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loopylop
03-05-2005, 08:53 PM
Can bunnies have as much alfalfa hay as they like??

anon101
03-05-2005, 09:02 PM
I think the amount they eat should be monitored, as Alfalfa is high in calcium. Might be worth feeding half and half with another hay. Certainly not recommended for Rabbits prone to bladder stones/sludging.

Louise

elve
04-05-2005, 08:05 AM
I didn't think rabbits were supposed to have alfalfa at all? :shock:


Edana and the boys :love:

bunnyhuggger
04-05-2005, 08:26 AM
What made you think the Edana? :?

I always thought Alphalpha was fine for baby/growing buns and elderly buns, but in moderation, and as Louise says shouldn't be given to buns with sludge prblems.

loopylop
04-05-2005, 10:53 AM
:shock: :? Thanks guys, glad I only bought Sophie a little bag and have given her only a few peices at a time!!!! :D Think I will stick to normal hay, she likes that just as much!!!! :lol:

elve
04-05-2005, 01:13 PM
This article by 'the bunny guru' says alfalfa is too high in protein, calories and calcium for bunnies (except maybe growing youngsters)
http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/diet.html


Edana and the boys :love:

loopylop
04-05-2005, 01:26 PM
:shock: :shock: phew, glad I checked it out with you very knowlegdeable (sp??!) people first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink:

Caz
04-05-2005, 02:03 PM
I thought it was only discouraged as a staple hay or main part of their diet but as a treat is fine (for buns with no calcium problems). Mine get alfalfa cubes as occasional treats.

Caz

kate
04-05-2005, 06:51 PM
I feed alfalfa daily, but only give one handfull a day, as that's what it says on the bag. Jack enjoys it a lot more than regular hay, I mix it in to encourage him to eat more ordinary hay.

loopylop
04-05-2005, 06:53 PM
Bkz I didn't know how much to give Sof, that's what I was doing too!! No wonder she enjoyed the alfalfa so much... all the yummy things are fattening/bad for you :lol: :lol:

*goes to look for chocolate!* :lol: :lol:

Sooty
05-05-2005, 07:23 PM
I just bought the little cubes of it and gave one to Sooty yesterday but he wasnt fussed :?