Where's the best online place to buy rabbit food?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by johnnyInterested, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. johnnyInterested

    johnnyInterested In the Brooder

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    For a meat rabbit, where (and what) should I buy for their food - on an online store? Thank you.
     
  2. chickiepoo2

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    A feed store is best.....unless you get free shipping from an online store. If that's the case let me know. I would buy regular rabbit pellets with the highest protein percentage. Everyone else will of course have their opinion. I don't do supplements or anything extra and I've had no problems. In Chas SC area I pay almost $15/bag.........needless to say I'm getting out [​IMG] Good luck
     
  3. johnnyInterested

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    Quote:How long does the $15 bag last and for how many rabbits? Thanks for the help.
     
  4. chickiepoo2

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    I feed my rabbits one cup per day. All pregnant and nursing does get 2-3 cups per day and babies are free fed. I have 7 breeders and babies vary from time to time. I think I buy 2 50lb bags every two weeks. That does depend on how many babies I have at the time. Every other month I buy more food.... it follows the breeding cycle. I've had them for 2 yrs and a bag used to be at most $9!!!!!!!!! So like I said in one other post I'm trying to sale some of the rabbits. Are you just getting started or researching? Good luck
     
  5. johnnyInterested

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    Quote:I have been researching some but have not committed to getting them yet. These are for meat rabbits and I need to think about what I am getting into.
     
  6. chickiepoo2

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    Mine are for meat.....I couldn't understand why anyone would want a rabbit as a pet?! Start up cost are expensive, wire for cages, feeders, waterers, rabbits, food, nestboxes etc. I found this to be a helpful website http://rudolphsrabbitranch.com/. When I feed tonight I'll try to remember to weigh one cup of pellets and see if that you help for how long feed "should" last.
     
  7. obsessed

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    I have six meat rabbits. I pay 13 for 50 lbs. It lasts around two weeks.
     

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