Question What brand name rabbit food would you suggest using for rabbits 6 years and older
Answer Dear Todd,
There are so many good brands of rabbit food out there these days that it's not necessary for me to recommend a particular brand. Do note, however, that pellets should be only a very small part of the diet. MOST of it should be fresh grass hay, and buns should get fresh, clean greens daily.
which includes a section on pellets. Good brands include Oxbow, American Pet Diner, Mazuri, Purina, Manna-Pro. Just look for pellets that are *all green* (NO seeds, nuts, etc.), not too high in protein (preferably less than and calcium, and at least 22% crude fiber. A good pellet overview can be found here:
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