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Feeding Your Rabbits (with or without Pellets)

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Feeding Your Rabbits (with or without Pellets)
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Feeding Your Rabbits (with or without Pellets)

is our 74-page e-book providing comprehensive information on
all aspects of feeding rabbits.

Raising-Rabbits frequently receives questions about
feeding rabbits, for example

"What do rabbits eat?" Or,
"Can I feed this or that to my rabbit?"
Or,
"I gave my rabbit a huge bowl of lettuce, plus an oatmeal cookie, and some noodles and nuts.
Now it's putting out a dark ooze; what should I do?"  
 

Your rabbit's survival might depend on what it eats,
or might be threatened by what it shouldn't eat but does. 


How will "Feeding Your Rabbits" help you?
  • It'll help you be smart about feeding your rabbits
  • It'll help your rabbits stay healthy
  • It'll help you prevent more cases of rabbit diarrhea
  • It'll help you safely feed more than just rabbit pellets
  • It'll help you safely feed ONLY fresh forages, if you so wish
  • It'll help keep your rabbitry survival rates up (both adults and youngsters)
  • It might also keep your rabbitry smelling fresh and sweet
  • It'll help your does make more milk
  • It'll reduce the number of kits you have to bottlefeed
  • But, it'll help you bottlefeed when you need to
  • It'll increase your chances of winning at rabbit shows (if you like showing rabbits)
  • It'll help you save money! Pellets are expensive -- but the the massive list of pet-safe plants and huge tips on feeding forages will improve your ability to either eliminate pellets, or supplement them by choosing from a large variety of veggies and forages, even including some (free!) weeds.
This e-book costs around the same as 25 pounds of commercial rabbit pellets. 

You may be able to recoup the cost of the e-book in a few weeks or months by implementing changes in how you feed your rabbits!


Contents, Chapter by Chapter


Chapter 1: A Rabbit's Nutrient Needs
  • What wild European rabbits typically eat, which gives a model of how to feed
  • Nutritional needs and percentages of: Fiber, protein, carbohydrates, fats, water
  • Vitamins, minerals
Chapter 2: The Aurora Rex Rabbit Ranch Feeding Program
  • One ranch's feeding program and how it is managed
  • Adding fresh forages to a pelleted feed diet
  • How to add supplemental fats, if necessary
  • How to decrease the protein ration if feeding pellets
  • Feeding rabbits according to their life stages, from weaning to old age
Chapter 3: Feeding for Specific Situations
  • Feeding pet rabbits
  • Overweight rabbits
  • Old age
  • Feeding rabbits that work 
Chapter 4: Feed Supplementation for Conditioning
  • How to boost the show rabbit’s condition
  • Rabbit Conditioning Formula (with variations)
  • Supporting excellent health for pet rabbits and older rabbits
  • Co-Factors for successful show rabbit conditioning
  • Troubleshooting when rabbits have problems attaining excellent condition, from infections, to genetics, to weather and more
Chapter 5: Qualities of Excellent Rabbit Pellets
  • Recognize 6 traits of excellent quality rabbit pellets
Chapter 6: Mold is not good
  • Toxins in mold that can harm or kill rabbits
  • Checking for mold in hay and pellets
  • How to store hay safely
Chapter 7: Cecotrophy and Herbivore Digestive Processes
  • Full explanation of rabbit digestion, illustrated
  • Cecotrophy: The mechanics of obtaining two completely different types of droppings from the same 'down chute'
  • Cecotropes contents
  • Why cecotrophy is critical to a rabbit's wellbeing
  • How rabbits obtain bacterial protein every day
  • Understanding how rabbit digestion functions improves one's ability to keep rabbits healthy
Chapter 8: Feeding Baby Rabbit Orphans
  • We didn't forget the bunnies. Learn how and when to feed bunnies and orphan bunnies
  • How to feed orphan bunnies at various ages when orphaned
Chapter 9: Bottle Feeding and Care Instructions
  • Expert bottle feeding instructions from an expert wildlife rehabber and from PetAg, the respected animal milk formula manufacturer
  • Instructions for bottle feeding suitable for both wild cottontails and our domestic rabbits
  • Other milk formulas (for use in an emergency)
Chapter 10: Reducing or Eliminating Pelleted Feed
  • Learn how to feed your rabbits with no rabbit pellets at all (and possibly save a lot of $$$)
  • Why feed without pellets
  • Learn from our own forage feeding experiment
  • Plan A, B, and C - three options for feeding without pellets
  • How to safely transition to feeding greens
  • Obtaining sufficient protein: 10 high protein forages and their nutrient contents (chart)
  • Research results - how to safely feed these 10 high protein forages
  • How to denature anti-nutrients (protein digestion inhibitors)
  • Many other additional forages to feed
  • Do-It-Yourself Pastures, and edible landscaping
  • How to prepare for the scarcity of winter during abundance of spring and summer
  • The logistics of how to feed forages, amounts, keeping the cage clean
  • How to get the percentages of nutrients more or less right
Chapter 11: Pet-Safe Plants and Forages
  • A very long list of plants that are safe for your rabbits to eat
  • A shorter list of toxic plants
  • A list of plants that can be fed with care
  • These lists are enlarged from our already long lists on Raising-Rabbits.com
Chapter 12: The Ethics of Raising and Using Rabbits
  • The physiological truth about the ethics of raising and using rabbits
  • (Humans cannot survive without eating animal nutrition)
  • We included ethics because of the animal-rights push to ban the use of animals 
Chapter 13: References
  • We did a LOT of research in order to ensure that the info we present is true and accurate. 
Chapter 14: Resources
  • Links to over 35 excellent products that may be useful to your efforts to feed your rabbits
  • Saves you the time of searching high and low for the exact item needed

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