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    Default Readigrass for Giant House Rabbits

    Hi,

    I have read on various web sites that readigrass for giant house rabbits is essential as it contains extra nutrients etc as they suffer with their joints as they get older.

    My rabbit is 15 weeks now and I obviously want to give him the best of everything and was wondering if any fellow member has a giant rabbit that can confirm that it is necessary to give him it.

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    Hiya Welcome to the forum

    I have 2 giant house bunnies, bothhave readigrass about 3 - 4 times a week. Ive never heard its a 'must' as such

    My house bunnies also have normal grass which we pick from outside and a variety of different hay, their favourite being the oxbow Western Timothy Hay

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    All my bunnies have a bowl of Readigrass each lunch time - they all love it, and mine are all outdoor bunnies.

    I've never heard of it as a "must" either - where did that come from?

    Pics of your new bunny would be great!

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    Mine have it everyday through the winter because they dont get much grass, i buy it from my horsey shop dont think its a must but they like it and its good for them


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    Hi,

    Just to let you know that I have ordered some readigrass for my babe - I will let you know how he gets on with it.

    I will take a picture of my new (rather large) babe as I think he is adorable.

    I also have two outside rabbits, one a belgian and the other a dutch, again I will take piccies for you all to see.

    Thank you for all your replies.

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    Aww bless him. Id only give him a small amount to start with All my guys pig out on Readigrass and would eat the whole bag if they could

    Looking foward to the pics xXx
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    Can anyone tell me if Readigrass has more calcium in it than timothy hay please?

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    I've got a giant (French Lop x Conti) and two large rabbits (French Lop and Champagne D'Argent) and have never heard either than Readi Grass is a must. In fact, mine never get it. Their diet consists of 90% meadow grass hay, some veg and some pellets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willowholly View Post
    Can anyone tell me if Readigrass has more calcium in it than timothy hay please?
    I have a bale in the garage - I'll go and have a look....


    The sack states that the calcium content is 8g per kg. I'm not sure what Timothy hay is..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB Mommy View Post
    I have a bale in the garage - I'll go and have a look....
    I have both in my garage but it doesn't say on the bag,thanks anyway.

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