ooh, yes, you did marmaduke. sorry, I never replied to your Q. no, no chick for me, altho I would love some. I would fear for them too much with the boys plus the garden is just a wee bit too small!!!
we have tried putting the new bunny in the garden in a little run while star comes and sniffs at her (star has the run of the entire garden). so far, lots of sniffing.......hoping that at some point next week we can try them full on again<<fingers crossed>>
grimma, LOL, no I guess she won't starve.....altho the bunny is right now gnawing at the bars of the hutch......is she trying to tell me somehting about the food???
thisisyesterday.......does yiou bunny still do it tho???
We have rats, & when we feed them mixed food they also pick out the bits they like & spray the rest across the room
However we mostly feed them rat nuggets from Pets at Home - PaH is a crap shop for buying livestock, but their mixed-up nuggets are brill & there is no waste, & I think they make a rabbit equivalent so IIWY I would get down there & buy that
psycho you should be feeding her whatever she was fed on by whomever you got her from! rabbits get upset tummies very easily so it's important not to change their food, or if you do change it to do so gradually.
I wouldn't worry too much about "baby" rabbit food. none of mine ever had it and they were fine
they did not mention however the ability to throw food about tho!!!
star is fussy too (t'other bunny), but not so noticable and also, she is neat in her fussiness.....no throwing food from star.
this is the first time we have had a bunny from tiny tho (well, we bred bunnies years ago, but they went once they were weaned and I cannot remember mess like this, altho they did eat same food as their mum, similar to what we have now!)....star was two when we got her, her previous owner could not cope with her and hunny as she was pregnant and the smell of them made her ill.
in fact, all of our rabbits have come to us from being unwanted. this is the first time we have gone and got one!
Excel do a young rabbit pellet that is great for them, they can then move onto the normal one. Mix half and half at first then gradually increase the pellets over a few days. Make sure she has plenty of hay and hard greens (cabbage/carrot tops/broccoli) not lettuce and watery veg. Run time should be in hours not minutes if possible. I am sure you know already that if you shut them up they get aggressive hence the other one having the run of the garden.
Also try giving her a toy or two - apple wood branches are supposed to be the best for knawing on.
I am v at your Bunnies. We lost our little man when he was 7yrs old and I was PG with DD, I was very upset and everyone thought I was mad I now can't imagine having another.
psycho - your not alone, once PaH ran out of the normal food we give our rabbit and she would not eat the pellets we bought instead - she went for about 4 days without eating. She does like the bunny brunch though. Just a quick point - NO LETTUCE - gives them diarrha (sp), told to me by a vet friend, although you prob knew this already
Hi. Not useful right now but IME most animals eat better when they have other animal that they are around as it suddenly means competition! You may find a slight improvement once you put the two bunnies together.
Admittedly I dont have much experience with rabbit specifically but most animals are similar in this sense.
thanking you for the advice tho. I have had bunnies for a long time now, but still quite a novice in some regards as I am actually allergic and so the kiddies take care of them (with DH's help), and they lie to cuddle and give love, and not really think about toys or chewy stuff.
<<wonders if that is why we have holes in bike tires if we leave the bikes near the rabbits, and the wires if they are inside>>