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    Default why no alpha alpha for adult buns?

    i have jusy read on here that you cannot give alpha alpha to adult buns, i have heard of that, why? is that....

    i give my buns alfalfa cubes which are hard and they love them

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    Isn't it too high in calcuim or something like that? I don't know where I read it so unsure of its correctness but can it cause kidney stones??

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    on the pack of the cubes it say

    crude protien 15% min
    crude fat 1% min
    crude fibre 30% max
    moisture 14% max

    it doesnt say any thing about calcuim

    should i give these or not?

    thanks

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    so thats a no then, how about as a treat? once a week, kymber loves them and as stopped chewing the house up as a result (well nearly)

    and they are still ok for the babies yes?

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    A an occation treat its fine, as long as the bun hasn't got any problems with calcium. Just not as part of the staple diet.

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    If fed regularly they can make the bunn prone to putting on weight

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    Mine get them as a treat I thought that warning was mainly because in America many bunny owners were feeding alfalfa hay exclusively as the main hay source and the bunnies were getting obese and too much calcium etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamsin
    A an occation treat its fine, as long as the bun hasn't got any problems with calcium. Just not as part of the staple diet.

    Tam
    how would i know if they had a problem with calcium?

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