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YorkshireLass

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Rabbits and inulin
« on: February 22, 2013, 01:53:58 pm »
Inulin being the magical thing that gives Jerusalem fartichokes their nickname ;)


Anyone have any idea on how digestable it is for rabbits? Thinking along the lines of growing indestructable crops for feeding them, and fartichokes certainly fit that bill. Yacon is another high-yielding one.


Thanks  :thumbsup:

colliewoman

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013, 04:58:01 pm »
Give them the green tops and you will be fine if introduced slowly. I don't feed anything 'gassy' to mine personally but the green plant is fine. Sunflower plants are another good one, they love the leaves of those :thumbsup:
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in the hills

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 06:17:43 pm »
Thanks for that tip CW. Going to get the children to grow some sunflowers for Leaf ..... didn't know they were safe for buns. Used to give him more variety but he was really ill with digestive problems when he was young and get a bit worried what's safe now.

colliewoman

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 07:13:40 pm »
With any 'tummy bunnies' Avoid any of the brassicas and try not to feed too much sweet stuff like carrots.
Wild herbs such as brambles, hogweed, shepherds purse etc etc are generally very good for them and buns love them!


If you have one prone to stasis then next Autumn pick and dry blackthorn shoots. They are only effective as a remedy it seems in the 6 weeks before leaf fall, but they do work wonders and dry very very well :thumbsup:
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Hopewell

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 07:30:40 pm »
We tried to feed Jerusalem artichokes to our rabbits quite some time ago, as we had a lot. The rabbits weren't interested in them in the slightest.

colliewoman

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 11:04:12 am »
Strange mine adore the leaves and stems??
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Hopewell

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 02:42:13 pm »
We only tried the tubers. I expect they would have eaten leaves and stems though.

Plantoid

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Re: Rabbits and inulin
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 02:29:21 am »
Inulin being the magical thing that gives Jerusalem fartichokes their nickname ;)


Anyone have any idea on how digestable it is for rabbits? Thinking along the lines of growing indestructable crops for feeding them, and fartichokes certainly fit that bill. Yacon is another high-yielding one.


Thanks  :thumbsup:

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