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Image Eating grass
This rabbit suffered from problems with her cheek teeth. Eating hay was difficult but she enjoyed grazing and could manage to eat grass without problems.
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Image Troff document Fat rabbit
This rabbit was so fat she was unable to hop, or to groom herself.
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Image Flaked maize
Flaked pieces of sweetcorn (maize) are VERY palatble for rabbits. They are starchy and sweet so they are fattening. They are very low in calcium with a highly inverse calcium to phosphorus ratio. The fibre content is low. Flaked maize is junk food for rabbits. They really enjoy eating it.
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Image Flaked peas
Flaked peas are a firm favourite with rabbits despite their low calcium content. They also contain sugar and starch. In moderation, they are not harmful. If the rabbit picks them out of the mixture and eats a lot of flaked peas, it will be eating a very unbalanced, calcium and fibre deficient, fattening diet.
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Image x-conference/x-cooltalk Flaked rice
Rice is an unusual ingredient of muesli mixes but is sometimes included. It is high in carbohydrate, low in fibre and deficient in calcium.
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Image Free food for rabbits
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Image Kale (265g)
Kale sometimes has a bad reputation for rabbits because of its calcium content (approximately 1.3%). However it is 85% water, which means that a rabbit can eat a lot of it without eating a lot of calcium. This picture shows 265g kale, which is the amount that would provide 500mg. It is more than most rabbits would eat in a day. A typical bag of kale from the supermarket contains 200g. A big bag contains 400g.
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Image Leo eating greens
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Image ODS spreadsheet Locust bean pods
The whole locust bean pod is several inches long. It is hard and dry and contains several hard seeds that are used in the food industry. Crushed pieces of the pod used to be a common component of muesli mixes but the seeds sometimes made their way into the mixture as well. There were several fatalities in rabbits that swallowed the seeds and died from intestinal obstruction so the leading manufacturers withdraw locust beans from their mixtures.
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