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Barbara

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So I have been reading tons of stuff to be the best bunny Mommy I can be to Jack. So many contradictions my head Spins at times.
This is what I think is correct.
Unlimited Hay forever. I'm using Kaytee timothy wafer cut
Unlimited pellets until 6 months I'm using Oxbow young rabbit
Now is when I get a little confused so please clarify.
Fresh veggies? I have read some say not until 6 months of age. If this is correct why? My guy loves his fresh parsley and basil.
Fresh fruit? Same as above.
Thank you all for any responses.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Do you already have your rabbit? What is his age? Would love to see photos!

Think more in terms of 'greens' than 'veggies.' And forget about any fresh fruit until he's been gradually acclimated to a diet that includes generous daily greens.

Some rabbits are more sensitive than others to certain foods. Generally, one can begin to introduce greens at 12 weeks (this is assuming that the rabbit had not been fed greens along with its momma when nursing). If a rabbit seems to have a difficult time digesting greens at 12 weeks, then the time can be bumped out a bit longer.

As to how to introduce greens (and what kinds) I'll save myself some typing here by linking to the page on my website about greens.
 

Barbara

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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Do you already have your rabbit? What is his age? Would love to see photos!

Think more in terms of 'greens' than 'veggies.' And forget about any fresh fruit until he's been gradually acclimated to a diet that includes generous daily greens.

Some rabbits are more sensitive than others to certain foods. Generally, one can begin to introduce greens at 12 weeks (this is assuming that the rabbit had not been fed greens along with its momma when nursing). If a rabbit seems to have a difficult time digesting greens at 12 weeks, then the time can be bumped out a bit longer.

As to how to introduce greens (and what kinds) I'll save myself some typing here by linking to the page on my website about greens.
Yes, he is 11 weeks. He loves romaine lettuce, cucumbers and collard greens(store bought) our fresh basil , parsley and tyme from our garden. He also loves bananas, apples and cantaloupe. He even liked the tiny piece of orange I gave him. I will get some pictures later.
 

peanutdabunny

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Yes, he is 11 weeks. He loves romaine lettuce, cucumbers and collard greens(store bought) our fresh basil , parsley and tyme from our garden. He also loves bananas, apples and cantaloupe. He even liked the tiny piece of orange I gave him. I will get some pictures later.
that's a lot of sweets for such a young bunnny!
 

MiloTheBunny101

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So I have been reading tons of stuff to be the best bunny Mommy I can be to Jack. So many contradictions my head Spins at times.
This is what I think is correct.
Unlimited Hay forever. I'm using Kaytee timothy wafer cut
Unlimited pellets until 6 months I'm using Oxbow young rabbit
Now is when I get a little confused so please clarify.
Fresh veggies? I have read some say not until 6 months of age. If this is correct why? My guy loves his fresh parsley and basil.
Fresh fruit? Same as above.
Thank you all for any responses.
Hello, unlimited pellets is not a healthy diet and could lead to health issues. Pls only give 1/4 cup :)
 

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If you're new to rabbit parenting, I find the Bunny Lady is a quick, no-nonsense way to get info!

www.bunnylady.com

 
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