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    Following this thread with interest. Mine are on Excel Nature’s something-or-other now on advice from my vet. The addition vit D seems an interesting idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ILoveMyBunny~ View Post
    Well that's bunnies for you - no two can ever be the same, the little pains What works for one doesn't always work for another. Typical.

    I've just had a google myself, looks like you're right in it being their marketing term. I've tried contacting them to ask for the crude fibre content but I'm not holding my breath; I dare say I'll get a marketing term reply. But hey, can't hurt to ask.
    They do list the crude fibre in the ingredients I think it's 20%? Just not sure that the 40% actually means anything unfortunately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    They do list the crude fibre in the ingredients I think it's 20%? Just not sure that the 40% actually means anything unfortunately!

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    W- How on earth did I miss that?! I looked everywhere!
    Well, this is embarrassing.. Now I regret sending them the message.
    Um.. Can we pretend this never happened?

    Well, that answers my original question anyway. Fibafirst is still ahead for crude fibre, so I guess I'll stick with that. Still, nice to have another product on the market and maybe it will be useful to others. Especially with the additional Vitamin D (good info, binkyCodie!) as that's always been a concern to me with mine being indoors. Now we finally have a garden I am looking forward to setting something up for the spring so they can at least get a little time outdoors (under supervision as mine are a bunch of escape artists!)

    I do seem to remember that the time of day is important for humans? Not sure if the same applies to rabbits? But there was something about a certain wavelength only coming through between certain times of day (something like 11-2pm or something) and that it changes slightly with the season. I can't remember but I wonder if the same applies to rabbits?

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    Since rabbits and guinea pigs are dawn and dusk animals, I think the thinking is that they obtain most of their vitamin D from food that has been out in the sun (eg, sun dried hay). So, in theory, indoor animals should be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ILoveMyBunny~ View Post
    W- How on earth did I miss that?! I looked everywhere!
    Well, this is embarrassing.. Now I regret sending them the message.
    Um.. Can we pretend this never happened?

    Well, that answers my original question anyway. Fibafirst is still ahead for crude fibre, so I guess I'll stick with that. Still, nice to have another product on the market and maybe it will be useful to others. Especially with the additional Vitamin D (good info, binkyCodie!) as that's always been a concern to me with mine being indoors. Now we finally have a garden I am looking forward to setting something up for the spring so they can at least get a little time outdoors (under supervision as mine are a bunch of escape artists!)

    I do seem to remember that the time of day is important for humans? Not sure if the same applies to rabbits? But there was something about a certain wavelength only coming through between certain times of day (something like 11-2pm or something) and that it changes slightly with the season. I can't remember but I wonder if the same applies to rabbits?


    Dw I normally do something like that, miss exactly what I'm looking for, or forget the one thing I wanted to know originally

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Since rabbits and guinea pigs are dawn and dusk animals, I think the thinking is that they obtain most of their vitamin D from food that has been out in the sun (eg, sun dried hay). So, in theory, indoor animals should be OK.
    That is very interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Since rabbits and guinea pigs are dawn and dusk animals, I think the thinking is that they obtain most of their vitamin D from food that has been out in the sun (eg, sun dried hay). So, in theory, indoor animals should be OK.
    Hmm, that's a good point!

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    Dw I normally do something like that, miss exactly what I'm looking for, or forget the one thing I wanted to know originally
    Ugh, I'm terrible for it! If I don't miss it I forget it anyway - I have a memory like a sieve!
    Argh, it was right in front of my face! How could I miss that?!

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