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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Rabbit Needs to Go on A "Diet"
Last Post by Monkeybun at 5/30/2012 6:19 PM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline bmt87
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5/28/2012 3:08 PM

So - as many of you know - Lola was in her grandparents care for 9 days and she now is back in her bunny mansion lounging about happily!  I left them with some strict dietary instructions BUT, unfortunately, I gave them her tupperware container FULL of food and it is all gone except about 1 cup (the container holds about 10+ total).  She definitely looks like she put on some weight but I am not sure exactly how much...  What should I do?  Right now she gets 1/4 cup of pellets with breakfast and a handful of veggies with breakfast and a handful at dinner as well as random treats (less than 2 tbsp a day)...

Thanks in advance!

Edit: and, of course, unlimited hay!

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User is Offline LBJ10
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5/28/2012 7:31 PM
LOL
I'm sorry, but that is sort of funny. That sounds like something my mom would do. I don't know if 9 days of over eating is enough for her to have gained a significant amount of weight. I would think she would be fine after being fed an appropriate amount of food for awhile. If she still seems pudgy, you might then consider restricting her intact a little bit more.

User is Offline Stickerbunny
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5/28/2012 8:07 PM
If you have a scale for meat or a pet one you could weigh her. But yeah after being back on the normal diet for a while she should be fine. Encourage her to run more by making her come to you for her treats.

User is Offline Monkeybun
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5/29/2012 1:17 AM
Or, if she really does need to lose weight, make her run for veggie treats instead of normal treats for awhile

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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5/29/2012 2:38 AM
I would reduce her pellets a bit. How old is she again.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
South Florida
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5/30/2012 2:49 AM
We all gain a bit while on vacation at the grandparent's.
Lots more hay. 1/8 - 1/4 cup pellets once a day only.
MB's suggestion of fresh treats is good, though I'd go with a baby carrot more than banana slices (still fattening). Fewer treats means she'll turn to her basic food and finish it first. Lot's of greens that are her favorite.
 photo CarrotCrop100x500BBSiggy_zps0f2147e4.jpg Have your people call my people. We'll do carrots.

User is Offline bmt87
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5/30/2012 5:33 PM
I don't know why I didn't get e-mail notifications for this or else I would have responded earlier!

She is about 3 pounds. I will definitely follow all of your suggestions with reducing the pellets and increasing fresh greens .... that is after we get over the current fiasco of consuming plastic. *shaking head*putting palm to forehead* oh buns, why must you make life so difficult? if you weren't so fluffy and adorable.....
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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5/30/2012 6:19 PM
my largest bun, at 4lbs, gets 1/8 cup pellets per day. Thats plenty enough
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