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bunnylove
04-02-2005, 02:28 PM
i have jusy read on here that you cannot give alpha alpha to adult buns, i have heard of that, why? is that....

i give my buns alfalfa cubes which are hard and they love them

cashmincal
04-02-2005, 02:34 PM
Isn't it too high in calcuim or something like that? :oops: I don't know where I read it so unsure of its correctness but can it cause kidney stones??

Clare :?:

bunnylove
04-02-2005, 02:46 PM
on the pack of the cubes it say

crude protien 15% min
crude fat 1% min
crude fibre 30% max
moisture 14% max

it doesnt say any thing about calcuim

should i give these or not?

thanks

Tamsin
04-02-2005, 02:53 PM
This page might answer your questions: http://www.rabbit.org/journal/3-5/calcium.html

bunnylove
04-02-2005, 03:29 PM
so thats a no then, how about as a treat? once a week, kymber loves them and as stopped chewing the house up as a result (well nearly) :lol: :lol:

and they are still ok for the babies yes?

Tamsin
04-02-2005, 04:13 PM
A an occation treat its fine, as long as the bun hasn't got any problems with calcium. Just not as part of the staple diet.

Tam

WonderBunn
04-02-2005, 04:15 PM
If fed regularly they can make the bunn prone to putting on weight

Caz
04-02-2005, 04:40 PM
Mine get them as a treat I thought that warning was mainly because in America many bunny owners were feeding alfalfa hay exclusively as the main hay source and the bunnies were getting obese and too much calcium etc.

Caz

Tamsin
04-02-2005, 04:42 PM
Treat is fine :D

bunnylove
04-02-2005, 06:08 PM
A an occation treat its fine, as long as the bun hasn't got any problems with calcium. Just not as part of the staple diet.

Tam

how would i know if they had a problem with calcium?

bluebunny
04-02-2005, 06:16 PM
A an occation treat its fine, as long as the bun hasn't got any problems with calcium. Just not as part of the staple diet.

Tam

how would i know if they had a problem with calcium?

Claude had a calcium prob his wee went very chalky and was straining when weeing,the vet thought he might have bladder crystals but i just changed his diet,and touch wood no probs since