Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Dog food

  1. #1

    Default Dog food

    I try to keep my dog's food out od the way when I let my bunnies run free thru the house. However, there have been a couple of instances where my mini rex Cinnamon will head straight to the dog food before I can move it.

    I'm pretty sure she shouldn't eat it, but what causes this? My other rabbits just ignore it. So far she hasn't gotten sick...

    She doesn't even care if the dog is there.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Wise Old Thumper
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    12,746

    Default

    What are the ingredients of the dog food?

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    What are the ingredients of the dog food?
    I took a picture bc that was easier, but it turned ot sideways.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Wise Old Thumper joey&boo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    10,085

    Default

    Its strange behaviour I admit, its also one I'd put a stop to, feed my dog elsewhere perhaps. As herbivores they shouldn't be eating meat

  5. #5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Its strange behaviour I admit, its also one I'd put a stop to, feed my dog elsewhere perhaps. As herbivores they shouldn't be eating meat
    I know, isn't it strange? It's so weird.

    This particular dog food has two types of morsels in it. One kind of is like a triangle shape brown morsel and the other is more of a chicken chunk. She only seems to eat the little brown triangle ones. She has no interest in the chicken flavored ones.

    Normally, my bunnies have a room to run in, but today I just let them out so they can have more exercise and run around the house. She went straight for the dog food. Like I said, the other ones don't care about it at all.

    I thought maybe it was a rabbit Pica or something.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    Mama Doe
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    2,913

    Default

    Is there any reason for leaving dog food down? Dogs usually polish off their food pretty quickly, so there wouldn't normally be a chance for anything else to eat it. There is also a chance that a dog could turn on another animal eating it's food. I would put it out of the way so that the rabbits can't get to it as it's not ideal for them. Rexes are known to be greedy buns, and this proves the point.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    Is there any reason for leaving dog food down? Dogs usually polish off their food pretty quickly, so there wouldn't normally be a chance for anything else to eat it. There is also a chance that a dog could turn on another animal eating it's food. I would put it out of the way so that the rabbits can't get to it as it's not ideal for them. Rexes are known to be greedy buns, and this proves the point.
    I have a small poodle and he doesn't eat like that. Normally, they're not even in that psrt of the house. Normally, I remember to put it up. I just thought it strange that she would make a beeline to it.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

  8. #8

    Default

    Maybe just separate the rabbit from the dog food just to be sure. Maybe your rabbit has different preferences? But don't have them eat dog food even if they like it.

  9. #9

    Default

    I've made sure to keep it up when they're out. She seems to have encouraged another one to do the same.

    I've got no clue why she does it. But, she hasn't had any since I've noticed she's done it!

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk

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
  •