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    I just saw this mentioned on Frances Harcourt Brown's FB Page

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    Yes I remember Frances saying the main issue with muesli was when bunnies would selectively eat their favourite bits, typically lower in calcium & then have their bowl topped up to start the process again. I like she has raised whether bunnies need nuggets (or muesli) at all. I do think I might struggle keeping Mouse's weight up with out them but J&B would be fine.Thanks for sharing

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    So Can we have Bunny Brunch Muesli back please? This is what a lot of us "old-timers" have been saying all along.

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    And a year was a reasonable amount of time! Just read Frances' bit and it would have been good if they had told us just how much was fed.
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    I think the issue with muesli remains. For responsible owners who feed grass, hay & greens its ok.For ignorant owners who see muesli as the main diet & will let rabbits selectively feed from it,its a potential disaster

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    It's ironic that my first two rabbits fed on muesli and huge amounts of carrots and bags of uncored apples lived the longest and never had to go to the vets, not once, other than their vaccinations.

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    There's an interesting discussion on the subject here as part of Rabbit Awareness Week

    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ay-from-Muesli

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    I think the issue with muesli remains. For responsible owners who feed grass, hay & greens its ok.For ignorant owners who see muesli as the main diet & will let rabbits selectively feed from it,its a potential disaster
    But what about the ignorant ones who see Nuggets as the main food and give too much?

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    Iíve always said this was the case and that education should be focused on feeding as lib hay with a small amount of concentrate, be it pellet or muesli.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    But what about the ignorant ones who see Nuggets as the main food and give too much?
    They at least get a nutritionally balanced diet with enough calcium. The bits of muesli bunnies tends to leave are the higher calcium bits

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