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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > I cant find hay !
Last Post by Beka27 at 10/29/2012 2:28 AM (53 Replies)
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User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/17/2011 3:05 AM

 Hey, i live in philippines. I am a rabbit owner(2weeks). Now, i only feed my 2 bunnies a grass that grows in my backyard, and i know that too much grass is not good for rabbits. Here in my place, we only have DAYAMI (http://raisinggoat.proboards.com/in...d=12_-just translate it to english-, a hay, but its nutrients is not enough for my cute bunnies, i am worried because my rabbits poo now is black not thier usual poo which is brown."(.help me please..


User is Offline meow1
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4/17/2011 6:57 AM
If you can find any sort of pet supply store, farm supply store, or anywhere that has horses-you could contact them and ask them if they carry hay and what kind and if they can get you what you need.

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/17/2011 7:04 AM

some petshops here in our place feed their bunnies water spinach, is it okey for them? and also breeders here in philippines use that")


User is Offline meow1
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4/17/2011 7:17 AM
I'm really not sure. Maybe someone else around here will know.
Are there any veterinarians there that deal with horses and other farm animals that you could contact?

User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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4/17/2011 8:51 AM
There has been a new member here recently who also lives in the Phillipines; maybe you can send her a message ask her how she handles the hay problem. Her username is Charcoal's mom, you can look up her profile through search.
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline BB
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4/17/2011 10:28 AM

 I found this link to a store located in the phillipines that also ships.  http://philippinepethaven.com/forum...amp;page=6

If you scroll down to comments ithine the stores home page, it looks like they answer people's questions -- one being about do they carry Timothy Hay.  They said they don't carry Timothy, but they carry Versele Laga Hay.  i wasn't sure what that was but it looks like it a type of mountain grass -- Here is the link to the actual product description.  http://www.versele-laga.com/nutri/n...;pro=22751

 


User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/17/2011 9:16 PM

thank you very much. I will buy that products soon, dont have enough money now because its summer and  because its summer it means no allowance LoL.


User is Offline LoveChaCha
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4/17/2011 10:38 PM
Is there a way that you could do some chores to earn money? Hay is a very critical thing for bunnies to have.
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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4/17/2011 10:39 PM
Indeed. It can't wait until summer is over, your bunnies need hay as soon as possible

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/18/2011 3:12 AM
naah...i dont know how to earn money, sometimes i helped my mom in her store but i am doing it without any return like money, Lol, she just giving me foods")haha..i think my bunnies should wait for their timothy hay, grass is enough for them FOR NOW."(.huhuh

User is Offline charcoal's mom
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4/18/2011 3:31 AM
Hi ILovebunny! Kamusta? Taga-san ka? {How are you? Where are you from?}

I was out shopping for my bunny today (she got a new food dish and fresh supply of pellets) and I got shocked with the number of bunnies up for sale in the malls here in Davao. I want to buy them all since they're so young, I'm guessing about 2 weeks old, and give them a good home. But I already got my hands full with my own bun. It's just so heartbreaking looking at those bunnies. Easter is also coming up, more bunnies up for sale... and I'm seeing little kids grabbing them like crazy...

Yes, hay is a problem here in the Philippines, luckily after tireless research online and calling every petstore in the phonebook, I found one who had 2 small bales of alfalfa hay available. You might want to check the local stores in your area, ask if they carry exotic pets since rabbits are considered as such and ask for hay. Alfalfa is good up to 6 months, after that, switch to Timothy. But I guess Timothy is okay all throughout, if that's the only one they have available. Try also a vet which does service to horses, I'm sure they can give you info on where their clients get hay. Check with a vet for vitamins suitable for rabbits too...

Also, I've gotten in contact with a Quezon City based pet supplies seller online. She has beddings, rabbit pellets, treats and hay -- can be for pickup, meet up or shipping. This is the link, she also has a facebook you can befriend for more info/pics, just check the details:

http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/1761482/S%3EImported+wood+shavings,Hay,+cages+and+carriers....?referralKeywords=sergeant+s+shampoo+dogs.

About water spinach, that's kangkong right? A lot of rabbits breeders in Asia feed their rabbits with Kangkong, studies have been conducted about this. Try a bit of Kangkong as a once a day treat, monitor his poo though. We have a small garden, so fresh grass is accessible, I feed her that every morning in big amounts.

Water was a struggle then since a small bunny can get water into their noses when drinking from a bowl, so what I did is feeding her thru a small syringe (pry off the needle of course) or a cottonbud/qtip and offer it by touching the side of its mouth. I've read somewhere that you will need KMR (kitten milk replacement) for the very young bunnies, but since we don't really have that in the Philippines, I substituted with diluted evaporated milk 1:2 parts of water (which I also read online). Someone also recommended to give small amounts of Yakult to enhance gastric health.

My bunny is about 7 weeks now, eating like there's no tomorrow. I give her a vegetable ration twice a day, here are her faves: bokchoy, pechay, kangkong. I alternate that everyday, she's eating about 1 cup per feeding (roughly chopped). Pellets are still unlimited and hay is always available. She gets a carrot slice everyday. Water feeder is refreshed every day, she's fickle about the temp of the water, it's has to be cool. Spoiled brat.

Where do you keep your rabbit? Philippine summer weather is too hot for a rabbit. I keep mine indoors, but since we don't have airconditioning, I make sure during the day she has an ice bottle on her bed so she can lay beside it to keep cool. (Just fill a used mineral water bottle with tap water, freeze until solid and wrap with a thin towel)

Be sure to bookmark this site and be not afraid to ask questions! People here have been an amazing help in raising my Charcoal!

Hmmm... hey guys, I'm also not so sure about the color, but mine are about like large-puffed black peppercorns. Uhm, forum leaders, is that normal?

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/18/2011 3:52 AM
thank you very much, yeah summer here in the philippines is like in the hell LoL..i live in nueva ecija, and i keep my bunnies indoor, next to my pc, so that i can watch them every minute. thanks for that site, it is only 250, unlike other online sites that costs 305+.my bunnies are 3 weeks old now, they grow up so fast")...and i have to make a big cage now, a very big cage.haha..and my dogs really want to play with them, but i am so afraid they might kill my bunnies! haha ! it is like -hey you, give that rats, i want to play with them- my dogs like chasing the rats in our house.hehe..

User is Offline charcoal's mom
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4/18/2011 4:10 AM
Yes, the bigger cage the better. They grow up so fast and need a lot of space to run about else they'll feel very cramped, about 4x their stretched out size. I also sectioned her cage into 3 areas: bed (made of an old towel), litter (shredded newspaper topped with wood shavings) and food & play (food dish, water feeder and toys)... it's better this way to somehow litter train them ---poo and pee on the same spot. Cleaning must be done religiously (every other day), or else you'll have a stinky rabbit.

I have dogs too, so far they know not to mess with the bunny or else they'll be hearing from me.

User is Offline Sarita
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4/18/2011 4:19 AM
Charcoal's mom - yes that is fine for the fecal poops.

Thanks for giving Mybunniesneedyourhelp such good advice too!

User is Offline charcoal's mom
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4/18/2011 4:38 AM
No problem. I'm just paying forward the help you guys gave me.

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/18/2011 5:31 AM
i am in litter train mode now for my two rabbits, so far so good.And wait, a minute now before i online, i step on my rabbit play area and whistler flop and wiggles also flop next to him, so cute.hehe.

User is Offline mybunniesneedyourhelp
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4/22/2011 7:01 AM
na-spayed(neutered) mu na rabbit mu?

User is Offline jerseygirl
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4/22/2011 11:28 AM
Are their names Wiggles and Whistler? Very cute.

Do you know how old the rabbits are? And if they are boy or girl? You might have to keep them apart so they don't have babies.

Their poo is probably darker in colour because they are eating alot of green. Grass is natural in a rabbit diet. The poos should be round and dry and there should be lots of it!

Are you near San Jose City? My sister lived there for the past year. : )

User is Offline charcoal's mom
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4/22/2011 9:01 PM
I don't think my rabbit is old enough to be spayed. She's around 7 weeks.

User is Offline BB
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4/22/2011 9:12 PM
yep...too young to be spayed.
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