As important as it is to introduce all new things slowly, it is equally important to not change routines. All rabbits require the same basic nutritional needs; water, hay, and feed. Whatever variable of feed you find that works best for you, stick to it. Most rabbit exhibitors have a strict schedule for their herd. This includes everything from cleaning to feeding, grooming, and let’s not forget exercise. And yes, all of the above does affect the condition of your bunny. So, the best advice that can be given is simply to give your rabbits the best that you can. Provide safe, clean living environments, good quality hay and feed, fresh water, and amply space to be active; offering toys and tunnels to entice activity may also be of benefit. In addition to this, if you find that your rabbit does best with additional supplements, then by all means, give it to them – but be consistent about it. Keeping any rabbit in top condition is easily done once you have gained that condition.
The key to keeping top condition
Some may be of the opinion that one particular brand of feed is the trick, while others may feel that a special-blend supplement is the key, but the bottom line always comes back to one thing – consistency of quality. In all the many years of experience and research, maintaining top condition has never been undeniably found to be due to one particular item. If that were the case, thousands upon thousands of rabbit enthusiasts would all be doing the same thing, without fail. I wish there was one simple “magical fix”, but the truth is – there is not one. The truth is that you have to find something that works for you, (noting that not all things are even available in all areas), and once your rabbits gain the best condition for them, then the only way to maintain that factor is to remain consistent with it. Here is why. Every action causes a reaction. That is true in regard to person, animal, plant, or situation. In essence, it goes back to two age-old clichés… “if its not broken, don’t fix it” and “don’t try to reinvent the wheel.”
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