Adding salt to diet

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  1. nans31

    nans31 Well-Known Member

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    For those who aren't feeding a commercial feed, how do you supply salt? The spool method? I'm wondering if it is possible to add to the drinking water.
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  2. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would not advise adding salt to the water due to inability to regulate how much is consumed by the rabbit. Drinking salt water can make animals sick. Use a salt spool, instead, where the rabbit will consume only as needed.

    Pat Lamar
    President
    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/
    Chairperson, ARBA Commercial Department Committee
     

  3. JayinCT

    JayinCT Well-Known Member

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    I use commercial feed, and have never given extra salt. My feed is a complete feed, the feed mill formulates the pellet with everything the rabbit needs, therefore, I feed nothing extra. Sure, I throw greens in from the garden now and then, maybe a piece of an apple I'm throwing away, but other than a treat, I don't add anything at all.

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    JayinCT Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I read it too quickly. I didn't see the "Aren't" My mistake, sorry again.

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  5. nans31

    nans31 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Pat, I appreciate the quick reply! Spool method it is!~~ no problem Jay... I do the same thing when reading posts. Skip over a word and it changes the whole meaning! LOL