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Post Number:#1  Unread postby ipoGSD » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:07 pm


So I bought some oxbow barley rabbit treats and holy crap, everybun loves them! My question is, can i offer some uncooked barley to them? Not sure how its sold lol but if they can have them, id give a mix of barley and oatmeal to them. Thinking maybe a tablespoon a day? Id start off offering less not to upset their bellies of course.

Any input would be great, ty :)

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Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:37 pm


I have fed barley with no problems
meat-mutt rabbits, a few laying hens.

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby ipoGSD » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:55 pm


Awesome ty :) should it be fed as a treat or a decent sized portion?

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:39 am


ipoGSD wrote:Awesome ty :) should it be fed as a treat or a decent sized portion?

either way-- but start out feeding a little at a time and increase slowly..-- and remember- barley does not provide long stem fiber-- so- feed grass hay with it [or something else with a lot of fiber]
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Re: Barley

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Dood » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:39 am


Barley, oats and wheat are the main grains i feed my rabbits to supplement their hay

I also use barley for making fodder, as of the 3, I've had the best success with it

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby ipoGSD » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:33 pm


Awesome,, ty both!!!! I definitely want to get some. Like i said even my PICKIEST rabbit who wont touch a carrot loved those treats!!! Hmmm i think I'll make my own barley treats too :)

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Post Number:#7  Unread postby akane » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:25 am


Barley never went over well. It's not that appealing to most things by itself. Oats and wheat are usually enjoyed and plain oats are commonly suggested as a bland food when they have digestive problems.
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