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BinkyBun
23-11-2010, 10:22 PM
Between Broadleaf Plantain and Longleaf Platain in relation to giving to your buns??

sdf76
24-11-2010, 06:14 AM
no idea but bumping it up for you
sue:wave:

BinkyBun
25-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Thanks. Anyone know?

abi2047
25-11-2010, 08:19 PM
Have no idea but bumping up for you :wave:

susie bun
25-11-2010, 08:32 PM
I didn't even know there were two types. Spenser loves plantain, and I give him a sprinkling on his hay every day. I get the Burns packets.

basirascal
25-11-2010, 08:33 PM
Wish I could help susie bun, hope someone can.

rabbitmum
25-11-2010, 10:14 PM
:shock: no idea sorry:oops:

chelle
26-11-2010, 01:04 AM
I think Thumps & Parsnipbun would possibly know....even a few others....maybe put the thread in diet or a link..may help!

I know there are 2 types...but dont know the difference it has on buns tums etc.

sorry not much help:roll::lol:!

OriginalFlintstone
26-11-2010, 01:10 AM
I don't think theres much difference nutritionally, I think its just the size of the plant, the narrow leaf always tends to be a bigger plant. Maybe one contains more sugars. I should remember this from grass management at college!

prettylupin
26-11-2010, 08:24 AM
Nothing I should imagine. Just two different varieties of the same plant species, that appear to prefer different soil types to one another. Broad-leaved plantain seems to like damper ground whereas ribwort seems to like sandier, drier soil. :wave:

chelle
26-11-2010, 05:25 PM
:wave: Love the clever RU memebers.....:wave:

BinkyBun
26-11-2010, 08:32 PM
Nothing I should imagine. Just two different varieties of the same plant species, that appear to prefer different soil types to one another. Broad-leaved plantain seems to like damper ground whereas ribwort seems to like sandier, drier soil. :wave:

Thanks :)

thumps_
01-12-2010, 10:44 PM
I agree with PL that there's little nutritional difference.
Weight for weight, narrow leaf has a bit more fiber in it than broad leaf.
They are both mild diuretics (make your bun wee more) so make sure your bun is drinking well when you give them.
Thumper seems to know a difference though. There are times when he prefers one & not the other & vice versa.

I stop them when Thumps is starting to need a dental cos he doesn't drink as much & could get dehydrated or go into stasis.

BinkyBun
01-12-2010, 11:20 PM
Thanks, thumps x