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Feeding rabbit, in the wild or closed in farms, but that it is as healthy as possible. Fiber must never be lacking, for example, and it is not true that one feed is as good as another. It is better to inform yourself to better treat this animal, whatever its fate.
Feeding meat rabbit
In nature, theFeeding rabbit is more varied, the animal can eat various foods that have nutritional values that are very different from each other, this allows them to grow healthy and at a balanced pace. In fact, he can satiate himself with wild herbs, roots and berries, the most frequent ingredients, but also with what he finds and tempts him.
The meat rabbit, in breeding, cannot follow the same Supply but if it is still a traditional one, then we can still imagine that its menu is very similar to the original one. When theFeeding rabbit is managed by a single family that has this animal to feed itself without making a trade, then we find in the bowl fodder found nearby mixed with leftovers from the meals of the owners, especially fruit and vegetable scraps.
If the meat rabbit is instead placed in a more "industrial" context, its feeding will be based on feeds studied ad hoc. This is not only for practical reasons but also because if it fed as it does in nature, it would grow in a healthy way but very very slowly. Not only that: each specimen would take on its own, non-standard dimensions, and this is not “convenient” for those who breed rabbits for meat in series. Rabbit feeding in profitable farms, whether they are industrial or organic, it is based on feed because it must be as uniform as possible.
Rabbit feeding: feed
They are used in profitable farms but there are good ones and less good ones. So let's not judge them all, as a whole, let's distinguish "balanced feed" from those that are not at all and the facts speak for themselves. The balanced ones are the basis of one Feeding rabbit balanced and healthy, as far as the unnatural one may be. They allow you to feed these animals constantly and without having nutritional deficiencies.
They are convenient to distribute even to large numbers of rabbits to feed because in the form of cylinders with a diameter of a couple of mm, maximum one and a half centimeters long. These cylinders are called pellets and there are various types also within the range of balanced products.
It is by no means trivial, as you can see, to take care that theRabbit feeding is healthy and correct, it must change as the animal grows.
Feeding small rabbit
Let's start from the beginning, with the animal entering the weaning phase. Here it takes the starter feed, then we move on to the fattening one, as soon as the rabbits enter the growth phase, this lasts until slaughter but can also be useful for lactating females.
For breeding specimens, there is the breeding feed while the medicated one, since it contains some details drug molecules, is dedicated to those animals that suffer from specific pathologies and are following a therapy.
Returning to the puppy rabbit, its nutrition must be adequate for the moment it is experiencing, beyond the destiny that awaits it, slaughter or freedom. There growth phase, such as that of gestation and breastfeeding, are very delicate from the point of view ofFeeding rabbit.
Another aspect that should not be overlooked is linked to the teeth of this rodent, which is "continuously growing". This results in the need to provide him with foods that are pretty hard so that they contribute to wearing down the teeth, avoiding that they take on unmanageable dimensions.
Rabbit feeding: tips
What cannot be missing inFeeding rabbit it is the fiber, also essential to remain faithful to the regime that this animal has in nature, based on spontaneous herbs. It is not just a kind of attachment to tradition: the fiber is important for digestion, since it occurs in the cecum, in the absence of rumen. Here the cellulose is demolished by the microflora, transforming into AGV (volatile fatty acids), which alone cover up to 30% of the maintenance energy requirement.
As it happens for us humans, also for the rabbit there fiber is valuable for intestinal regularity, therefore, we must make sure that a rabbit diet is at least 14% composed of fibers. After fiber, among the priorities, there is lignin which in truth is always fiber, it is a fibrous and indigestible component.
Pellets for rabbits
It is always called pellet but this time it is the one to put in the rabbit's "bed" to make him feel at ease. It has nothing to do with theFeeding rabbit but we can't pretend that our pet doesn't need a comfortable bed. We then take a rectangular hard plastic basin, such as those for cats, and then spread it on the bottom of the pellet.
We can choose the "luxury" one, made of recycled paper, or the one for stoves, available at a more affordable price. The pellets it is the best choice because it is very absorbent and does not create dust. Those who fear that the rabbit will be suffocated by this material can be calm, must trust this animal that certainly does not confuse what is edible with what is at the bottom of its den, absorbing pee and excrement.
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