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Last Post by Roberta at 9/11/2012 10:01 PM (8 Replies)
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User is Offline Mimzy
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9/10/2012 6:28 AM
Just took my little girl to the vet this morning for her checkup. I was nervous that she would get really scared but she did great! Even when they checked her temp vet said she's looks perfectly healthy, everything looks & sounds clear! I was worried about this since the person who got her, bought her from a flea market she weighs 5.8lbs at 6mos.

Anyway! I really liked the vet, he handled her very well but he said I need to get her some rabbit pellets? I have her on oxbow alfalfa (soon to be switched to Timothy). He said the rabbit pellets have vitamins in it that bunnies need & has other variety of food in it. I wanted to stay away from the food that has lots of other things in it, plus she ends up picking out what she likes best & kicks out what she doesn't like.
So does anyone have any other ways to get her the vitamins? What about vitamin blocks? Anyone use them?

One added thing, I'm getting her spayed by this vet later this month, he spays/neuters about 3-4 a year & has not had a loss from the surgery so far. That was great to hear! They spay at $141 I'm so happy she didn't fuss or anything, & Since it was her first visit, it was free! Only thing is they're kinda far hehe.
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User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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9/10/2012 10:48 PM
Free? Woo hoo!

Good to hear she's healthy. Re the pellets; Oxbow alfalfa and Timothy pellets are a complete food. They have the vitamins and minerals in it. No need for blocks or drops. Plus, bunnies make their own vital nutrients in their cecals.

Not sure what your vet is suggesting she have if he/she knows Mimzy already has oxbow rabbit pellets.

User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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9/10/2012 10:54 PM
Oh! Do you mean you have her on oxbow alfalfa hay? Not pellets?

The pellets are pellet only. They're not like the cereal mixes you see with seeds and grains.
You can feed a pellet free diet though, by giving a wide variety of greens and using different hays.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/11/2012 1:07 AM
Yay for a healthy bunny!!! Free vet visit? Wow, you better hang on to this vet!
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User is Offline Mimzy
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9/11/2012 6:04 AM
Jerseygirl - I have her on oxbow Timothy hay and oxbow alfalfa pellets. I figured oxbow already has the vitamins in it but I threw away the bag already so thanks!!
She's also getting romaine & parsley. I want to add collard greens or something else but I haven't gone to the store yet.

That's probably the only thing that he said that I didn't care for too much. I think he just hadn't heard of oxbow? Otherwise, he was great with handling her
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User is Offline jerseygirl
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9/11/2012 7:13 AM
Her diet sounds perfect then.

User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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9/11/2012 2:39 PM
Have you tried wild fennel too, mine adore it and its on the HRS list as a staple. I collect it from the verge near the market gardens on my way home through the Nowergup Valley.... (I have been checking out recipes lately and they might have to start sharing it with me
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User is Offline Mimzy
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9/11/2012 9:26 PM
Actually haven't heard of that, Roberta. I'll look around & see if I can find it & check it out
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User is Offline Roberta
Wanneroo, Western Australia
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9/11/2012 10:01 PM
Here's some links... (although our wild fennel looks much fuller and floofier but it could just be the seasonal differences)
http://www.pennilessparenting.com/2...-food.html
http://www.herbsociety.org/factshee...fennel.pdf
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