Feeding rabbits hay cubes

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Pacey Hillson, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Pacey Hillson

    Pacey Hillson Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently got a rabbit. I feed him Martin mills pellets twice a day and give him access to hay and water all the time.recently I got a sample pack of MAAAX EQUINE FEED hay cubes and from what I can tell the cubes are better then the rabbit pellets I buy. The name of the product is "MAAAX ALFA-TIMOTHY LONGfive Forage Cubes". [​IMG][/IMG]

    Do you think I could feed these to my rabbits as a suplement. I thought about mixing rabbit pellets and these hay cubes together with some water and feed it in the morning and evening as a suplement? Obviously I would still give hay and water all the time.
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those look like they would be fine to feed to your rabbits--they would probably enjoy chewing on the cubes and eating them. However, as long as you are feeding your rabbits quality pellets (with plenty of fiber and around 16% protein), they don't necessarily need any dietary supplements.
     
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  3. Pacey Hillson

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  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I think if you mix that stuff with water and put it in the rabbit's cage, all you will really achieve is making a mess. I give my horses wet feed because you can't count on a horse to drink enough to keep its gut contents adequately moist (particularly at certain times of year when feeding hay) but in about 30 years of keeping rabbits, I've never heard anyone voice that concern about a rabbit. If the water bottle is working correctly, the rabbit will drink.[​IMG]

    The main reason for feeding hay to a rabbit has to do with the fiber content of the hay. There shouldn't be anything in those cubes that could hurt the rabbit, but from a diet point of view, a good quality pellet and clean grass hay is sufficient.
     
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  5. Pacey Hillson

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    Thanks, I predominantly work with horses so I just assumed I should wet them down. I have been soaking the cubes and feeding them to the rabbit and he seems to eat them just fine. I also gave a whole hay cube to my hamster because when he chews on the cube it wheres down his teeth. He also gets hay and other supplementary feeds.
     
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  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just toss a cube in with the rabbit as a treat. He/she will love it. Continue feeding your pellets as usual.
     
  7. DutchBunny03

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    You won't have any problems with hydration. Most rabbits wont eat if they are thirsty.You should give him more roughage than just a hay cube as a treat, though.
     
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