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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    Went to PAH to get 2 bags of rabbit food and they only had 2 x 2kg bags which were no good for me. I got the guinea food and 2 bags of hamster food so Bella should be ok. Ho pefully they will be getting some in soon. I normally buy it on line but it says out of stock.
    That's tough. If I was in that situation I would halve the pellet ration (or less) whatever available make it last longer. Hay and whatever green food you can give them will suffice even for several months - especially at this time of year. It would have been reassuring for you to have got a couple of bags though. With 21 rabbits I wouldn't have bothered with the 2kg bags either - they are gone in no time.

    I have Excel on Amazon standing order 2x 10kg bags a month, not sure what will happen there. We will see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graciee View Post
    Glad you're okay for stuff

    We could only get one bag of litter yesterday and one carefresh (for Pepper the hamster) as pet bedding in pets at home is limited to two... Not easy with 6 animals atm
    Litter is my only 'worry', but if it runs out and P@H/anywhere online doesn't have it (it's the recycled paper pellet stuff) then I'll just have to use more newspaper, which I have a limited but very large supply of (I get it from my parents which is its limitation).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    That's tough. If I was in that situation I would halve the pellet ration (or less) whatever available make it last longer. Hay and whatever green food you can give them will suffice even for several months - especially at this time of year. It would have been reassuring for you to have got a couple of bags though. With 21 rabbits I wouldn't have bothered with the 2kg bags either - they are gone in no time.

    I have Excel on Amazon standing order 2x 10kg bags a month, not sure what will happen there. We will see.
    This is what I would do in this situation. Also, you may be able to order something like fibafirst sticks on amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by keletkezes View Post
    Litter is my only 'worry', but if it runs out and P@H/anywhere online doesn't have it (it's the recycled paper pellet stuff) then I'll just have to use more newspaper, which I have a limited but very large supply of (I get it from my parents which is its limitation).
    Luckily I had plenty of the wood pellet litter I use for the bunnies and the catís cat litter tray, but I do also use (large quantities ) of wood pellets for the goats bedding and I couldnít find any economical ones online, I ended up ordering giant bags of megazorb on amazon ready for mucking out! Iím not sure what megazorb is like as Iíve never tried it

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    Quote Originally Posted by keletkezes View Post
    Litter is my only 'worry', but if it runs out and P@H/anywhere online doesn't have it (it's the recycled paper pellet stuff) then I'll just have to use more newspaper, which I have a limited but very large supply of (I get it from my parents which is its limitation).
    Yea we use the back 2 nature paper pellets for all 5 litter trays, which are all changed daily.. So we go through a lot of them.. Plus in the indoor buns cages is a layer of those pellets, with a thick layer of hay on top..then a mountain of it to eat. We use a 30L bag just for their two cages once a week, that's not including all the litter trays the white buns just have loads of hay on top of their wood hutch floor on both levels, the run has play bark in it, and then there's a single hutch in the run too, which is stuffed with hay... We go through a lot of stuff for the buns per week I also have the water issue, as they're all on bottled water, two different types too just to make it more interesting to make sure Clementine gets her Highland spring, I've switched Atticus onto tap water, he's still drinking loads of it so that's okay. White buns are on ashbeck though.

    Also Gus has cardboard for his bedding, his fur is so long carefresh gets tangled in it.. But the cardboard isn't very good at absorbing the male syrian hamster odour so we use tescos own wood cat litter mixed in with his cardboard... But that's been all sold out for weeks now.. So we are having to use the back 2 nature pellets mixed in with his cardboard too now! Pepper luckily just has carefresh.. But she has masses of it as tunneling is her favourite activity this is so not the time to have 6 animals.. Feel like 6 dogs would be easier tbh.. Would just be food.. And you can always do something for that.. Its all the pet beddings and sprays, veggies /herbs and special waters that's the tricky bit although so far we've managed to get stuff, just hasn't been easy, I've stopped drinking highland spring too so Clementine has enough

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    I switched from P@H rabbit and G Pig pellets to VetUK own brand a few months ago as it is similar, but much cheaper. Is that an option?

    My backup plan is to move the buns on to G Pig pellets temporarily if I have to, as I had a big order just before stocks became limited.

    I am also saving shredded paper now (clearing out someone's house, so all old bills etc are being shredded), in case my newspaper supply runs low. It can go under the hay in litter trays & bed areas. May also have to use it in cat litter trays.

    Poo bags / nappy bags are currently in very short supply on local shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    I switched from P@H rabbit and G Pig pellets to VetUK own brand a few months ago as it is similar, but much cheaper. Is that an option?

    My backup plan is to move the buns on to G Pig pellets temporarily if I have to, as I had a big order just before stocks became limited.

    I am also saving shredded paper now (clearing out someone's house, so all old bills etc are being shredded), in case my newspaper supply runs low. It can go under the hay in litter trays & bed areas. May also have to use it in cat litter trays.

    Poo bags / nappy bags are currently in very short supply on local shelves.
    I got nappy sacks on amazon so you might be able to get some on there

    I can't work out why they've been bought up tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shimmer View Post
    I switched from P@H rabbit and G Pig pellets to VetUK own brand a few months ago as it is similar, but much cheaper. Is that an option?
    You are not kidding it is. I've saved this information for next time we need bunny food. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    You are not kidding it is. I've saved this information for next time we need bunny food. Thank you.
    The VetUK own brand pellets look a little paler than the P@H equivalent, and the 10kg comes in a plain white woven sack, so it would be best stored in an airtight container. I've had absolutely no issues with them - the bunnies and G Pigs didn't notice the change (although I tend to use a mix of different brands anyway, so the change was less significant). I sometimes get the own brand dog food as well, just to get free P&P on other stuff.

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    Sadly VetUK are out of stock on rabbit pellets but we could use the guinea ones which are half the price of PAH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonibun View Post
    Sadly VetUK are out of stock on rabbit pellets but we could use the guinea ones which are half the price of PAH.
    Try again now. I could put 2 x 10kgs of their own rabbit food in my basket. It just says you're limited to 2.

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