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Old 09-26-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Maybe I should have asked this before giving him some, but is this okay for bunnies in small quantities (as in a tablespoon or less)?

I got the Quaker brand(I think)but not the minute or quick cookingoats, they're thethicker ones. Can bunnies have this in a moderate amount? They're oatmeal flakes.

He really likes them!



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Old 09-26-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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They can have "ONLY" Fashion old oats. NO cook or quick oats. And yes, They can have oats.. I give about a pinch of oats daily.



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I have used the quick cooking oats at times - when I bought them by mistake. They're smaller but the rabbits still scarf them up and it doesn't seem to have hurt them at all.

Yes - I mix oats in with their pellets all the time....I think it helps their coat stay shiny too - but that's just my opinion - can't say its fact!

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I think I might start mixing oats in with my pellets for the Winter, not sure what to get though, rolled oats? They sell them in supermarkets.

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My buns love oats. We offer a tsp or so occasionally as a treat.

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"Traditional", "rolled" or "steel cut" oats are all fine to give. My bunnies love them too. I give them a pinch twice a day when they are molting. I also believe they make the coat extra shiny. My Penny used to have such ratty fur. When she molted I gave her two pinches of oats daily and her new coat was gorgeous.

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:10 AM   #7
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Not sure what they are called (maybe rolled) Peaches can smell them from a long way - good tip about the shiny coat

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Old 09-27-2010, 04:47 AM   #8
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i never even thought of oats. i will have to give them a try.

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i give em to my buns in their pellets ..just a pinch..but im not sure which ones they are i know i got em from the feed store and they look like seeds..they go nutzo when they hear me open the container.

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Oats are good. Breeder I know has given oats to his bunnies for more than 3 decades. He also gives a little bit of sunflower seeds too.



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