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I've gradlually been introducing new vegetables to Boo's diet however when researching whats safe and whats not there is confusing and contradicting advice on what types of vegetables and the amounts of these vegetables are suitable. What does everyone feed their buns and how much?
So far Boo gets spinach, romaine lettuce, little bit parsley, kale and broccoli. He wnt touch carrot and hates basil unless its in biscuit form. I wanted to extend the variety of vegetables he gets but some books suggest lots of cabbage types veggies whereas other suggest limiting these or ruling them out completely. Its all so confusing!!
Tallullu - I rarely feed any solid veggies, except every once in awhile broccoli. I stick to leafy green veggies
I follow the guidelines of the House Rabbit Society
Romaine lettuce, parsley (both Italian and the bushy kind), dandelion greens, cilantro, mint, chicory, baby bok choy. I feed Kale in a blue moon because Jack loves it but gets that white sludge when he eats it.
The problem with the cabbage type veggies is it can cause gas and bloat in some bunnies. Which is painful, which then can lead to gi stasis (a slow down or stop of the intestinal tract.), and that is not good!
I know this is not only what the HRS cautions, but I have seen it myself with my bunnies. Rucy can't handle too much of that because she gets bloat and it gets serious.
Hope that helps!
I am so glad that this forum is helping you out. That is exactly what it is meant for! YEAH!
I am also glad you read my post through all the typos! I went back over it because I have been speeding though this afternoon as it's sort of hectic here, and I went back to double check and my post was a mess. I better check my others.