@Dr.Lo Potable water, and yes that includes tap water, in Davao City is considered one the cleanest water in the world.. so don't lose hope about OUR 3rd world country...
I'm not sure, I'm not an expert, but I think the "water spinach" mentioned was Ipomoea aquatica or what you may know as Kangkong? Although it's called "spinach" or "cabbage" is not actually such nor even remotely related to the usual spinach and cabbages. Interesting about this is a lot of scientific and economic studies considered feeding kangkong to rabbits is beneficial for the rabbit and the breeder. It's been a practice of rabbit growers throughout the Asian region for a very long time.
"Water spinash is palatable to rabbits (Doan Thi Gang et al., 2006) but the leaves are more easily eaten than the stems (Hongthong Phimmmasan et al., 2004). In rabbits fed a concentrate diet, fresh water spinach resulted in a slightly higher intake and daily gain (21.9 g/d) than sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas). The best performances were obtained when adding Guinea grass (Megathyrsus maximus) to sweet potato vines, water spinash or a mixture of both forages, though the digestibility of the diets was lower (Doan Thi Gang et al., 2006). Rabbits fed only on fresh water spinach gained 18.1 g/d (Hongthong Phimmmasan et al., 2004)." http://www.trc.zootechnie.fr/node/136
Charcoal lala-loves kangkong and zero issues on poop or pee. I'm thankful she's not too fickle about food else it will break my bank.
Sir, there is a reputable hay supplier from Singapore: Brio-life(that is if you can't stand local distributors or horse stable fares)... and they can ship to the Philppines lesser postage fee and you won't have to wait for 6 months for your balikbayan box. http://www.facebook.com/briolife.singapore
I think US rabbits are bred and fed differently from local rabbits her in the Philippines. They eventually evolved to adapt to the place where they are reared.
with that done...
OMG! I've been uber busy the past weeks, it's crazy!!! Down time with Charcoal is the only thing that's keeping me sane!
She has grown so big and loves exploring... I should've called her Dora instead.
Charcoal waves hello!