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Janellek

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That’s what I follow! My rabbits are healthy and haven’t had to go to a vet in ages!
 
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My rabbits are healthy and haven’t had to go to a vet in ages!
Just because your bunnies are healthy and have a great diet, doesn't mean they shouldn't see the vet. Rabbits need to go to the vet every year (rabbits over 5 years need to go every 6 months) for a check-up just to make sure they are in perfect health.
 

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Just because your bunnies are healthy and have a great diet, doesn't mean they shouldn't see the vet. Rabbits need to go to the vet every year (rabbits over 5 years need to go every 6 months) for a check-up just to make sure they are in perfect health.
I remember seeing in your blogs that your are still with your parents, how did you convince them?
 

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I remember seeing in your blogs that your are still with your parents, how did you convince them?
It was actually easy since I pay for everything rabbit-related. I just told my parents that rabbits need to go to the vet every year just like a dog or cat needs yearly vet checkups. Because I use my own money to pay for Theo's appointments my parents don't mind driving me to the vet and picking me up after the appointment.
 

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It was actually easy since I pay for everything rabbit-related. I just told my parents that rabbits need to go to the vet every year just like a dog or cat needs yearly vet checkups. Because I use my own money to pay for Theo's appointments my parents don't mind driving me to the vet and picking me up after the appointment.
wait, your vets let you stay in the office??? Lucky!!
 

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Is Orchard grass OK?
If it's good quality and your rabbit eats it well and has healthy looking poop from eating it, then orchard hay is perfectly fine. Might even be better helping prevent molar spurs from developing.
 

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It doesn't matter that much, just don't feed too much rich stuff like pellets and certain vegetables. Keep an eye on poops and weight. This is just one way to feed rabbits, I do it differently (green forage whenever available, mixed hay (whatever grows on the meadows) and veggies in winter, pellets mostly at treat level)

I think this is a good sum-up about rabbit diets:
 

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How would I know if they are following this ratio?
It's really just a general guideline. The main point is that hay and/or grass should make up the bulk of the diet. That is supplemented with greens and just a small portion of pellets.

Here's a visual of what this may look like:
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