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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Papaya tablets vs. Dried papaya
Last Post by skunklionshow at 10/15/2008 12:34 PM (17 Replies)
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User is Offline Gina Won
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10/12/2006 5:28 PM
Which do your bunnies prefer, tablets or the dried fruit version? Also, what are the pros and cons of each if you happen to know?
I'm wondering because I just switched to papaya tablets from the dried stuff and while Seamus loves them, Flops won't touch hers! I wonder if it has to do with the texture. Those little papaya cubes look nice and substantial compared to the chalky, dry little tabs.

User is Offline BB
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10/14/2006 9:35 PM
I'm thinking that the dried papaya is more concentrated in sugars.  So IF that is the case, then that would be a con.  But  I can't remember why I think that, if I read it somewhere or what, so I'll need to ask around and do a little research, and I'll come back with an answer.

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/15/2006 6:48 PM
okay, thanks muchly binkybun! no rush. it seems as though floppy has come around because now she will eat the tablets. i think she just had to get used to them. for some reason it seems to me that the tablets may have a higher concentration of digestive enzymes because since she's started taking them, her poopies have been a bit better (she was having a little trouble before). i might be imagining it though!

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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10/15/2006 9:30 PM
it can be a little difficult to find unsweetened dried papaya. although - someone was asking on LJ about those new kaytee papaya toppings and we discovered don't have sugar added. keep in mind that oxbow's papaya tablets also have pineapple in them, which also is an enzyme.

looking at the bottle and also at oxbow's site I couldn't find a analysis of nutritional info on the tablets, nor checking about the kaytee toppers either. so maybe Binkybunny will have better luck in answering the nutrition question
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User is Offline poopy
Orange County, CA
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12/25/2006 2:50 PM
I get the papaya tablets for humans (in California we have a store called Trader Joes where I get them from but I'm sure you can get them other places in the vitamin section). Has basically the same ingredients as rabbit ones and less expensive.
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User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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12/26/2006 4:09 AM
I haven't been able to find the papaya tablets in the pet stores around here, but I did buy some of the Kaytee dried papaya.  Sable loves it.  Never thought about going in the health food store for the papaya tablets made for humans.  I'll be interested in how they compare.  We only give Sable 2 or 3 of the dried cubes (if the cube is larger than usual I break it into 2 just in case he's counting ;-) as his reward for going into his cage at night.
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User is Offline poopy
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12/26/2006 7:44 AM
you could try dried papaya or pineapple for humans (unsweetened). kaytee tends to add LOTS of gross additives.
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User is Offline Anita Stark
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1/04/2007 3:01 AM
Finally looked at the label, it's not Kaytee, the dried papaya is from Sunseed and the only ingredient listed on the label is papaya so I hope that's really all that's in there. 
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User is Offline nikiway
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9/07/2008 7:22 AM
Posted By anitastark on 01/04/2007 5:01 AM
Finally looked at the label, it's not Kaytee, the dried papaya is from Sunseed and the only ingredient listed on the label is papaya so I hope that's really all that's in there. 



I was looking at the Sunseed papaya from petsmart because they don't have the tablets.  Has anyone actually used these? I'm afraid to buy anything other than the oxbow food from the bun section because everthing there is usually junkola!
I'm trying to decide if I want to give Atti the Tablets or buy the Sunseed.   Is one a better choice than the other?
idk if I should just order the tablets from BB when I order hay or if I should pick up a bag of the Sunseed when I go to get kitty food.


User is Offline PeppersMama
Evansville, Indiana
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9/07/2008 9:19 AM
there is another thread in here that was talking about how you can give them the actual fruit. i tried this, but so far pepper wont touch it, so i dunno how thats going to go lol! what does the packaging on the papaya from petsmart look like? i havent found it at our petsmart yet there are bottles of kaytee papaya, rose hip, and raisins though. are those any good for buns?
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User is Offline BunMumTiff
Brampton Ontario
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9/07/2008 9:40 AM
I have a pack of dried papya from petsmart, we dont have the tablets here yet still looking though. Maybe at bunfest a vendor wll hav some
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User is Offline Balefulregards
Montreal
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9/07/2008 11:26 AM
I get the Papaya (dried and non-sweetened) from a local market. I am fortunate that in Montreal I have an amazing assortment of markets to chose from.
Coco seems to like the dried chunks better than the tablets, although she hasn't said no to the Oxbow tablets.

BUT ( and here is the news) I just did a "market survey" about Oxbow dried Papaya treats - specifically the packaging. So I think these will be showing up on the shelves before too long.

User is Offline nikiway
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9/07/2008 12:29 PM
Posted By PeppersMama on 09/07/2008 11:19 AM
there is another thread in here that was talking about how you can give them the actual fruit. i tried this, but so far pepper wont touch it, so i dunno how thats going to go lol! what does the packaging on the papaya from petsmart look like? i havent found it at our petsmart yet there are bottles of kaytee papaya, rose hip, and raisins though. are those any good for buns?



I don't have the extra time these days with school to go out to the store and figure out what a real papaya looks like. Let alone clean, cut and store!
But I went to petsmart's website  and put "papaya" as the search and they have...

http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2754194
I'm too lazy to save pic and post lol.

I'm not sure the next time I'll be making a trip up to PS, but I want to make sure it's not poison to my Atti!


User is Offline Beka27
Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
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9/08/2008 6:02 AM
those look like candy. ^^^

my local petstore is now carrying oxbow products, including the papaya tablets. i also heard that petsmart is starting to carry some of the oxbow items.
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User is Offline nikiway
Ohio
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9/08/2008 4:03 PM

Posted By Beka27 on 09/08/2008 8:02 AM
those look like candy. ^^^

I know! Petsmart.com doesn't show any Oxbow tablets.  I think I'll just order some from BB when I get my hay.


User is Offline Battie
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9/11/2008 8:09 AM
I bought the dried ones from Petsmart. I don't know about health value but Quincy just loves them. How many do you give them? The package doesn't make it sound like there's a limit but I keep it to just a few to be safe.

Petsmart is selling other Oxbow products now, but the Timothy hay seems to sell out fast. I managed to snag a bag the other day though. :-)

User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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10/15/2008 9:35 AM

Sable has been getting a couple of pieces of the Sunseed papaya every night for most of his life now.  He adores it.  I've tried tablets and even a different brand of dried papaya but he likes the Sunseed best.  He just has to hear the crinkling of the package and he's in his pen doing a happy bunny dance.

 

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User is Offline skunklionshow
City of Brotherly "Shove"
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10/15/2008 12:34 PM

Jessi loves Papaya tabs, but Leo will only eat the dried papaya.  I get dried unsweetened from the grocery store.  It's easier to find at Whole Paycheck...I mean whole foods!  You can get human papaya tabs in extensive vitamin selections.

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