Alfalfa/ Rabbit food?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nccountrygirl, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    Is rabbit food made out of alfalfa? The feed store said most rabbit foods is alfalfa, is it?
     
  2. cheapcheap_jeepjeep

    cheapcheap_jeepjeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 12, 2007
    Villa Grove
    yes it is
     
  3. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Different kinds of bunny pellets can have a wide array of ingredients. The variety you can find depends greatly on where you live, however. Here's a partial list of things I found in the most popular pellet brands: alfalfa, oat/rice/soybean hulls, beet pulp, barley, oat flour, corn/milo, wheat, rice, soybean, molasses, cottonseed/safflower/soybean/wheat germ meal, brewer's yeast, whey, and additives such as fats, oils, and vitamins.
    Things to look at are the %ages of protein, fat, fiber, calcium, and calories/lb. Your bunny's needs will vary depending on stage of life, sex, breeding, showing, etc. I'm still looking for a good pellet for senior buns, if anyone knows of one.
    Lots of veggies and hay, and you can't go wrong...
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    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007

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