Monday, July 1, 2013

Feed your rabbit this much

How to know how much  to feed the rabbit. The trick is to weigh the feed. Weigh an empty tuna can. Weigh the tuna can full of feed. Subtract weight of empty tuna can. Say it holds 4 ounces of feed. The rule of thumb used to be that you would feed each day one ounce of feed per pound of rabbit. 8 lb rabbit gets 8 oz of feed per day. Now you can calculate two cans of feed per day. Some feeds are more or less dense so weight can vary. Lately the research shows that rabbit can be healthy on less feed than 1 oz per lb per day. So if rabbit has left over feed the next day, make a note and cut back on feed until you know how much rabbit eats each day. Your mileage may vary.

Havea good day!

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