RABBITS

  • The baby rabbits is going to solely feed off its other for the first 3 weeks as her milk contains high level of anti-bodies that helps protect the baby from disease.
  • Pellets are most important in a rabbits younger stages as they are highly concentrated in nutrients, which ensure healthy weight gain.  When shopping for your pellets make sure they are high in fiber (18% minimum) and nutritionally balanced.
  • Also, rabbits less than 7 months old may have alfalfa hay.  Hay is essential to a rabbits good health as it provides the roughage that helps reduce the danger of hairballs and hairballs and other blockages.
  •  As early as 3 months old you can begin to offer your rabbits some vegetables, introducing them one by one so if your rabbits had a bad reacting you know which vegetable to stay clear of.
  • Rabbits who are now over 7 months can be introduced to timothy hay/ grass hays and/or oat hays as the fiber is essential for their digestive system to work properly.
  • The pellets amount should be decreased as well by this stage as they do not need as much, a good rule which has helped me is a 1/2 cup per 6 lbs of body weight daily.  Because now there will not be as many nutrients, you can make up for this by increasing the intake of vegetables and hay.  Also some fruits are good but because of the high calorie content, feed no more than 1-2 ounces per 6 lbs of body weight daily.
  • Mature adult rabbits have an even furthered reduction of pellets to 1/4 cup per 6 lbs of body weight daily, and again have unlimited access to fresh hay (Timothy, grass or oat).  Also  have 2 cups of vegetables per 6 lbs of body weight too.
  • Rabbits over 6 years, can also be fed the same diet as mature rabbits if they do not have weight loss problems and if so it’s a good idea to increase there pellet intake.  Alfalfa can also be given if your rabbits is under weight, but only if the calcium level is normal.

FISH

  • A lot of fish die due to over feeding, it is a major problem in most places.  It usually results to the accumulation of waste due to uneaten foods and increased amounts of waste produced by the fish eating more than they really need.
  • If you do not have the time to give your fish smaller feedings throughout the day, then try keep a scheduled time for feeding them twice daily.
  • Feed your fish the proper amount, anything left uneaten after 5 minutes will more than likely never be eaten, and make sure all your fish have ate as some will eat quicker than others.
  • Feed your fish high quality food, as fish who are fed poor quality food more than likely don’t eat it and this leads to malnutrition.
  • Remove any uneaten food that has sunk to the bottom.
  • Use proper filtration.

 

BEARDED DRAGONS (REPTILE)

  • Hatchlings will eat mostly small insects, as they grow up they will start being able to eat more vegetables.
  • A dragon aged 2 -4 months should be fed 80% insects and 20% vegetables and should be fed 2-3 times daily.
  • The meat can include pink mice (for adults) and insects, including : Crickets (pinhead crickets for 2-4 months), Meal-worms, Wax Worms (high in fat, feed sparingly), King worms, Earthworms and cockroaches.
  • Freshly molted insects are easier for these to digest, and the insects should be coated with calcium supplement 3 – 5 times a week for a adult and everyday for 2-4 months.
  • They should be fed in a bowl, but after a while make sure none escaped and infested the water supply.
  • Its is very important that the size of the serving is proportional to to the size of the animal.
  • Plant matter should make up 20% of the diet and should mainly consist of green leafy vegetables.

DOGS

  • Dogs like most, if not all animals & mammals, need 24 hour access to water.
  • Dogs need a lot of protein in their diet, and this should be provided  in in their food along with fatty acids, carbohydrates, vitamins and mineral.
  • A puppy of 10 lbs needs 990 calories a day minimum.  And then depending on the size, as it gets older obviously needing more.
  • Your dog is not getting enough to eat if you can easily see its ribs, vertebrae, and pelvic bones, feel no fat on the bones, and possibly notice some loss of muscle mass.
  • Your dog is at an ideal weight if you can easily feel its ribs. The waist should be easily observed behind the ribs when viewed from above. An abdominal tuck is evident when viewed from the side.
  • Your dog is overweight if you cannot feel its ribs, see fat deposits over its back and the base of its tail, discern no waist behind the ribs when viewed from above, and see no abdominal tuck in profile.
  • Commercial dog foods come in a variety of forms. The most common types are dry, semi-moist, and canned. The moisture content of these foods ranges from 6 to 10 % for dry, 15 to 30% for semi-moist, and 75% for canned. Most canned food has relatively more fat and protein and fewer carbohydrates than does dry and semi-moist food, and generally contains much higher levels of animal products.

Hope this helps some bit, this from my own knowledge, and extra research I found myself online.  Feel free to comment if have any questions, or e-mail.  Thanks for reading!

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