Originally posted by VoidHawk
Originally posted by RussianScientists
Don't feed your rabbits grass, carrots, lettuce or anything else like that. Feed them commercial rabbit food that you find at the country stores in
the 50 pound bags.
Whome do you work for???
When you get lots more rabbits, buy a ton of alfalfa.
Also, don't over buy too much food at any one time because it does get old
Don't feed domestic rabbits food that wild rabbits eat, because its not good for them.
Yes it IS!!! They are exposed to small amounts of NATURAL bacteria etc and allows them to build a healthy immune system.
Dont mean to affend but you sound just like the reps I used to deal with.
Depriving them of a healthy immune system leads to suffering and/or large bills.
I'm no rep., what I wrote above was correct. I raised rabbits as a kid for years and belonged to ARBA; www.arba.net...
As a scientist, I study earthquakes.
When you get enough rabbits, like 20 does or more that are producing 6-8 litters a year of 6.8 babies per litter, of course you will want to cut your
feed costs and buy a ton of quality alfalfa for $130 and have the mill add molasses and other ingredients which will bring your total cost down to
around probably $350 or less for just a little over a ton; which cuts your costs.
Like I said, don't feed domestic rabbits stuff that wild rabbits can eat, because it will give them the drops, and they can also die from other foods
that wild rabbits eat. The best thing to do when raising rabbits in a rabbitry type situation is to build your own wire cages to the correct sizes
and wires (see arba).
Put your feed in a little red wagon and pull it down the rows and scoop out a cup full of feed and put it in the metal feeders that hang on the
outside of the cages, takes about 10 seconds per cage. Use bottles that hang upside down outside of the cage to water the rabbits, they unscrew very
quickly and then you can dunk and fill them in about 10 seconds in a 5 gallon bucket pulled behind you as you go down the rows pulling your little red
Feeding and watering time is fast. Breeding time is the only time you should take the does out of their cages and put them in with the buck. Always
wear welders gloves or some other thick gloves when putting your does in with the buck or taking them out of the bucks cage because there is the
chance that the buck will attack and bite your hand when you reach in to get the doe. The bucks have large teeth, and yes, they will attack and if
they bite, their long teeth will go deep into your hand.
I grew up on the farm and own one. I've raised cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, turkeys, quail, pheasants, chukar, chickens, geese, ducks and ostriches.
So, I know a lot about how to take care of animals.