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Best Time to Feed Produce

Post Number:#1  Unread postby bunnychild » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:09 pm


My house likes to feed produce scraps to the rabbits, but now there is just Truffles and I don't want to over feed her. Is there a time of day that is best to feed them produce? Like for digestion or whatever.
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Re: Best Time to Feed Produce

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Zass » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:02 pm


Feeding hay helps make digestion easier, along with starting a younger bun on new foods slowly.
How old is Truffles?

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Re: Best Time to Feed Produce

Post Number:#3  Unread postby SableSteel » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:23 pm


In the evening is the best time to feed. Rabbits have a higher metabolism at night and process the food best then.
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby bunnychild » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:13 pm


Zass wrote:Feeding hay helps make digestion easier, along with starting a younger bun on new foods slowly.
How old is Truffles?

Truffles is 3 yrs old. She is use to being fed fruits and veggies but I try to limit it, so I give the leftovers to the chickens. (Nothing goes to waste here)
She also gets Timothy hay daily.
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Re: Best Time to Feed Produce

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Zass » Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:55 pm


Truffles sounds like she's well past any fresh produce danger.
There are many dangers for younger buns that are much less likely to apply to older ones.

My three (or 4?) year old house bun, Mucky, gets very close to unlimited fruits, veggies, greens, and hay as her main diet. I know her well by this age, and have had plenty of time to gradually increase her fresh food intake.
She is a bit on the plump side though, so pellets are limited.

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Re: Best Time to Feed Produce

Post Number:#6  Unread postby bunnychild » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:46 pm


Zass wrote:Truffles sounds like she's well past any fresh produce danger.
There are many dangers for younger buns that are much less likely to apply to older ones.

My three (or 4?) year old house bun, Mucky, gets very close to unlimited fruits, veggies, greens, and hay as her main diet. I know her well by this age, and have had plenty of time to gradually increase her fresh food intake.
She is a bit on the plump side though, so pellets are limited.


I tried to reduce Truffles pellet intake so that she could have free hay and more veggies, but a hungry nip on the hand told me she would have none of that :lol: (this was only after a day with less feed)
I did manage to adjust her feeding schedule closer to the evening.
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