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Basic Guidelines

Susan Weaver

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HLRSC Guidebook -7th Edition

FOOD — To Feed or Not to Feed
When you first get started you will ask everyone who will stand still about feed. I have heard of feeding everything from bacon to comfrey. I have found that most of the old breeders try to raise a rabbit that
will do well on a good fresh basic rabbit pellet & water with a possible supplemental grain. Most breeders want to raise a hardy, meaty, health, prolific, trouble free rabbit that can genetically pass on these features. If you have to medicate & supplement too much, you are working too hard. Also always keep your feed in dry covered containers.

CLEANING — Clean, Clean, Clean, YES - CLEAN
I have found this guideline doesn't change. Cleanliness & ventilation are two of the most important things that you can give your rabbits. Removing the poop and urine on a regular basis is very important. Ammonia
& odor in the barn are detrimental to rabbits & can cause an enormity of problems from respiratory to flies carrying germs. I recommend a stringent cleaning program with a good odor removing produce and disinfectant. This includes cleaning the cages, pans, feeders and watering containers, and scrubbing walls & removing hair & webs from cages.

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