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Thread: Salt Licks / Mineral Wheels for bunnies

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillyrabbit View Post
    I’m putting this on my list of questions for the vet at our next visit
    please report back & I'll do the same

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    I think mine was dismissive of them when talking about digestion and things, but it was a long time ago. I've always assumed they're more waste of money than actively dangerous but I honestly don't know.
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    I have pondered this for dental bunnies. In hoomans salt helps heal and clean the mouth. Was thinking for bunnies with sores from spurs etc. Just a ponder

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    Weirdly today Rudey begged for my salt & vinegar crisps. Since he has been ill he has never begged for any food. Maybe he needs / is craving salt? I wish I'd spoken to my vet rather than just thinking about

    JJ- have you discussed with C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    Weirdly today Rudey begged for my salt & vinegar crisps. Since he has been ill he has never begged for any food. Maybe he needs / is craving salt? I wish I'd spoken to my vet rather than just thinking about

    JJ- have you discussed with C?
    I'm a very bad person. I had a long consultation with Ruth today and it never occurred to me to ask her. We have a follow up next week so I will try to remember to ask.
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    I voted harmless.

    Where did this doubt start? Wasn't it one rabbit (or was it a cat, can't remember) that had some medical issue and licked too much salt, and that story went viral, got repeated and distorted so it's an "internet fact" now that salt licks are dangerous?

    Mine have a block of stone salt, if they need it it they lick it (salt is essential for mammals), if not they ignore it. I couldn't tell if they licked it, since the amount they need is miniscule, but as long as there isjn't some (imho very rare) medical condition that makes an animal crave salt I would say it's harmless.

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    Potentially harmful, especially those very high in calcium.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Potentially harmful, especially those very high in calcium.
    thanks JJ. I've been looking forward to your opinion on this

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