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missblondebunny
06-02-2005, 05:04 PM
Hi

just wondering if people give thier buns celery?? Ive always thought of it like lettuce, so i have never bothered. But a friend of mine said she gives her buns celery - is this ok? Is celery like lettuce??

Bertie
06-02-2005, 05:15 PM
Celery's fine, but you might want to cut it into smaller pieces first to break up the tough fibres running though it. I aways cut it into inch long bits, and I don't give them more than half a stick per bunny in a day.

RussAb
06-02-2005, 05:18 PM
It's listed as ok here http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t=132 but I would guess that just like with any food, it might not agree with your bun so try it a bit at a time.

I did give mine celery - but as one of them's got a it of bother with gas I've cut all veggies out just in case. Giles ate loads of it and has never had any problems.

anon101
06-02-2005, 05:21 PM
Celery is a firm favourite with my Rabbit's! They get it once or twice a week, half a stick each.

Louise

Adele
06-02-2005, 05:31 PM
Our bunnies love it too :D but in moderation is the key, a few times a week rather than every day as Louise suggests :wink:
It is useful in the Summer being water based as it enables bunnies to take more moisture on board, as does watermelon :wink:

nicolar
06-02-2005, 06:10 PM
My buns love celery :) They have it everyday with no problems, I normally cut a stick into three and they get a bit each.

Isaac Rabbit
06-02-2005, 06:54 PM
Celery....what can I say I love it.....the best bit......the leaves

Love and hops

Issac Rabbit

Jaypot
06-02-2005, 06:57 PM
Ours all have celery and they love it - they absolutely adore the leaves :D For those with teeth problems I cut it up fine but the others have one inch pieces.
I also love it :oops:

anna
06-02-2005, 07:44 PM
I recently started feeding my bunnies celery the other week, as part of my diet plan to feed less pellets and more greens. They weren't to sure at first, but they liked the leaves. They tried a little bit of the stick bit by bit, and now they love it! Almost as much as brocoli! They cry when it's not in their bowl (if rabbits could cry!)

rngpwelfare
06-02-2005, 08:05 PM
yep mine love it aswell. :D

Diddeen
06-02-2005, 08:18 PM
Mine likes celery but it does sometimes give him runny poos so he rarely gets it these days. If i have some i tend to give him the leafy shoots rather than a stalk.

kimbun's mum
06-02-2005, 10:16 PM
celery is fine but there is not really any great value in it - as the calorific/energy value is nil.

lol Pam

taylor v 109
06-02-2005, 10:42 PM
Its great as an apitizer if your bun is not eating very well. val :D

hutchley_eats_hamsters
07-02-2005, 12:23 AM
All of my animals love celery,
especially if it hasn't been trimmed of leaves!

Caz
07-02-2005, 08:36 AM
Used to be a firm favourite with Zeus until he got ill last year - it was the only thing he ate besides grass so I think he is sick of it now!

The other bunnies love it and they always start from the leaves and work down. If a piece hasn't got leaves they look at it as if to say - "where do I start mum?".

Caz

missblondebunny
07-02-2005, 09:22 AM
Thanks everyone

I shall get the celery out the fridge tonight and chop it all up for them. Wasn't quite sure about it, so i left it in the fridge, :lol:

Thanks xxx