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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-24-2007, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Strawberry tops?

Can rabbits have the top parts of strawberries? the green leafy part we always take off? i would assume its better to give them more of the top green bits than the fruit itself? anyone know?


Also they have a new oganic salad mix at the grocery store that looks really good, and i was thinking how convient it would be if we could give the rabbit that, when were short on time... but ive never even heard of some of the stuff in it, so i looked it up online to see what all was in it and heres a list..
Organic baby lettuces (red & green romaine, red & green oak leaf, lollo rosa, tango), organic red & green chard, organic mizuna, organic arugula, organic frisée, organic radicchio.

anyone know if any of this would be harmful to rabbits? all there salads looked really good, and seem alot fresher than other produce..



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i dunno about the health of rabbits, but i know raddichio is rather bitter, at least in my experience

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Strawberry tops are fine .

And as far as I know the mix should be ok. Lots of people feed those mixes to rabbits and I have before. But I think mine was different.




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i put a piece of strawberry in his dish and he wouldnt eat it, i held it out to him and he nibbled it a little but wasnt sure, what a bum. hes so stubborn when it comes to trying new foods, even if there yummy.. i think the first veggie we have him was cilontro and it took like a week to get him to even nibble it, now he loves it.

next time we goto the store maybe we'll get him one of those salad mixes, im intrested to try it myself, it looks yummy i think if we could find him a good mix like that as a base meal then mix in some other odds and ends he would get a healthier mix of veggies.. rather than just a few kinds at a time



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I used the bag mixes with Tabby. I got turned off when they began to have the problems last fall with the bagged spinach and I thought there was also a bagged salad mix that had issues. I thought that maybe the bag allowed the bacteria to build up. Nothing ever came out about that though.
I think the bags are a great base - like you said. They do offer so much variety that with only one bunny would be hard to do with unbagged veggies. With 3 buns I go through a lot of veggies so I need to buy 3 different things at a time. I could probably use 4 types at a time.
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There was one thing she tried right away and I think it was a peach.
Oliver is usually my good boy who will try anything. He has been a bit off the last few days. He is still eating just not like before.

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re: organic mix

That sounds like the same stuff I feed my buns. The label says Earthbound Farms organic mixed baby greens. I give them that every day as the base of their salad then add other veggies and sometimes some fruit. It's very convenient and I like the fact that there are so many different greens in it.
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That sounds like the same stuff I feed my buns. The label says Earthbound Farms organic mixed baby greens. I give them that every day as the base of their salad then add other veggies and sometimes some fruit. It's very convenient and I like the fact that there are so many different greens in it.

yup earthbound farms, same stuff



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My dogs like strawberry tops. My guinea pig liked them too, but I don't think the rabbits cared for them much.

The mix sounds ok, I've gotten mixes like that before...
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I feed the same brad as you guys. i give it to everyone ~ the ducks, chickens, goats, rabbits, the dog, even the goldfish! there are different things in there that you cant usually get in bulk at the stores. i also have given our rabbits whole strawberries. im sure if there were out and about outside they would nibble them.
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Bertie is such a fuss pot eater. I tried those bags of mixed leaves thinking it would be really good for him & he just wasen't interested. He will eat the strawberry tops, but not the strawberry & he dosen't seem to like any fruit at all.
Maybe some of you could let me know if it's essential that he has fruit?

I'm very lucky to work p/t in a fruit & veg shop, so I get lots of greens for free/cheap. If you have one near you, ask them to save a bag for you. Bertie likes parsley, mint, coriander, spinach (in small doses) the leaves from the cauliflowers (but not the head), carrot tops and broccolli.

I guess all bunnys don't like the same stuff, but I don't know if I should be concerned about his picky eating.
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