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Is it okay to give buns apples that are not full grown? In other words the apples have been picked early to let the other apples get bigger.
Another tip if you have your own trees and know that they are not sprayed: Buns love love love to eat apple branches, leaves and all. If you ever have to trim the trees, save the twigs for the bunnies!
Are you supposed to set them out in the sun first, and if so why?
If you are going to keep them for a while, dry them first so that they will last. If not, go ahead and feed them the branches right off of the tree.
If you want to make a nice tasty treat for your bun you can cook them. I made some to sell at our humane society bun store.
You just slice apples fairly slim, any kind. Lay them flat on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Sprinkle with just a little cinnamon. Set your oven to the lowest possible setting (150-200). It usually takes about 3hr. Your house will smell wonderful and you have a treat that will keep for quite some time that your buns will love!
I don't have the apple trees (I wish), but co-workers do. I have already gotten some branches from my boss and the buns LOVE them!
I will bake the apples - wonderful idea - thanks!