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Home Forums DIET & CARE Diet for 15 week old rabbits

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    Cay07
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    Hi everyone,

    I’ve currently got 3 male rabbits who are all 15 weeks old. I just wanted to see what others fed their rabbits at this age as everywhere says different things.

    Here’s their timetable:

    Morning:
    A ceramic bowl of junior excell burgess pellets in the morning (I’m in the process of weaning them onto the adult pellets ready for 16 weeks)
    A range of veggies/fruit- e.g, romaine lettuce, sugar snap peas, kale, spinach, mint, parsley and then apple or carrots once/twice a week
    Obviously their water and lots of hay (the same size of them is the sizing I go off and seems to be enough)

    Lunch:
    Refill water bowls/bottles
    Check the hay but there’s always enough

    Evening:
    Check their pellets
    Check their hay, give more if they’ve ran out (never happens lol)
    Refill water bows/bottles

    Originally I used to do half pellets in the morning and half in the evening but I found they eat better when given it in the morning as they are good at rationing through the day.

    As they get bigger I will start to give them more veggies in the evening but as they’re still relatively new to the veggie life I’m taking it slowly- hopefully not too slowly.

    Any tips anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated! Even if you just share your timetable for young rabbits (around the same age) that would be great!!


    #1894063

    Kiki
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    Go sparingly on the kale and sugar snap peas. Sugar snap peas should be more of a treat because of the sugar. Kale I have read mixed things on about calcium levels and their kidneys. I was told not to give these things until Indie was at least 4 months old, but if it has been going well then carry on. I give Indie high protein pellets 1/4 of a cup a day because she’s only about 5 lbs.


    #1894090

    Cay07
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    Hi, thanks for your reply!

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has seen mixed things about kale. My bunnies usually have it about 3 times a week, I hope that’s not too many. The sugarsnap peas are only given maybe twice a week if that, mainly because I eat them lol.

    When I measured out how many pellets to give them, the recommendations say 50-60g which is the equivalent of three handfuls for me. I may have to measure using a cup but it’s definitely more than that. I might weigh them in the next few days and check with my vet


    #1894100

    Kiki
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    I would check with your vet They are very helpful


    #1894197

    Sirius&Luna
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    Their diet sounds about right I’ve never fed sugar snap peas myself so I’m not sure if they’re bunny safe, but I’m sure you’ve checked. My buns love coriander/cilantro, so that might be a good option to add to your rotation

    Are they all living together? I ask because baby buns get on with anyone, but as they start to mature and their hormones kick in, normally around the 4 month mark, they tend to get very aggressive and will suddenly start fighting, even buns that have been together since birth. It’s best to separate them before they fight, then get them all neutered before going through a bonding process so that they can live together permanently


    #1894198

    Cay07
    Participant

    Thank you for your reply!

    I feed the sugar snap peas as more of a treat once or twice a week but from my research and experience they are safe . Coriander sounds good, I might try that with them next once they are used to cucumber (my latest food for them). 

    I wish I had known this last week, they all lived together and they have all been neutered nearly two weeks ago. Unfortunately they started fighting last week so I separated them straight away and am waiting a month then will start bonding them again 


    #1894203

    Sirius&Luna
    Participant

    Oh dear! Well I’m glad they’re separated now Head over to the bonding forum if you need any bonding tips when you’re ready


    #1894208

    Bunny House
    Participant

    I would keep them separated until all of then ate neutered and then wait a month after and then start bonding them.


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