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    Quote Originally Posted by MimzMum View Post
    Craig can you get your hands on dried willow branches/leaves? My bunnies all had sluggish guts and some of their favorite fiber was willow. I used to buy it from a website in the US that carried them and my bunnies would demolish a 7 inch diameter 'wreath' in about 15 minutes. Did wonders for their output.

    https://store.binkybunny.com/willow-...liage-p42.aspx

    This site's forum has been down for a year but I think their store is still open. Not certain these would ship to the UK but perhaps with this info you can find something like this in your region? Galen's Garden perhaps, if they still exist?
    I am once again, eternilly grateful for your advice MimzMum - and your extremely useful resource for herbal/natural remedies. I'm afraid my knowledge of rabbit friendly on line suppliers of dried forage is extremely limited, and, thanks to you, I have placed an order just now for a small selection of dried forage, leaves and stuff. It's not a huge order but I would like to see how my bunnies take it. I am hoping that the dried leaves selection and small mix selection will work and that Henry (and hopefully Lillian) will find them tasty. So thank you so much for your help and I will let you know how the forage goes. I am so grateful to everyone for your helpful and kind advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    I'm a massive fan of tree leaves/bark for rabbits tummies, so I would second MinzMum's suggestion of Willow. My OH has been slowly pruning our Weeping Willow and the bunnies have been enjoying stripping the bark off the branches. FibaFirst has a higher fibre content than ordinary pellets, so if they miss their pellets, maybe try a few of them.

    Do they eat much hay? Lots of hay would be really beneficial.
    They don't really eat much hay - but I'm going to absolutely fill their nighttime bedding 'chamber' with hay tonight and see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Sorry to hear this Craig

    Just a thought, If he's not into the fibreplex there's the protexin pellets

    https://www.vetuk.co.uk/dog-suppleme...ts-800g-p-1178

    Idk if it's worth a try as he likes pellets? But they may do a similar job to the fibreplex?

    I'm going to get some for Atticus who suffers with chronic gut issues, so I've not personally tried them yet.

    Atticus also will eat just about anything (cardboard, paper, plastic) if given the chance. He has megacolon, his cecum is sluggish and doesn't seem to work properly.

    Sending lots of vibes for Henry x

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    Thank you Graciee
    You are all fabulous caring helpful people and I have just purchased some of these pellets. Anything that could be beneficial and helpful to the aid of Henry (and Lillian) is worth every penny so thank you for the recomendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig 1965 View Post
    Thank you Graciee
    You are all fabulous caring helpful people and I have just purchased some of these pellets. Anything that could be beneficial and helpful to the aid of Henry (and Lillian) is worth every penny so thank you for the recomendation.
    Craig x
    I think they helped Rudey, he isn't hugely keen so I add some to his recovery mix he gets spoon fed.

    I've recently (yesterday & today) got Rudey to eat hay for the first time in many months . Maybe your buns are as fussy as Rudey but there is a hay out there they'll enjoy. I must have tried a dozen previously (all scoffed by J, B & M but rejected by R). Why don't I send a sample of the hay I have from timothyhay.co.uk & hay&straw - worth a shot?

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    Personally I prefer to use Emeraid rather than Critical Care as Emeraid has a higher fibre content

    https://emeraid.com/emeraid-herbivore/

    https://emeraid.com/emeraid-herbivore-sustain/

    Topping up the vibes for Henry xx


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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig 1965 View Post
    I'm afraid my knowledge of rabbit friendly on line suppliers of dried forage is extremely limited,
    You may already have seen all this, but I'll post them anyway, just incase you haven't

    https://galensgarden.co.uk/?bot_test=1

    https://www.thehayexperts.co.uk/edibles.html

    https://shop.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/pro...-by-twigs-way/

    http://www.therabbithouse.com/blog/2...g-for-rabbits/

    http://www.therabbithouse.com/blog/2...forage-rabbit/


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    I hope you can get them to eat more hay, I think it would really help. The key I have found is finding hay that they really love. Frosty and Fern love the Timothy hay from Timothy hay.co.uk and the sweet green hay from nature’s own. They also love the dried sweet green herb mixes from nature’s own too. There’s hardly any hay waste anymore and they love eating it. I’ve cut out pellets and give fibafirst sticks instead.

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    Topping up the vibes for you all.

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    Just another thought and one which is free Have a good look round your garden to see if you have any rabbit friendly trees. If so, you could cut a small branch off and give it to the bunnies to nibble the bark off. It would take their minds off pellets and also be good for their tummies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Just another thought and one which is free Have a good look round your garden to see if you have any rabbit friendly trees. If so, you could cut a small branch off and give it to the bunnies to nibble the bark off. It would take their minds off pellets and also be good for their tummies.


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