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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation Help! Bunny under fed and abused!

Hi, I work at an animal shelter and just accepted a under cared for rabbit, it’s a Mini Lop-Ear rabbit and is so thin I can feel every bone in its body! What are some good foods I can give him to help fatten the little fella up? Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!
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HAY!! Hay is the most important thing for a bun to eat. Timothy hay for adults alfalfa hay for young buns. Give him as much as he can eat and then offer him more. They should always have unlimited hay.

I feed pellets - again timothy based for adults and alfalfa for babies. They should be limited depending upon weight. Do you have a vet on staff? I am sure he/she can tell you how much the bun should get.

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Since it needs to bulk up could you mix timothy with alfalfa hay and pellets?

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Alfalfa-based pellets and/or hay will help a lot. Have you spoken to a vet? They might have more ideas.




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I would resist trying to put her on a bunch of rich foods at this point -- her system is probably really delicate and not used to things like alfalfa. I'd start her on a very mild timothy hay/pellet diet, and get her stabilized and get her to see a vet ASAP!

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Thanks guys, i went to the vet yesterday and she said the bunny will be okay, to feed her a specific diet (including hay and pellets ) and she is starting to get more lively. I will keep you all posted! thanks for all the help!
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