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    Quote Originally Posted by loobers25 View Post
    That's really interesting! I'll give that a try. Any brand of peppermint

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    I'd check there is nothing untoward added. I've tried a peppermint & a peppermint with chamomile. Mouse quite likes it, J&B don't but as I say, it can't hurt

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    Yes, just plain peppermint tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Yes, just plain peppermint tea.
    Lord H's favourite tipple

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    Quote Originally Posted by loobers25 View Post
    Some reason it blocks her website and I can get on it! I've been trying to see that info on pellet free diet for ages!

    Do you reckon he would be ok on increase of dried forage and hay. I do think the nuggets don't help at all. I definitely think they make the condition worse!

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    Hi Loobers

    This is the info on the link from Frances Harcourt Brown:

    Recommended diet for adult pet rabbits
    This diet is suitable for rabbits with no existing health problems, such as acquired dental disease or
    urinary tract disease. No nuggets are needed unless the rabbit is thin. They are fattening. They
    can be used as treats instead. Muesli mixes should be avoided. They are never a good idea.
    At least five different plants should be offered each day in addition to unlimited fresh grass
    and/or good quality hay.
    Vegetables:
    Broccoli – florets, stems, leaves
    Brussels sprouts – peelings, stems and leaves
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower leaves
    Chicory
    Celery

    Fennel
    Kale
    Romaine lettuce
    Spinach
    Spring greens
    Watercress

    Herbs:
    Basil
    Chervil
    Parsley

    Coriander
    Mint
    Rocket

    Tree Leaves and twigs
    Apple
    Pear
    Plum

    Willow
    Hawthorn
    Ash

    Byproducts from the vegetable garden:
    Carrot tops
    Tops from celeriac, beetroot, artichokes or other root vegetables
    Sweetcorn plants
    Pea plants
    Strawberry, blackberry and raspberry leaves
    Sunflower leaves
    Wild plants:
    Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)
    Buckthorn (Prunus spinosa)
    Bindweed (Calystegia septum)
    Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)
    Clover (Trifolium)
    Cow parsnip (hogweed) (Heracleum
    sphondylium)
    Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
    Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
    Cleavers (goosegrass) (Galium aparine)
    Chickweed (Stellaria media)
    Dandelion (Taraxacum)
    Yarrow (Achillea milleforium

    Ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria)
    Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
    Dock (Rumex spp.)- young leaves
    Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
    Plantain (Plantago spp.)
    Knapweed (Centaurea spp.)
    Mallow (Malva spp.)
    Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
    Sow thistle (Sonchus spp)
    Vetches (Vicia spp.)
    Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)
    Willow Herb (Epilobium spp)


    From what you've said, I don't think a lot of it would be suitable for Toby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Yes, just plain peppermint tea.

    Fennel and Peppermint tea aid digestion

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Hi Loobers

    This is the info on the link from Frances Harcourt Brown:

    Recommended diet for adult pet rabbits
    This diet is suitable for rabbits with no existing health problems, such as acquired dental disease or
    urinary tract disease. No nuggets are needed unless the rabbit is thin. They are fattening. They
    can be used as treats instead. Muesli mixes should be avoided. They are never a good idea.
    At least five different plants should be offered each day in addition to unlimited fresh grass
    and/or good quality hay.
    Vegetables:
    Broccoli – florets, stems, leaves
    Brussels sprouts – peelings, stems and leaves
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower leaves
    Chicory
    Celery

    Fennel
    Kale
    Romaine lettuce
    Spinach
    Spring greens
    Watercress

    Herbs:
    Basil
    Chervil
    Parsley

    Coriander
    Mint
    Rocket

    Tree Leaves and twigs
    Apple
    Pear
    Plum

    Willow
    Hawthorn
    Ash

    Byproducts from the vegetable garden:
    Carrot tops
    Tops from celeriac, beetroot, artichokes or other root vegetables
    Sweetcorn plants
    Pea plants
    Strawberry, blackberry and raspberry leaves
    Sunflower leaves
    Wild plants:
    Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)
    Buckthorn (Prunus spinosa)
    Bindweed (Calystegia septum)
    Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)
    Clover (Trifolium)
    Cow parsnip (hogweed) (Heracleum
    sphondylium)
    Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
    Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
    Cleavers (goosegrass) (Galium aparine)
    Chickweed (Stellaria media)
    Dandelion (Taraxacum)
    Yarrow (Achillea milleforium

    Ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria)
    Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
    Dock (Rumex spp.)- young leaves
    Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
    Plantain (Plantago spp.)
    Knapweed (Centaurea spp.)
    Mallow (Malva spp.)
    Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
    Sow thistle (Sonchus spp)
    Vetches (Vicia spp.)
    Wild chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris)
    Willow Herb (Epilobium spp)


    From what you've said, I don't think a lot of it would be suitable for Toby?
    He hates anything moist! It has to be dry. :/ I do have a good selection of dried forage although I don't know what the nutritional content would be like like.

    I have dried:
    Sunflowers
    Marigolds
    Mint
    Rose petals
    Plaintan
    Coneflower
    Coltfoot

    I was wondering if woods where ok. For example I have willow, chicory, silver birch bark etc or could they be bad for stasis bunnies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loobers25 View Post
    He hates anything moist! It has to be dry. :/ I do have a good selection of dried forage although I don't know what the nutritional content would be like like.

    I have dried:
    Sunflowers
    Marigolds
    Mint
    Rose petals
    Plaintan
    Coneflower
    Coltfoot

    I was wondering if woods where ok. For example I have willow, chicory, silver birch bark etc or could they be bad for stasis bunnies?

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    Yeah, I didn't think most of that would work for Toby.

    Dried leaves?

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ns-tree-leaves

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    I would discuss with your vet about cutting out pellets for Toby. Whilst it would appear that Toby would not eat the veg or herbs from the FHB list, it might be that if you got the fresh version of what he likes to eat as dried forage, he might like it. Yes, twigs and branches are fine as long as they are rabbit friendly. In fact they are good for digestion. You could also try him with tree leaves.

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    Frosty has had stasis about three times in his life (5 years) and has always eaten brambles with great enthusiasm before anything else. May be worth a try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Yeah, I didn't think most of that would work for Toby.

    Dried leaves?

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ns-tree-leaves

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    That was a really interesting read! I had a rummage around my bunny tuck shop and I found dried blackberry leaves, apple twigs and nettles. I'm going to find some more tomorrow! I'm also going to try and find some bunny safe peppermint tea that Toby can try in a separate bowl if he chooses.

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