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First off: yes they have unlimited timothy hay at all times! they also have orchard hay mixed in. They get 100% timothy hay pellets to snack ok as well. Secondly: I bought the compressed hay bails as a way to get them to eat more hay, they’re just hay that is wound tightly into a ball that is fun for them to chew. :)

The buns are both a year old, and have been with me since they were 8 weeks old. The only thing that I think might have caused a tummy upset is that my family loves to feed them dried banana chips as a treat after they have their salad in the evening.

They get the digestive tablet purely as a preventative measure. My boy bun tends to shed a lot and it has helped keep his tummy clearer and manage his stress a little more. They get a plate of salad every morning and night since they dont get any sort of pellet mix. usually things like romaine, green leaf lettuce, kale, dandelion, chard, red leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, parsley, mint, or celery tops.

The attached photo is one if the smaller droppings, I couldn’t find any regular sized ones since i’ve changed their box in order to monitor their poops! (^:
1593193629663.png Is this what you are calling compressed hay bales??

This is what a compressed hay bale looks like:
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The small package of cubed hay is just for entertainment. It doesn't count much as "hay eating" because the long strands of hay is what they need (for teeth and gut health). In fact, if they get too many of the little cubed hay pieces, it may prevent them from eating enough of the actual, long strands of fresh hay.

Dried banana chips are definitely higher in sugar than fresh banana. My rabbits love banana chips. They have to be severely limited though. As little as 3 banana chips in one day can cause my one rabbit to stop eating (early signs of GI stress). If I ever see that happen, I immediately give him the baby gas drops and that gets him going again.
 

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View attachment 48988 Is this what you are calling compressed hay bales??

This is what a compressed hay bale looks like:
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The small package of cubed hay is just for entertainment. It doesn't count much as "hay eating" because the long strands of hay is what they need (for teeth and gut health). In fact, if they get too many of the little cubed hay pieces, it may prevent them from eating enough of the actual, long strands of fresh hay.

Dried banana chips are definitely higher in sugar than fresh banana. My rabbits love banana chips. They have to be severely limited though. As little as 3 banana chips in one day can cause my one rabbit to stop eating (early signs of GI stress). If I ever see that happen, I immediately give him the baby gas drops and that gets him going again.
You sounded like this is not a knife that's a knife 🤣

 

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So I went out to purchase some hay for the bunnies, and I came across the Oxbow Papaya support tablets. I’ve heard that papaya is good for bunnies with an upset tummy, so I picked some up. Does anyone have experience with these or know if these will be good for them?
 

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View attachment 48988 Is this what you are calling compressed hay bales??

This is what a compressed hay bale looks like:
View attachment 48989

The small package of cubed hay is just for entertainment. It doesn't count much as "hay eating" because the long strands of hay is what they need (for teeth and gut health). In fact, if they get too many of the little cubed hay pieces, it may prevent them from eating enough of the actual, long strands of fresh hay.

Dried banana chips are definitely higher in sugar than fresh banana. My rabbits love banana chips. They have to be severely limited though. As little as 3 banana chips in one day can cause my one rabbit to stop eating (early signs of GI stress). If I ever see that happen, I immediately give him the baby gas drops and that gets him going again.
No the one I have been giving them is the Rosewood naturals compressed hay bales alongside 12 pounds of timothy hay from small pet select and oxbow orchard grass hay. Thank you for sharing though I will limit the little bales and add more fresh hay! I’m definitely done with the banana chips though, it’s too much hassle when i can just feed them something else. Thanks!
 

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That's funny-- they do really call those little cubes "bales." Actual bales are huge by comparison.:D
 

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Hi
I am not an expert but can only share what I do for my Bunnies. They are both siblings, brothers. Born in Feb. They loved milk, thus milk was continued and that led to almost no eating a very little poo, one fine day. Their milk was stopped. They feed to Timothy hay. A little fresh say a handful at a time. Dried meadow grass. But both these are packed in bags and given only a handful at a time. similarly some pellets. They love cooked wheat bread as a treat in extremely small proportion. Dried breadcrumbs without sugar just one slice in the evening for both, so half each. In greens only Coriander they love with little bit of dried Garlic outer peal, fresh cilantro leaves and mint leaves. I also leave a cob of corn for them. Now their poo is larger and in large qty. Just make sure not to replenish anything until previous one is smack licked. Rabbits love their food fresh so only small proportions. I haven't given them any medicine till date.
 

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Hi
I am not an expert but can only share what I do for my Bunnies. They are both siblings, brothers. Born in Feb. They loved milk, thus milk was continued and that led to almost no eating a very little poo, one fine day. Their milk was stopped. They feed to Timothy hay. A little fresh say a handful at a time. Dried meadow grass. But both these are packed in bags and given only a handful at a time. similarly some pellets. They love cooked wheat bread as a treat in extremely small proportion. Dried breadcrumbs without sugar just one slice in the evening for both, so half each. In greens only Coriander they love with little bit of dried Garlic outer peal, fresh cilantro leaves and mint leaves. I also leave a cob of corn for them. Now their poo is larger and in large qty. Just make sure not to replenish anything until previous one is smack licked. Rabbits love their food fresh so only small proportions. I haven't given them any medicine till date.
Hi. This diet sounds mostly like a disaster to be honest.
 

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Hi. This diet sounds mostly like a disaster to be honest.
I agree! From what I've read rabbits shouldn't have milk unless they are kits getting nursing their mother's milk. They shouldn't really have sugar, breadcrumbs or bread either. Instead of giving a handful at a time give them unlimited supply as hay is needed in a rabbit's diet to keep their gut moving. They shouldn't really have the outer part of garlic either as according to google 'garlic has immunosuppressive effects in rabbits, and rabbits may also have an anaphylactic reaction'. There is an amazing video below on what to feed rabbits, and I'd recommend you take a look :)

(sorry if I sound mean 😂 I don't mean to be <3)

 

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Not at all. I love suggestions from experienced people. As I said I am not an expert but learning from every day mistakes. I have just 2 and my first ever. I have had Dogs as pets before.
 

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