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06-02-2005, 06:04 PM
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??
06-02-2005, 06:15 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.
06-02-2005, 06:18 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.
06-02-2005, 06:21 PM
Celery is a firm favourite with my Rabbit's! They get it once or twice a week, half a stick each.
06-02-2005, 06:31 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:
06-02-2005, 07:10 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.
06-02-2005, 07:54 PM
Celery....what can I say I love it.....the best bit......the leaves
Love and hops
06-02-2005, 07:57 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:
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!)
06-02-2005, 09:05 PM
yep mine love it aswell. :D
06-02-2005, 09:18 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.
06-02-2005, 11:16 PM
celery is fine but there is not really any great value in it - as the calorific/energy value is nil.
taylor v 109
06-02-2005, 11:42 PM
Its great as an apitizer if your bun is not eating very well. val :D
07-02-2005, 01:23 AM
All of my animals love celery,
especially if it hasn't been trimmed of leaves!
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?".
07-02-2005, 10:22 AM
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:
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