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    Default Are spring greens safe for bunnies?

    Googled said yes, but just wanna be sure

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    I've used them for years with no problems. Just make sure they look green and fresh because they aren't always. Also if you put them in water they sometimes get crispier. I get mine from Sainsbury's.

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    Yes, they're fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    I've used them for years with no problems. Just make sure they look green and fresh because they aren't always. Also if you put them in water they sometimes get crispier. I get mine from Sainsbury's.
    Ah that's great thanks gunna see what Atticus and Clementine think of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Yes, they're fine
    Thanks, I'm so worried I'm gunna poison the buns all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Googled said yes, but just wanna be sure

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    Absolutely!
    Many people use them as a bunny staple and certainly I do particularly in the winter when there's not so much variety of foraging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Absolutely!
    Many people use them as a bunny staple and certainly I do particularly in the winter when there's not so much variety of foraging.
    Ah that's interesting, I wonder if I over do kale...

    My staple bunny veg is kale, mixed bag of rocket, watercress and spinach, and tenderstem broccoli - and herbs from garden

    The amount of kale is quite high though not sure if it's rich in something bad? Got a feeling it is, maybe I'll feed less kale and switch for more of this.

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    Sometimes they smell almost like grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Ah that's interesting, I wonder if I over do kale...

    My staple bunny veg is kale, mixed bag of rocket, watercress and spinach, and tenderstem broccoli - and herbs from garden

    The amount of kale is quite high though not sure if it's rich in something bad? Got a feeling it is, maybe I'll feed less kale and switch for more of this.

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    Kale has a lot of calcium in it, as watercress does too.

    However, Harcourt Brown says none of that matters, as there's much more calcium in pellets than veggies:

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...nd-rabbit-food

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/@@s...0RDA%20calcium


    Kale sometimes has a bad reputation for rabbits because of its calcium content (approximately 1.3%). However it is 85% water, which means that a rabbit can eat a lot of it without eating a lot of calcium. This picture shows 265g kale, which is the amount that would provide 500mg. It is more than most rabbits would eat in a day. A typical bag of kale from the supermarket contains 200g. A big bag contains 400g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Kale has a lot of calcium in it, as watercress does too.

    However, Harcourt Brown says none of that matters, as there's much more calcium in pellets than veggies:

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...nd-rabbit-food

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/@@s...0RDA%20calcium


    Kale sometimes has a bad reputation for rabbits because of its calcium content (approximately 1.3%). However it is 85% water, which means that a rabbit can eat a lot of it without eating a lot of calcium. This picture shows 265g kale, which is the amount that would provide 500mg. It is more than most rabbits would eat in a day. A typical bag of kale from the supermarket contains 200g. A big bag contains 400g.
    Ah that's interesting!

    Yea I buy the big leaves of kale, not the chopped up stuff, I probably feed 3 big leaves a day maybe 2 depends on sizes obviously, and that's between two buns, a handful of the mixed stuff, 4 tenderstems? And just some herbs - maybe that isn't too much? Idk they all seem to love it and eat it all and I've not had any issues yet...

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