Even experienced breeders can sometimes fall prey to misconception. That's why is so important to have a vet working with you when dealing with animals. I hear breeders talking about "faders" and "blockage" and I wonder where in the world did you learn that stuff??? Then you hear the ones saying that, by just given grains to your bunnies, their fur will be instantly shiny, and I just wonder how does grains change genetics....or the best.... don't feed greens to your bunnies....omg ,what books are you all reading. ..????
In my opinion is quite simple there isn't such a thing as "faders"....or even better the only faders are the breeders, fading away from touching each animal daily. Let me explain, if you are watching, handling,touching each and every one of your animals how are these things happening. if I notice a youngster being bullied by bigger siblings or maybe just being left behind from eating I just separate them, giving each animal it's own hutch allows them to grow fully to their potential without having to compete for food with bigger and stronger ones, therefore I never have a baby die because they "faded away".
In my opinion blockage is caused by two things lack of fiber and lack of exercise. A rabbit that eats only genetic pellets with maybe 17% in fiber isn't getting enough fiber to push all their ingested hair out. Grass hay is a must to rabbits as they are much like cows grazing all day long. Fresh grass untreated with pesticides and fertilizers are also great source of fiber.
Some websites truly express their convictions against feeding baby rabbits any greens, when in all reality they should be teaching people to simply stick to the baby's current diet. If you buy a bunny that eat greens, feed them greens! if the breeder just buy cheap pellets feed them cheap pellets, the sudden change is the problem Not the greens, let me just put it this way, in my opinion GOD knows best, rabbits always ate greens until multimillion commercialized pellets company flooded the market.....just saying, I kind of agree with the creator.
There are so many contradicting info in breeders websites that if you would read all of them you would get very, very confused so what I recommend is: if you are thinking about adopting a bunny, first be serious enough to learn, don't just buy a bunny. Visit a exotic pet vet clinic, consult with a rabbit savvy vet and ask questions.
Then find a reputable breeder , that you trust and ask questions. You can see what each breeder is all about with one quick visit, cleanliness, exercise program and nutritious diet should be in place and approved by a rabbit expert Veterinarian.
We are proud to work hand to hand with Creekside animal hospital for care and keep of my animals.
Pearl delivered two beautiful healthy babies this morning, they look like brokens, but I will let you know for sure in few days.
Just wanted to post this to clarify how I work.
After I have made a decision on which babies I will keep, I contact the next buyer on my list and ask if they want the baby available, Pick up date must be schedule and plans made to guarantee your choice. I do not wait. If I have contacted you and you don't reply promptly I will sell the baby and assume you want to continue waiting.
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