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    hello,
    i am looking for some advice for dieting my bun. i have 3 house rabbits (Netherland dwarfs) who live in a large enclosure during the day and have the run of my house while i'm home and able to supervise. all 3 rabbits live together eat from the same bowls, hay racks and have access to the same greens.
    i am a little concerned as one of my rabbits seems to be far chubbier than the other two. i am not worried about the other two's weight (eg that they're not eating enough) but rather looking for advice on how to diet my overweight rabbit without restricting the other twos eating.

    any help, advice and information would be much appreciated
    thanks
    k

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    Hello, and welcome to the forum Can you tell us what you are feeding the bunnies and in particular volume of pellets, greens and other veg etc? Could it be the chubbier one is eating all the pellets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoobec View Post
    Hello, and welcome to the forum Can you tell us what you are feeding the bunnies and in particular volume of pellets, greens and other veg etc? Could it be the chubbier one is eating all the pellets?
    Ditto and here is some advice re a good diet for Rabbits

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

    http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...od-for-rabbits



    Reference links for various Rabbit health problems
    http://forums.rabbitrehome.org.uk/sh...ealth-Problems

    The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) ~ The UK's Biggest Organisation for Rabbit Lovers https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/

    Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) SW London
    https://animalrescueandcare.org.uk/

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    If your bunnies have any nuggets as part of their diet I'd try separating your chubby bunny from the other two when these are fed. I have one boy who carries extra holiday weight all year round, he just seems to metabolise food more slowly

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