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WonderBunn
07-12-2004, 11:56 PM
Just wondering for some inspirational ideas to vary the bunns diet. They mainly have lettuce and carrot, I throw in the odd nut bar thing too as well as hay etc etc.

I always get stuck for ideas of what to get them. I tried apple and it didnt seem to go down all that well. They would eat it but not in vast quantities. Tried celery thats was ok.

What do yours love?

kimbun's mum
08-12-2004, 12:03 AM
Mine get fed supa excel and supa foage and hay.

They get the odd bits of veg here and there but I mainly stick to celery, brocolli and the occasional carrot. My friend gave them bits of golden delicious when she was bunny sitting but I thought that was maybe a bit pricey.

Kim adores spinach but it can given them soft poos so she only gets tiny wee bits as a real treat.

I am not sure about lettuce - I may be wrong but I have a feeling that it is not good for bunnies. I am sure someone else will say if this is the case or not.

lol Pam, Kim & aggie

Bino Wabbit
08-12-2004, 12:11 AM
Carrot tops, spring greens and kale
mmmmmmmmmmmmhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/bubbaove/goatie3.jpg

Jaypot
08-12-2004, 12:25 AM
Dark lettuce is fine but the light stuff is bad for buns :?
Mine love Spring greens, pak choi, bit of carrot, celery and the leaves, gala apples, parsley and corriander - and they cost us a fortune :shock: Mind you, they are worth every penny :D

Amelia
08-12-2004, 12:34 AM
Mine all go mad for spring greens and basil is rating very highly with them at the mo . They also love apples, carrots, broccoli, cress, banana and cucumber.

The checkout operators at the supermarket must think I lead a very healthy lifestyle the amount of fruit and veg I buy for the buns!

I used to feed mine lettuce until I was told it was bad for the kidneys so I swapped to spring greens.

WonderBunn
08-12-2004, 12:36 AM
I have read conflicting stuff about lettuce. Mine love it and eat iceberg lettuce. They quite happily much away on it and there is no affect that is obivous.

I read that some bunns like it some dont. Much like us really. We can like everything the same.

But this is one reason I wanted to introduce other veggies in so I was not relying on lettuce or carrots.

ChrisL
08-12-2004, 12:41 AM
Hi, Basil oves cauliflower leaves and cabbage leaves. There was cabbage left in a bag in the kitchen on the floor, all we could here was the rustlings of the basil, so i went to investigate and found basil happily munhing away on the cabbage leaf! :lol:
They both love carrots, not too bothered with apples and turned their noses up at banana :roll:

Bertie
08-12-2004, 07:50 AM
Springs greens are the staple veg in our house. Then they'll have have brocolli, kale, cauliflower, carrot, sprouts and those herb pots if they're on special.

bunnyhuggger
08-12-2004, 08:45 AM
There's a good bit of info here about edibles http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=132

Kiwibunny
08-12-2004, 09:15 AM
Chris,
I wish it was simple for me to send your Basil a Chrissy present! Cos I found a lovely handmade pottery pet bowl with the name BASIL on it! I bought it anyhow, cos it's one they can't tip over, and I'm using it for my guinea pigs who are not called Basil. I'd give it to a real Basil - if I knew one handy!

Andi, Boy of Destiny!
08-12-2004, 10:45 AM
Ours go absolutely bonkers for blueberries. They love strawberry tops too, but aren't so keen on the fruit.

Chips likes grapes as well, but pulls very funny faces while eating them.

WonderBunn
08-12-2004, 11:25 AM
Thanks bunny hugger, I know about that thread I just wanted to know what people 'actually' feed there buns and what they like.

What constitutes as spring greens?

Andi, Boy of Destiny!
08-12-2004, 11:28 AM
What constitutes as spring greens?

They're a particular thing. Like big cabbage leaves, I suppose - most of the big supermarkets seem to do them.

WonderBunn
08-12-2004, 11:45 AM
Will keep an eye out for them Andi, I have heard of them just never seen them. Guess thats what you get for doing the shoppping online.

I would go onto the market today but its Wenesday and the market is closed!!!

Going to try cabbage, broccoli and spring greens me thinks

WonderBunn
08-12-2004, 12:05 PM
Will keep an eye out for them Andi, I have heard of them just never seen them. Guess thats what you get for doing the shoppping online.

I would go onto the market today but its Wenesday and the market is closed!!!

Going to try cabbage, broccoli and spring greens me thinks

WonderBunn
08-12-2004, 12:13 PM
Damn double posts

haffyj
08-12-2004, 12:47 PM
Sugar and Misty love apple, broccolli, brussell sprouts!! :roll: Sugar likes carrot but will take that out of her bowl in favor of the apple!! Clarissa and Charlie (the guinea pigs) love apple broccolli, sprouts, carrots and they have corn on the cob too!! watching them picking it up and running away with it is funny!! :lol:

The buns are eating a mix very simulair to russell rabbit carrot and leek and the guinea pigs are eating a fruity guinea pig mix. Oh and they have their bedrooms filled with hay which never last very long with the guineas

Some times they will eat green leafs that my mum gets of the market, but not very often.

Marigold
08-12-2004, 01:30 PM
Flopsy's favourite is parsley, she loves it. :love:
She also likes brocolli,but mainly the knobbly bits, she saves the stalks to see if anything better is coming her way!
She also adores carrot tops, which was OK when Dad was growing them as I'd turn up at his house and 'do him a favour' by pulling all the carrots and relieving them of their tops, but expensive now I have to buy them from sainsburys!!
She now has spring greens (cos they are dead cheap and she seems to like 'em) and carrots mainly.
She likes banana but apples give her tummy trouble :shock:

bunnyhuggger
08-12-2004, 01:36 PM
Parsnip is the current favourite with all but two of our buns. Mojo grabs his bit out of my hand and runs away and hides with it so Grace doesn't get it. If Grace gets her bit first, he grabs it out of her mouth and does a runner, she's left staring up at me and looking as if to say 'Muuuuuuum :( ' :lol: . Sprouts too are popular just now, and blackberries and blueberries.

Caz
08-12-2004, 02:12 PM
A funny thing happened to me at the supermarket the other day...

I was stocking up on veggies (carrots+tops, celery, cauliflower (they get the leaves), cabbage, kale, broccoli and spring greens).

Anyway they had a load of spring greens going out of date the next day - reduced!! So I bought three bags.

The lady at the checkout beeped it all through and jokingly commented that I must really like spring greens if I was going to eat it all by the next day!!

I said the rabbits wouldn't mind if they were a little out of date and they would keep quite well in the fridge for a couple of days. So she said is all that veg for the rabbits then and I confessed most of it was then she starts telling me what her rabbits love to eat and how she got a bargin on sweetcorn at the market.

She finished by asking me where I keep the rabbits and I said in the house - she looked very relieved and said "me too"! I think she was worried I was going to think she was mad for having house buns ;) :lol:!

By that time the people behind me in the queue were starting to cough and shuffle about so I had to stop gassing!

Just goes to show there are more of us rabbit lovers about than you think!!

Caz

bunnyhuggger
08-12-2004, 02:17 PM
:lol: Rabbit Lovers Anonymous :shock:

Picture the scene: *stands up* My name is Lynda, and I am addicted to rabbits :shock:

Marigold
08-12-2004, 03:27 PM
I have to confess to keeping it quiet that all the veg is for my bunny! I like to look healthy!!!!! :roll:
They did look at me suspiciously when I bought all the reduced parsley the other day!

Lynn
08-12-2004, 05:47 PM
Molly just loves FOOD - anything and everything !!!!

Well, when I say everything, they get Spring Greens, Kale, Cabbage leaves, Celery, Carrots, Brocolli, Sprouts and Cauliflower. They get fruit in limited quantity - apple, grapes, strawberry, pear. Molly needs a bib when eating grapes as she slurps that much :lol:

Rob likes herbs the best - basil, mint, rocket, parsley & coriander.

I had a complete 'wake up call' to bunnies diets when I first met Lynda :oops: Now my buns eat very little pellets (Science Selective), but get lots of fresh veggies and herbs, and lots of hay and supaforage. Rob gets a bowl of Readigrass when he ventures downstairs as it seems to upset Mollys tum (however, I'm sure once she realises he's eating, the big scary stairs won't look as bad :wink: )

Must try blueberries as a treat if buns seem to like them :)

bunnyhuggger
08-12-2004, 05:55 PM
Molly just loves FOOD - anything and everything !!!! 'at's ma girl :wink:


Molly needs a bib when eating grapes as she slurps that much :lol: :shock: 'at's ma girl :roll:


I had a complete 'wake up call' to bunnies diets when I first met Lynda :oops: Now my buns eat very little pellets (Science Selective), but get lots of fresh veggies and herbs, and lots of hay and supaforage. 'at's ma girl :oops: :lol:

Lynn
08-12-2004, 06:00 PM
:lol: Nah, she's Robs all Robs now - he loves his Molly girl now :wink:

Even grooms her back now :)

bunnyhuggger
08-12-2004, 06:02 PM
Even grooms her back now :)

:shock: NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: He finally succumbed to her charms?

Gem
08-12-2004, 09:28 PM
Current faves are Tomato, Apple, Cucumber, Carrots, Brocolli, Spring Greens.

touie
08-12-2004, 10:38 PM
Are my buns the only bunnies that won't touch fruit? :?: They love curly kale, cabbage, sprouts, romaine lettuce, carrot tops, broccoli, cauliflower leaves etc... but put anything sweet in their bowl and it just gets left! :?

Bertie
08-12-2004, 10:48 PM
Mine are very fussy about fruit. As Andi says, Chips will eat grapes, but he'll pull faces. The others won't touch them. Cassidy will only eat melon when another bunny sniffs at it, and only then because she thinks they're going to steal it. They don't steal it, they hop off and leave it, and then she loses interest. Apple they like, blueberries they'll kill for. With strawberries I eat the fruit and just give them the tops as that seems to be the bit they like best. Banana gets mixed reviews.

Lynn
08-12-2004, 11:17 PM
Even grooms her back now :)

:shock: NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: He finally succumbed to her charms?

Yup :)

Still think he's 'top bun' so to speak, as Molly does most of the grooming, but he has been caught cleaning the inside of her ears :shock: (either that or he's just checking why they stick up the way rather than fall down :wink: )

I call them my snugglebuns now - Molly can often be found looking like she is wearing Robs ear, as she pushes her head right into his :)

bunnyhuggger
08-12-2004, 11:23 PM
Ah bless, who would have thought it, specially after his Rudolph Nureyev impersonations on their second date :lol:

bunnymad
09-12-2004, 03:00 AM
my 3 LoVe grass and broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, strawberry tops, puha, watercress, bok choy, parsley. apple and pear, willow leaves and branches by the truck load :shock: dandelion.

I have heard they also like roses. Any one tried their buns on it?

They turn their noses up at grapes, cucumber and celery.

Me wonders if I should tie some fav food on a string on a stick and teach them how to walk on the lead :lol: But not a bad idea really!! Then we can advance to bunny jumping :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

bronie

LurcherGirl
09-12-2004, 10:53 AM
My lot don't seem to have a favourite as they all seem to eat all - least favourite I guess is brussel sprouts as some of them leave them till last, but still eat them.

This is what my bunnies get, usually at least four of five different ones each day:

Every day: Romaine Lettuce and Spring Greens
and at least two of the following:

Round Lettuce
Brussel Sprouts
Cucumber
Sweet Peppers
Spinach
Rocket Salad
Red Salad
Sugar Snap Peas
Broccoli
Swede
Parsnip
Carrot
Apple
Parsley
Basil
Corriander
Watercress
Fresh Grass (mine are house rabbits)
Curly Kale
Celery

I think this is about it... :roll:

Their pellet food is Science Selective and a tiny bit of a mix (that smells lovely of herbs, I think it is called something like Supa Rabbit Delux) in the morning as a treat.
Of course they get loads of hay (timothy rich hay)...

Vera

beck
09-12-2004, 11:21 AM
spring greens and celery chopped up are the main, plus carrot tops - yes v expensive from sainsburys but the ones on the market always look past it.
I try not to give carrot too often - i've tried substituting with swede and turnip but they get left - dont blame them :x !
tomatoes
broccoli
cauliflour
basil and mint are faves.
apple/orange as a treat, also like banana, pineapple.....
Really the only thing Blue turn's her nose up to are the swede and turnip.
I can find kale anywhere only the pre packaged stuff which I avoid.

Alan always moans they get a better dinner than he does :lol:

nicolar
09-12-2004, 12:00 PM
Hi

My buns love their fruit and veggies, go mad at feed time! They like: carrot, apple, celery, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, greens, tomatoes, strawberries and radish but not too keen on banana (upsets Princess' tum) and Amy absolutely loves raspberries, she will do anything for them! Got loadsa ideas off here now for some new veggies to try with them, thanks :)

They also have hutches full of hay, 2 are on Supa Excel, did try to put my older one on it but she won't eat it :( She only eats it out of your hand!! So going to give her the Burgess Rabbit Deluxe as looks yummy, and mix in some pellets to see whether she might eat them one day! Anybody else ever tried to switch and had problems as one day they eat it and one day they won't!?

Nicola

Mubby
09-12-2004, 12:39 PM
Ok Burgess super exel every day & fresh Timmy hay....


but faves are...

curly kale ( not on the leaf..must be chopped up! :lol: )
mange tout
runner beans
pak choi
cucumber
tomatoe
carrots of course!
baby corn

and his new found hard bread :lol:

Lynn
09-12-2004, 02:28 PM
Ok Burgess super exel every day & fresh Timmy hay....


but faves are...

curly kale ( not on the leaf..must be chopped up! :lol: )
mange tout
runner beans
pak choi
cucumber
tomatoe
carrots of course!
baby corn

and his new found hard bread :lol:

Hi Nic - there have been a lot of suggestions that baby corn isn't good for buns, as they are about as good at digesting it as we are :? I used to feed Rob it, but stopped. Hope it's not a Mubster favourite as I don't want him falling out with me :wink: