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Oxbow Bunny Basics/T Rabbit Food

Anyone use this feed? Is it good for adult rabbits?


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Oxbow is a great company. Right now I'm using a pellet with higher protein and fat content since I have a young bun, but I use Oxbow Alfalfa Hay sometimes and plan on switching to their pellet once he's older.
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It's a great food and definitely one of the best available in the United States.

To be perfectly honest, I'm not completely happy with any of the available rabbit foods but companies are making progress and Oxbow is a good one . I'm also a fan of Sweet Meadow Farms. Kaytee Timothy Complete and Peter's Maintenance work in a pinch, both are intended for adults.




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That's the brand I use for my bunny crew. They all love their Oxbow and are doing good on it. I just feed them a small amount of pellets in the mornings for breakfast and for dinner they get a nice big salad, and of course unlimited grass hays.
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Thanks for giving your imput - I just recently found out that Purina changed their Show Formula and now Jude won't eat it and what he does eat causes severe constipation. So I will have to find another brand and supplement. With Judes long hair he has to have supplements.


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What kinds of supplements do you use?

I have a long haired bunny too but I don't use any supplements.
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I don't like any of the options for my bunny food, either. Most of them have nuts/seeds and grains. The one I found is alfalfa based (because my bunny is young) but it also has oats unfortunately. I chose it for the higher fat and protein but in a few months I can switch him to a food for older rabbits.

I also supplement his water with a multivitamin for rabbits.
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I also supplement his water with a multivitamin for rabbits.
Just a quick tip--save your money and don't buy those vitamins. They're pretty much useless . Most of those vitamins are inactivated by light/air and supplements aren't necessary if the rabbit is on a good quality pellet.




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Just a quick tip--save your money and don't buy those vitamins. They're pretty much useless . Most of those vitamins are inactivated by light/air and supplements aren't necessary if the rabbit is on a good quality pellet.

Well originally I bought it for a bun that I babysat a while ago who was suffering from poopy butt from a really poor diet and dehydration, but I ended up keeping them after he left. Now I'm just using them up and he seems to like the taste of his water. I figured it can't hurt since he's still growing but I don't think they're entirely necessary either.
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Oxbow is awesome and I fed both my rats and passed rabbits it. Its good for everything but babies.

Its really expensive compared to Harlan Teklad....but much easier to find.
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Its good for everything but babies.
They actually have a variety for growing rabbits, too, that's alfalfa-based .




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when did that happen? My class mate rescues bunnies...I will be sure to let her know! =]
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They've had a young/pregnant/elder rabbit formula for a long time -- I know it was around when I started rescuing about 5 years ago. The rat formula is not appropriate for babies, and there is not a young rat formula, maybe you got them mixed up.

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