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Can rabbits eat sunflower seeds?

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I was out late last night in my feed storage building filling up buckets to take to the feeders for all of my animals and I had prepared a bucket of rabbit pellets for my rabbits.  Well, I set a scoop of BOSS (sunflower seeds for my chickens) in the bucket with the rabbits to get it out of the way.  When I went to pick up the scoop of sunflower seeds, it fell out of my hand into the bucket of rabbit pellets.  I was so mad.  he  So, my question is....... can rabbits eat sunflower seeds (hull and seed) or do I have to pick out every single sunflower seed out of the bucket of rabbit pellets because they can't eat sunflower seeds?


Edited by kuntrygirl - 12/23/10 at 8:48am
NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #2 of 6

It won't hurt them, i have tame rabbits running loose around my place and they eat them as well as other scratch i give as treats my flocks.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/zazousemoon206/farm/DSC03585.jpg


Edited by zazouse - 12/23/10 at 8:42am

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“You can’t really begin to appreciate life until it has knocked you down a few times. You can’t really begin to appreciate love until your heart has been broken. And you can’t really begin to appreciate happiness until you’ve known sadness. Once you’ve walked through the valley, the view from the mountaintop is breathtaking"

 

 

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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by zazouse 

It won't hurt them, i have tame rabbits running loose around my place and they eat them as well as other scratch i give as treats my flocks.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e149/zazousemoon206/farm/DSC03585.jpg


Your rabbits are beautiful!  Beautiful pic!!!  Your rabbits run loose? Please tell me more.  How does that work?  Just last night one of my relatives was telling me that I should let my rabbits run lose around he yard. I was like, "yea, oooooooook".  What kind of area are they in?  Do you lock them up at night?  pop

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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post #4 of 6

Some people feed BOSS to almost everything - horses, cows, goats, rabbits and on.

I think a little for your Buns would be great for them.

My horses will even eat it - shell and all - I tell them they are crazy! big_smile

Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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Fowl adventures happening daily       

"Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you." ~ Sally/Ranchie - we miss you.
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post #5 of 6

Yes sunflower seeds are fine, but they're very fattening lau

Your rabbits will like them, just don't make it a daily part

of their food. If you look at some of the Lower-quality rabbit

food diets at the petstore, you'll notice some of them have

bits of seeds and sunflower seeds in them. wink

-Becca

post #6 of 6

When I had rabbits I would let them out in the yard all day or in the garden. Then I'd put them back in their hutch at night.

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~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs

 

~Buff Orpington Ducks ~ Muscovys ~ Calls

 

~ Peafowl ~

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs

 

~Buff Orpington Ducks ~ Muscovys ~ Calls

 

~ Peafowl ~

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