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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ottawa, Ont. Canada
Cheetara03, my bunny too has black poos!? Their hard and blackish. He's been having them for a while. I also was wondering if that is normal??!! Give your bun time to make a food change. At least 1 month. He is used to the protein in the Kaytee so it's normal that he refuses to eat the good stuff. Just give it time, 1 month. Pellets isnt the bulk of a rabbits diet so it's less concern there, but Katee is not good pellets for a rabbit house pet. Those are more for breeding and meat rabbits. I give my bunny: oat hay, brome hay, Timothy hay, Orchard hay, Bermuda hay, mixes oat/wheat/barley and oat/wheat/rye and his favourite mixed hay. So he has a lot of choice! And that is a good thing for your bunny. Get him different hays. With oat hay, your bun's poos will be bigger and browner..... As for veggies, if your bun has 3 different veggies per day with one being high in vit A, he is fine. When I go at the grocery store I get 3 veggies it last me about 1 week so my bun has different ones every week. For treats, keep it REAL SMALL no more than once a day. BTW what Oxbow pellets are you giving your bun. If you are giving the Timothy based pellets, that's a HUGE change from your katee. Maybe you should go for the Oxbow alfalfa based pellets first (change over 1 month from your Kaytee) and when he's eating the Oxbow alfalfa based pellets, change over the Timothy based pellets (again, change over 1 month). I think that would be the best thing to do.
Last edited by Sandra; 11-14-2004 at 08:03 AM.