with grain.

Good luck, have fun,

Pat

post #7 of 29

There's too much "grain" content in the chicken's feed--when it gets to the rabbits lower GI the bacteria will have a field day and you rabbit will blow up like a ballon, possibly go septic, and that will be the end of bunny.

Rabbit feed is green for a reason--it's "forage" based.

post #8 of 29

Hope you have had experience with cooton tails before. Most do not do well on a pellet diet. They are better off out in the wild where they can eat grasses and stuff. only a few do well in captivity. You *can* get them to adjust to living in captivity though, expect some of them not to do so well. As for game bird pellets, a definate no. domestic rabbits need hay and rabbit pellets. Wild rabbits need what they would eat out in the wild.

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It wont make them lay Cadbury eggs if that's what youre hoping for  wink

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well i went to TSC and got some rabbit pellets and looked for some hay but couldnt find any...

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