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Old 01-08-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
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Hi!

I know we're suppose to give our buns those Papaya Enzyme Tabs to keep fur blockage, but I've also heard that you can give Pineapple Juice as well...so my question is...

Which is better to give my bun? Is one safer than the other? Is the Pineapple Juice ok to give to my bun at all? Is there a certain age that I start giving her the tabs or juice or does age matter?

Just want to make sure I don't give her something she shouldn't have.

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Old 01-08-2012, 02:36 AM   #2
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Hi We started giving Fraggles paypaya tabs at around five months. I am not sure if you can do it sooner. Pineapple is good for the shedding season but not needed any other time. It should be fresh pineapple and if you can get her to eat a little of the fruit then that's better. Hope that helps On another note......Is that your bunny in the avatar? Oh my sweetness! You know we are practicely neighbors



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Old 01-08-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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I feed dried papaya a couple times a week. Pineapple was never a treat to Acacia, she acted offended. "why would you do this to meee!!!" she'd cry. :/
I would keep both to a minimum since they both are high in sugars. Pineapple is also acidic, so I would opt for papaya anyway.

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I would definitely choose papaya tablets over pineapple. During shedding season I put one tablet on top of their pellets. Depending on how bad they're shedding I may give them one every few days or once a week. It isn't as messy and they love them. The tablets I have indicate there's1 gram of sugar per 3 tablets.

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I give the oxbow papaya tablets as a treat to Samson like, 3 or 4 times a week? She loves them.

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There is no evidence either works. I give my kids fresh pineapple in the summer as a treat and they love it!

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Luvr of Wabbits and Polar Bears wrote:

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There is no evidence either works. I give my kids fresh pineapple in the summer as a treat and they love it!

That may be true, but I've never had a rabbit with hairball issues so I'm assuming the papaya tablets work, at least for me.
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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I_heart_Fraggles wrote:
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Hi We started giving Fraggles paypaya tabs at around five months. I am not sure if you can do it sooner. Pineapple is good for the shedding season but not needed any other time. It should be fresh pineapple and if you can get her to eat a little of the fruit then that's better. Hope that helps On another note......Is that your bunny in the avatar? Oh my sweetness! You know we are practicely neighbors
Hi Katie!

Thanks for the info Yes that is my bun in my avatar, her name is Posie and she will be coming home to me on the 15th...I'm so excite.

Your Fraggles is sure cute...love them ears

OMGoodness we are neighbors aren't we? We will so have to get together sometime now you know that right? Hehehehe. My addy is actually Tacoma, but I believe it's actually Parkland...go figure.



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Old 01-08-2012, 07:11 PM   #9
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I feed dried papaya a couple times a week. Pineapple was never a treat to Acacia, she acted offended. "why would you do this to meee!!!" she'd cry. :/
I would keep both to a minimum since they both are high in sugars. Pineapple is also acidic, so I would opt for papaya anyway.
Yeah I don't want to give her anything that is high in sugar...thanks so much for the info



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I would definitely choose papaya tablets over pineapple. During shedding season I put one tablet on top of their pellets. Depending on how bad they're shedding I may give them one every few days or once a week. It isn't as messy and they love them. The tablets I have indicate there's1 gram of sugar per 3 tablets.
Thanks Vicki actually when is shedding season? Is it different times per bun or is it the same for all?




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