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Dehydrated Rabbit Ears ??

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Milcreek » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:23 pm


New to the meat rabbit business and was wondering if anyone has tried to make dehydrated rabbit ears for dog treats?
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Re: Dehydrated Rabbit Ears ??

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:27 pm


There is at least one rabbit meat producer in the United States that does this, so it is possible.
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Frosted Rabbits » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:51 pm


That producer kicked up a big fuss on another forum when the same question was asked a few years ago-- but basically, you can put the ears om a wire rack in your oven, temp set real low (about 150-200 degreesF) and 'bake' till dry. And your basic food dehydrator works well, too.
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Re: Dehydrated Rabbit Ears ??

Post Number:#4  Unread postby wild1slilfarm » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:07 am


Ok, i have never heard of that, are they scraping of the fur first or leaving it on i would love to give those to my dogs(they personly wouldn't care fur/ or no fur)
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:15 am


It would be too labour intensive to scrape off the fur. Unless you are talking about wooly breeds, the fur is very short on the ears and should not be a problem.
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Post Number:#6  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:16 am


The fur on the ears is so short that I wouldn't worry about it. Let us know the "recipe" you use and how they turn out! I would also be interested to know what size dogs you are giving them to and how long it takes them to eat one.

Maggie beat me to answering I see. Two votes for fur on and counting!
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Post Number:#7  Unread postby wild1slilfarm » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:27 am


ok cool, I have a Bordercollie/Springer(f 1 1/2yrs), Bluenose pit(f 2yrs), 3/4 pit 1/4 lab (m 5 1/2m), German Shorthair/white pit (f 1yr+, and last but not least and pure pit half bluenose half chocolate bidle (just turned 3m). the four older dogs it takes them about 1 min to go throw a pig ear, but ill let you know when i give them the rabbit ears to see if it takes them longer(im hoping so)
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Post Number:#8  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:10 am


If it takes them a minute to eat a pig's ear, I'm betting about 15 seconds for a rabbit ear, unless you have English Lops! :lol:
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby wild1slilfarm » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:30 am


No i have New Zealands, Rex's, and an asortment of minis, and one Flemish. if i ever find him a girl freind i'd give the dogs those ears my guys only 5 month and has 12in plus ears(havent checked in a week)
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Post Number:#10  Unread postby skysthelimit » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:23 am


My German Shepherds pretty much swallow them whole. The ear leather is not that thick. Comes out more like a a potato chip.
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Post Number:#11  Unread postby Cindi Davis » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:27 am


LOLOL Ok this is an ultimate in repurposing I love it, I may try it on my two dogs
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Post Number:#12  Unread postby MamaSheepdog » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:45 am


skysthelimit wrote:Comes out more like a a potato chip.


"Doggy Scoopables"! Now, what kind of dog friendly "dip" to add to them... :hmm:
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Post Number:#13  Unread postby skysthelimit » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:05 pm


Peanut butter or cheese wiz?
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Post Number:#14  Unread postby digitaloutlaw » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:11 am


I have been thinking of this myself I want to save all of my rabbit ears and skin and make rawhide toys for my dogs

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Post Number:#15  Unread postby skysthelimit » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:19 pm


digitaloutlaw wrote:I have been thinking of this myself I want to save all of my rabbit ears and skin and make rawhide toys for my dogs



On the rawhide note, I had a salted hide on the dog grooming table. Maybe it's been there for a week. I've been closely guarding dogs because the girls was going out of season, but not yesterday, when Chase, AKA Wolfboy, AKA Chisel, snatched it. That caused quite and uproar, and I went running out of the bunny barn to see him with the pelt of one of my favorite rabbits. Well I let him eat it, salted and all, what else could be done. He seems to have a thing for jerky :)
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