New rabbit owner, help!

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  1. Mar 24, 2019 #21

    Blue eyes

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    I would stop offering any store bought treats. Fruit IS considered a treat so a rabbit should not be getting `tons` of fruit. In fact 1 or 2 tbsp per day is the max recommended. So if bunny gets a 1" slice of banana, that's all he gets that day. Next day he could get a single slice of apple.

    The reason fruits should be limited and the reason they are considered treats is because they are loaded with natural sugars.

    If by 'timothy biscuits' you mean the compressed hay cubes (ingredients listed is nothing but timothy hay) those can be offered anytime.

    Greens are fine for bunny and should be part of his daily diet.
     
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  2. Mar 24, 2019 #22

    Jenny Durling

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    If the timothy biscuits are just compressed hay, they are fine but I'd toss the yogurt drops. Rabbits really shouldn't have alot of high-sugar foods so keep fruit and sweet veggies like carrots to a minimum. I read somewhere that you shouldn't give more carrot than the size of your thumb on a daily basis. I suppose that all depends on the size of your rabbit, AND on the size of your thumb. LOL! When I give carrot to my bunnies, I cut it into small pieces and put it in a toilet paper roll with holes cut in it. They have to roll it around to get the bits so it's more fun for them (and me!) and it takes longer for them to eat. I do this with bits of broccoli and cauliflower or any crunchy veggies I might be cutting for a human meal. If you have larger canisters like an empty oatmeal canister, they enjoy rolling those around to get the treats from holes you cut too. Toilet paper rolls are the easiest. I collect them from friends too since Natasha likes to eat the treats, AND the cardboard! LOL! There are some fun DIY toys to make on this site:
    http://dinocro.info/?k=DIY+Rabbit+Toy+Ideas++Bunny+Approved++House+Rabbit+Toys
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2019 #23

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    Great idea I have to create an account and follow her channel too, thanks for posting it here :)
     
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  4. Mar 31, 2019 #24

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    No, the timothy biscuits are not the timothy cubes, but I will defiantly get some of them. I was reading through the ingredients for the timothy biscuits and will not be getting them again. Thanks!
     

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