I agree, it is definitely fattening and they love those pellets because they have mollasses in them. But like I said, I feed a very small amount so its more like a treat. I'm going to look into getting some timothy pellets soon and trying again.Sandra said:bubba
I heard that Kaytee is fatning and not a good choice for pellets. This should help you out:
What makes a good pellet?
For the houserabbit pellets are a source of energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. An ideal pellet would have a nutritional analysis something like:
Crude fiber: 20-25%
Crude protein: 13-15%
Crude fat: < 2%
A good pellet should also be labeled with a manufacture date and a lot code. Presence of a milling date assures you that the pellets are fresh. Lot codes are necessary for proper quality control.
I just wanted to let you know that I ordered some Oxbow today! I called around to some feed stores that supposedly carried it, but when I called they all said they didn't. I did find a small company that is run by a very nice lady. She does it out of her home and is not far away from me at all. So I ordered the Bunny Basics and some orchard grass, and I'll get it Monday. Just wanted to let you know. The lady is super nice so I'll definitely be ordering from her in the future!Sandra said:Oh wow! Sorry but I think you should switch pellet brand. My alfalfa based pellets from Oxbow is 15% protein, 2% fat and 22%-25% fiber. The Timothy based pellets from Oxbow is 14% protein, 1.5% fat and 25%-28% fiber. You can go on their website: http://www.oxbowhay.com/ to check out other wonderful things they have for bunnies. And they have a section where you can make a search based on your zip code to find a store near you that sells Oxbow. Me I have to drive 2 hours to Montreal for that ONLY vet that sells Oxbow...worth it! I guess you'll have to order online or by phone to get Oxbow if no stores near you.