“FIBREVORES” ARE ANIMALS THAT ARE OBLIGATORY FIBRE-EATERS
This means they absolutely need to eat fibre, first and foremost. In a similar way, cats are obligatory meat-eaters (carnivores).
“FIBREVORES” MAINLY EAT GRASS
THEIR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM RELIES ON:
PET “FIBREVORES” RELY ON THEIR OWNERS
v Food quickly passes through the stomach & small intestine
v Fibrous material is divided into digestible and indigestible fibre, in the gut
v Indigestible fibre helps gut motion and are excreted as normal hard droppings
v Digestible fibre enters a large “appendix” (caecum)
v Bacteria in the caecum breaks down the digestible fibre , then it’s excreted as sticky droppings
v Rabbits eat sticky droppings direct from their bottom
v Sticky dropping are re-digested and essential nutrients extracted
LACK OF FIRBE
Muesli-style foods do not contain enough fibre
Often, the actual ingredients in muesli foods are high in sugar and starch which are difficult to digest.
Guinea Pigs cannot produce their own vitamin C like a rabbit can. Therefore, if they are not fed a balanced diet they can develop hypovitaminosis C, this condition is more commonly known as scurvy . It can result in lameness, loss of teeth, rough coat, loss of hair, pain on handling and anorexia. So you must be absolutely sure your pets’ diet compensates and you must not feed your guinea pig rabbit food.
STEP 1 – EXCEL HERBAGE AND FORAGE These premium quality hay and grass should form most of your pets’ diet. They are especially good for dental health as they contain high levels of beneficial fibre that help to wear down teeth. The teeth of rabbits are constantly growing and overgrown teeth can be the cause of potential fatal problems
STEP 2 – EXCEL TASTY NUGGETS These contain 100% natural, wholesome ingredients, are naturally high in beneficial fibre for digestive health and have added vitamins, minerals and prebiotics. Because they’re not a muesli-style mix, they prevent selective feeding
STEP 3 – EXCEL NATURE SNACKS These healthy, nutritious snacks are idea for rabbits as they promote emotional health –preventing boredom and encouraging bonding and interaction between you and your pet. They can be fed daily, because they’re packed with goodness, and all made with pure, natural ingredients.
STEP 4 – FRESH GREENS Rabbits can be fed fresh greens to give additional fresh nutrients and provide some variety. But you need to be careful about what you feed them, and how much.
STEP 5 – FRESH WATER A plentiful supply of fresh, clean water must always be available.
GOOD – Apples (Pip less), Asparagus, Banana, Basil, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots And Carrot Tops, Cauliflower Leaves And Stalks, Celery, Chicory, Cucumber, Dill, Fennel, Grapes. Green Pepper, Kale, Mint, Orange (Peeled), Oregano, Parsley, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Cabbage, Romaine Lettuce, Savoy Cabbage, Spinach, Tomato, Turnip, Watercress
BAD – Apple Pips, Potato And Potato Tops, Rhubarb (Leaves And Stalks), Tomato Leaves, Locust Pods And Beans
There Are Also Several Plants That Are Poisonous To Rabbits Make Sure You Don’t Feed Them To Your Pet Ant That There Are None Growing In Your Garden: Autumn Crocus, Begonia, Black Nightshade, Busy Lizzie, Buttercup, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Clematis, Cowslip, Geranium, Hemlock, Laburnum, Laurel, Poison Ivy, Poppy And Yucca.