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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Greenish Oxbow Pellets
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 8/14/2012 1:33 AM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/08/2012 2:24 AM
Got a new bag of Oxbow last night and the pellets are green, not the usual brown. I'm assuming it's just a greener batch of hay. Bindi was like "uh...hmmm...no, these don't taste right". He's so picky. Anyone else notice a change in colour in the pellets? Did your bunnies refuse them?
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User is Offline Sarita
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8/08/2012 2:39 AM
It makes sense about the hay but also makes me wonder why pellets aren't green usually since hay is green, not brown....

User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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8/08/2012 3:26 AM
Ask Oxbow on their facebook page. They reply quickly.

User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/08/2012 3:45 AM
You know, if you'd asked me what color Oxbow pellets are, I'd have said green, not brown. I think of that as their normal color, kind of a forest green/brown combo.
So I'm inclined to think they are normal with the current batch and perhaps the color of the hay used previously made them more brown.

I do trust Bindi's judgement, however, so I'd encourage you to check out the facebook page with your question and let us know what they say.
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User is Offline tanlover14
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8/08/2012 4:30 AM
Weird -- I've used Oxbow the whole time I've had my buns and we've never had green pellets!
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User is Offline Malp_15
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8/08/2012 5:24 AM
The Oxbow alfalfa pellets are greener usually, but I've only ever had a greeny/brown timothy pellet.

User is Offline tanlover14
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8/08/2012 5:29 AM
I buy the alfalfa pellets for my buns since they're all still young and mine are always brown. :/
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User is Offline Malp_15
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8/08/2012 7:40 AM
hmmm... well I haven't bought any alfalfa pellets in over a year, so I guess I shouldn't talk

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/09/2012 1:32 AM
Left a message on their Facebook. Haven't heard back. Bindi ate them all this morning.
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/10/2012 1:08 AM
Oxbow Animal Health
Hi, Stephanie! Yes, the difference in color you are noticing is likely the result of slight variances between different batches of hay or other macro ingredients. This is perfectly normal and can expected. In terms of getting your bunny
to accept the pellets, we recommend mixing with some pellets from an existing or different bag. If this isn't an option, please contact our Customer Care team toll free at (800)249 0366 and they will be happy to provide some additional tips. Thanks!
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User is Offline Michelle&Lolli
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8/12/2012 8:48 AM
Are you sure you bought the adult timothy pellets? Because.................I thought I had and noticed they were greener than usual. My buns were also chowing down on them like no tomorrow. Looked at the bag and.....found I accidently bought the alfalfa ones. Whoops. Of course, it doesn't help that the bags are identical except for the..ahem...SMALLER type of which hay type they are. lol

Glad you got a decent response from them!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/13/2012 12:33 AM
Nope, they are def Adult. I always double check before I buy.
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User is Offline Michelle&Lolli
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8/13/2012 1:50 AM
Ok, well you are smarter than me! LOL I always double check now too.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/13/2012 10:52 AM
Have you called them? (I always think an email should be accompanied by a coupon for a free or discounted Oxbow product, but maybe manufacturers don't do that anymore.)
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/14/2012 1:33 AM
Nope, I just left a message on their Facebook page. I`ve complained about Oxbow products before (feathers in hay, etc) and they never gave me anything.
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