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  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got an 8 week old lionhead doe yesterday from a breeder. She is hand tamed and very sweet. I am going today to buy a cage for her.
    One question i have is what type of feed should i get for an 8 week old mini rabbit? How much should i give her? Are carrots bad for rabbits? I have been feeding her carrots this morning and she ate some lettuce.
    Anything else i should know?
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of her!
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Get her regular rabbit pellets. Carrots in moderation are fine, otherwise they will upset her belly. Loose hay would be good along with the pellets.
     
  5. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Also veggies really should be given in moderation. Iceberg lettuce is a no no because of the high watee content and near zero nutritional value.

    Give her all the pellets and loose hay she can eat. Maybe 1 baby carrot a day. She really needs the bulk of her food to be good balanced nutrution ie pellets and hay.

    Congrats, she is cute [​IMG]
     
  6. Sachasmom

    Sachasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're used to fresh veggies, then they're fine. You'd want to start out slowly introducing them to her so you don't give her poop butt, they can dehydrate and die fairly quickly if they get diarrhea.

    Good choices are dandelion greens, DARK leafy greens like Collards or Kale. A good rabbit pellet and access to hay. I think dark leafy greens are a better choice than carrots, since they are fairly high in both water and sugar content. Mine actually prefer the tops of the carrots rather than the carrots, I put in a garden for mine every year, I grow Collards. Kale, Borage, Black Leafed simpson and they get some Spinach and Swiss chard too, when we get tired of eating it, plus the green parts from the radishes.
     
  7. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Lettuce is a no-no in large amounts while they're babies. They need bunny pellets as a main diet, and Timothy hay is also good.
    No onions or avocados! [​IMG] Fruit is okay in small amounts as treats.
    Also, don't let her have a lot of grass while she's a baby.
     
  8. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally don't feed alot of any veggies or fruit until 6 months I feed a little bit of apple or carrot once.a week until 6 months. I feed all my rabbits free choice pellets always also free choice hay and obviously fresh water.

    Beautiful lionhead by the way they are my breed of choice [​IMG]
     
  9. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all. I have been doing what yall said and everything is going great... [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Congrats on your bunny!!!! As others have said, treats should be used sparingly. I use them at grooming time, mostly. Lionheads do need to brushed daily with a slicker brush followed by a semi fine tooth comb to find mats.
     

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