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can rabbits eat laying pellets

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Jennings Gamefowl, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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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??
     
  2. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  5. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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.....
     
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  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yes, it will. There is no point in sweating over any they may have already eaten, of course. Just don't do it again [​IMG], 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
     
  7. bantamsrus

    bantamsrus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  8. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

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    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.
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It wont make them lay Cadbury eggs if that's what youre hoping for [​IMG]
     
  10. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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