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Image application/x-troff-ms Alfalfa stems
Alfalfa (lucerne) is used in many diets for commercial rabbits that are growing or breeding during their short lives. It has a high fibre and calcium content. It is also high in oxalates. In diets for pet rabbits, it may be found in some muesli mixes to balance out the calcium deficient parts of the diet. Not all rabbits eat it, especially those with dental problems that do not have the perfect teeth that are required to cut through the fibrous stems.
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Image Amount of water in grass
The amount of grass that would provide the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium also contains 350mls water, which is an important consideration, especially for rabbits with urinary tract disease.
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Image Baby rabbit eating grass
Although it is often recommended that young rabbits should not eat any leafy green foods until they are 6 months old, the advice doesn't make sense. It may apply to rabbits kept in crowded conditions with a low fibre diet and many environmental pathogens but for rabbits with access to leafy green plants, it does not apply. Wild rabbits start to eat grass and other plants as soon as they emerge from the nest.
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Image Components of muesli mix
Muesli mixes are composed of the same basic components but in different quantities and some have added ingredients, such as breakfast cereals or corn kernels.
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Image Crossed muesli mix
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Image ODS spreadsheet Crushed pieces of locust bean pods.
Locust beans are the pods of the mediterranean carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua). The pods are hard, fibrous and taste sweet with a chocolate flavour. Crushed pods are sometimes found in muesli mixtures . They are not harmful but their seeds might be as they can be the right size to cause a fatal intestinal obstruction.
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Image Dill
Photo by Steve Kirtley. His rabbits really enjoy this herb.
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Image Troff document Dried carrot
Dried pieces of carrot can be found in some brands of muesli mix. It is hard to understand why it is preferable to give rabbits dried carrot when fresh carrot is cheap and widely available. Some people worry that the sugar content of carrots may cause digestive upsets. This does not happen although carrots are low in calcium and high in soluble fibre so they are fattening.
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Image text/texmacs Eating freshly picked plants
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Image text/texmacs Eating freshly picked plants
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