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    Has anyone got any tips, useful sites etc on feeding bunnies a pellet free diet?

    I'm working with a vets practice who specialise in small animals before taking this route, but I think I'd prefer to feed my little ones a mainly hay and fresh diet, without the pellets. Since they've moved outside, they're naturally eating less and less pellets, preferring their fresh and grass, although they have full time access to hay anyway.

    The girls are Netherland Dwarfs, born 7th December 2017. They're currently still being offered pellets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdaMae View Post
    Has anyone got any tips, useful sites etc on feeding bunnies a pellet free diet?

    I'm working with a vets practice who specialise in small animals before taking this route, but I think I'd prefer to feed my little ones a mainly hay and fresh diet, without the pellets. Since they've moved outside, they're naturally eating less and less pellets, preferring their fresh and grass, although they have full time access to hay anyway.

    The girls are Netherland Dwarfs, born 7th December 2017. They're currently still being offered pellets.
    This link may help

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...t-rabbits/view

    And this book

    https://shop.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pro...-by-twigs-way/

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdaMae View Post
    Has anyone got any tips, useful sites etc on feeding bunnies a pellet free diet?

    I'm working with a vets practice who specialise in small animals before taking this route, but I think I'd prefer to feed my little ones a mainly hay and fresh diet, without the pellets. Since they've moved outside, they're naturally eating less and less pellets, preferring their fresh and grass, although they have full time access to hay anyway.

    The girls are Netherland Dwarfs, born 7th December 2017. They're currently still being offered pellets.

    Hi there

    There's lots of evidence that cutting out pellets may be a good thing, especially for young rabbits who live outside, and Frances Harcourt Brown (retired rabbit specialist vet) is very much in favour of this. It being so much more natural than feeding pellets which of course aren't available in the wild

    Her website has got some ideas on feeding here:

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...t-rabbits/view


    There's also some info here:

    http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/c...abbit-diet.asp

    https://rabbit.org/pellet-free-diet/

    https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-diet/


    And one of my favourite sites .....

    http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/GI_dise...feeding_en.pdf
    Please vaccinate your rabbits for RHD2 as well ..
    Two more house rabbit deaths just confirmed


    Reliable, up to date advice on RHD2: http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...40#post7012340

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