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Hey guys. I've been thinking about the amount of greens I feed Belle a day and I'm looking for some advice/guidance on the topic. Belle is turning 5 months on Thursday and at the moment she gets about 3/4 cup of a mix of Spring Greens and Romaine Lettuce with the odd basil leaf thrown in from time to time. I know she should be getting around 2 cups of greens when she's an adult but I'm not sure about as she grows. (She also gets 1/3 cup pellets & unlimited hay/water).
Do you think she is at an okay amount for now? I've been gradually increasing the amount of greens she's been getting since I got her as the lady I bought her from was already feeding her greens at 8 weeks (a piece of Spring Greens about the size of half a palm). I'm worried I'm not giving her enough for her age but I don't want to suddenly give her double what she gets just now in case it upsets her tummy.
Please don't tell me about greens per pound of rabbit because the last time I found out her weight she was much younger and smaller so I don't really know what she weighs. I'm looking for more of what you guys have done while giving your baby rabbit greens and if you think I'm going about it the right way ! Thanks guys .
At her age, I wouldn't decrease pellets (she could even be getting more, according to HRS guidelines). That brand of pellets certainly isn't so rich that she can't have a bit more as she's still growing. I would switch to a timothy based pellet once she's 8 months to a year old.
She looks like a holland lop from your siggy? Holland size can vary from 2-4lbs (and some even a bit larger if they are false dwarfs) so being small isn't an indication that anything's wrong with her. She's probably just a smaller bunny. My holland boy was full weight at 6 months, so she probably won't get much bigger.