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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Purina rabbit chow show? pellets
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 8/05/2012 3:40 AM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline K
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8/03/2012 7:36 PM
I bought my rabbit from a wonderful breeder. The breeder was feeding Purina mills Rabbit chow SHOW pellets to mom, and so all the babies were weaned onto that. Breeder gave me a large bag of the pellets when we bought our boy to ensure a smooth and stress free transition.

We only have like 3lbs of the food left and are having trouble deciding on whether we keep feeding the SHOW or switch to another brand. The feed store only carriers Purina products, so if possible we would like to stick to that brand. There is a petco about 1 hour away but they only carry rabbit pellets with seeds and dried fruit mixed in.

Our little boy was born in May 1. He isnt neutered and wont be until his testicles drop. (Vet says) He really likes his pellets, he eats all of them right after he cleans up his salad.

User is Offline BB
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8/03/2012 11:26 PM

I just checked on the nutrition stats and I think that because your rabbit is young, the alfalfa based pellets are fine for a growing bunny. It doesn't have the dried fruit and junk it so that is good.   But as she reaches adulthood, you should look at changing the pellets that are better for adults.  (Most are not alfalfa based -- they are instead grass based which is higher fiber, lower protein, lower fat)   Long-haired bunnies though may have slightly different protein requirements. 

We follow the HRS Diet Guidelines so this may help you know when to wean your bunny off of Alfalfa Based Pellets. You should not just switch but create a mix and wean a bunny from the original pellet over a few weeks. 

I personally prefer Oxbow, but as long as the nutrition values match with the HRS guidelines then you can find a pellet that is healthy but easier for you to get. 

By the way, welcome to BinkyBunny and Congratulation on your new bunny. You have to share photos!  

User is Offline TH004
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8/04/2012 11:37 PM
I too prefer Oxbow. I purchased it for about a year online, since local stores didn't carry it (I always got free shipping by waiting for the free shipping deals and/or ordering enough to reach a certain total, such as by adding litter to the order). I asked about it every time I came in to the local stores still Now, one local chain carries it!

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/05/2012 3:40 AM
I think Oxbow quality can't be beat.
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