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I have been looking for good dry fruit for little Thumper. Everything I find has sugar (not to mention that it is not that cheap).
I was just wondering, has anyone ever played with the idea for doing it at home. At Target, I found that they have dehydrator's for around $40. Might seem expensive but I think in the long run, it might be cheaper than paying crazy prices for the dry fruit.
Has anyone tried? If so, how did it go? If not, does this sound like a good alternative? I just want to see my little cutie happy without compromising his health.
Thx for the replies guys. I have just been given info to a health food store not to far from me that sells Just Tomatoes products that seem to be good. I am going to check them out.
I haven't tried the dry food w/Thumper yet so I am definately going to try them before I buy a dehydrator but I tell ya, I seriously don't think there has been anything he didn't like! He is a glutten!
I'm going to look when I get home at the dried apples I bought...they were no sugar added.
Can I suggest tinned fruit? I find its much cheaper then dried fruit, plus maybe less sugar in a serving? Also I can get a giant thing of pineapple (which is supposed to work like papaya at reducing hair balls) for less then fifty cents at walmart!....I get mixed fruit and peaches, mandarins, pineapples etc. It's all stuff they can have. I give them maybe about a handful a day, with a couple of raisins or peices of dried apple or banana and their greens. I've found that tinned is much cheaper then the dried, and they seem to like it better (although my piggies rarely turn their nose up at anything!)
OI! It's hard to get all this diet stuff correct! We went to more hay and veggies/fruits about two months ago (I'd say it took about six weeks to do a slow switch from kibbles)...They still have kibbles but I want them to mostly have hay and freash food-and I want to get it right
What about the one's that say "in light syrup"? I always drain the syrup and rinse the fruit...but ...??What should I be careful of (their umn, regularity or just extra calories?)
Sugar is a dietary concern for rabbits as it can make them obese, avoid the fresh veggies they should eat and too much can cause an imbalance in the good flora in their GI tract. Just like human kids, too much of a good thing can be bad for them. I would avoid the light syrup (usually corn syrup, fructose & water) ones all together and just stick with fresh.