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    So I got these, ima grow them all anyway, but are any of these a big no no for a bun trying to avoid a high calcium diet? I had a look online but I wasn't sure.

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    Iím not sure tbh, but I regularly feed grasstastic chop, https://emeraldgreenfeeds.co.uk/prod...-grass-tastic/ (fescue) which has 0.72% calcium according to the website.

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    idk if this is helpful, but the rabbit house has a table on the nutritional information of hays..I know its not grass but it might still be semi helpful?
    http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/grass-hay.asp
    all accept alfalfa are under 1%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by binkyCodie View Post
    idk if this is helpful, but the rabbit house has a table on the nutritional information of hays..I know its not grass but it might still be semi helpful?
    http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/grass-hay.asp
    all accept alfalfa are under 1%.
    Yea I saw that but I didn't know if grass was different? (mad I know but it'd be my luck I'd be feeding one where the hay is low calcium and then find out months later.. Oh you fed the grass? That's basically pure calcium! )



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    Iím not sure tbh, but I regularly feed grasstastic chop, https://emeraldgreenfeeds.co.uk/prod...-grass-tastic/ (fescue) which has 0.72% calcium according to the website.
    Ohhh I used to feed that! Forgot about it all!

    Is 0.72% potentially quite high then... Because Timothy is 0.4-0.6%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Yea I saw that but I didn't know if grass was different? (mad I know but it'd be my luck I'd be feeding one where the hay is low calcium and then find out months later.. Oh you fed the grass? That's basically pure calcium! )



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    idk some seem to actually suggest that the hay has less calcium than the grass. altho idk how much different it would be as hay is just dried grass, not much nutritional content should be lost if done correctly, so I figure it should be around the same? I could be really wrong though. most sources I've found are for horses
    https://drkhorsesense.wordpress.com/...asture-vs-hay/
    https://emsvet.com/feeding-grass-vs-alfalfa-hay/

    theres not a lot of info out there on the nutrients of grass sadly
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    Quote Originally Posted by binkyCodie View Post
    idk some seem to actually suggest that the hay has less calcium than the grass. altho idk how much different it would be as hay is just dried grass, not much nutritional content should be lost if done correctly, so I figure it should be around the same? I could be really wrong though. most sources I've found are for horses
    https://drkhorsesense.wordpress.com/...asture-vs-hay/
    https://emsvet.com/feeding-grass-vs-alfalfa-hay/

    theres not a lot of info out there on the nutrients of grass sadly
    Yeaaa that was my issue! Thanks for looking I really appreciate it

    Just trying not to mess this up, and supposedly grass is good.. Just didn't wanna do the wrong thing, by trying to do the right thing

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    I realised I meant to say that some sources suggest grass has less calcium than hay and not the other way around

    I hope maybe you can figure it out itís difficult.


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    Quote Originally Posted by binkyCodie View Post
    I realised I meant to say that some sources suggest grass has less calcium than hay and not the other way around

    I hope maybe you can figure it out itís difficult.


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