Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: High-fibre pellets other than Supreme/Burgess/Oxbow?

  1. #1
    Warren Veteran nessar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8,995

    Default High-fibre pellets other than Supreme/Burgess/Oxbow?

    As title really, making a list of all decent pellets for the vet to look over, to help me choose a new food for Barney.

    I've got Oxbow, Excel and Supreme/VetCare ones down... any others? One that is fairly easy to get (online or pet shop) and has a minimum fibre level of 19% preferably?

  2. #2
    Mama Doe
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,421

    Default

    Excel sensitive pellets. My 2 are doing really well on them. Think they are 22% fibre but I will post the exact figures tomorrow.

  3. #3
    Mama Doe
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    1,421

    Default

    Just checked and this is the composition of excel sensitive:

    Beneficial Fibre 46% Crude Protein 13%, Crude Oils & Fats 3%, Crude Fibres 25%, Crude Ash 7%, Calcium 0.7% Phosphorous 0.5% Sodium 0.25%

    I've never known what the difference is between beneficial fibre and crude fibre?

  4. #4
    Wise Old Thumper susie bun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    39,973

    Default

    Fibafirst - comes as sticks, not pellets but same idea, I think.

  5. #5
    Warren Veteran Hesperus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    6,619

    Default

    I only have the Junior range, but perhaps Beaphar Care Plus? I don't know the fibre content I'm afraid but perhaps someone else could help?

  6. #6
    Warren Veteran nessar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8,995

    Default

    Yep, got Excel sensitive under Excel, and Fibafirst under Supreme.

    Haven't got beaphar, was going to add them but couldn't find an easy source to get them from - where do you buy them?

  7. #7
    Warren Veteran Hesperus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    6,619

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nessar View Post
    Yep, got Excel sensitive under Excel, and Fibafirst under Supreme.

    Haven't got beaphar, was going to add them but couldn't find an easy source to get them from - where do you buy them?
    A local shop or pet-supermarket.co.uk, I would check the packet for you but I use the junior version so that's no good. The junior version is very good I find, but very pricey. I tried some and it tastes a bit like Weetabix.

  8. #8
    Warren Veteran nessar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8,995

    Default

    Katie, the 'fibre' content published by all other brands are what Excel call 'crude fibre'. Crude fibre is indigestible fibre. There is another type of fibre which is digestible. Excel invented the term 'beneficial fibre'. I gather from this: http://www.fightforfibre.co.uk/downl...ning_Guide.pdf that the term is used for digestible + indigestible fibre. I think it is basically just marketing, for the same reason Supreme have '100% vegetarian' written on their rabbit foods - its just to make them look better than the other brands (and in Supreme's case remind everyone that heard about it before, about the research that they did that showed traces of meat in competitor's foods, likely due to the fact that they manufactured cat/dog foods in the same factory).

  9. #9
    Warren Veteran nessar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    8,995

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hesperus View Post
    A local shop or pet-supermarket.co.uk, I would check the packet for you but I use the junior version so that's no good. The junior version is very good I find, but very pricey. I tried some and it tastes a bit like Weetabix.
    Could you post the details of the junior one?

  10. #10
    Wise Old Thumper Alibunmum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    13,757

    Default

    Allen and Page naturals. 23% fibre butsome buns loose condition on it. TBH, I don't panic over fibre amounts. The vast majority of their diet is hay so the small amount of food they get isn't going to make s vast difference. I feed rabbit royale only now, it seems more natural, keeps weight on skinny buns and doesn't cause excess cecals.



    Hi! If you need help with anything, please send me, or one of the other forum buddies a message and we will do our best to help.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •