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When I first purchased my lovely bunny, Archie, they recommended that I feed him The Supreme Science Selective Rabbit Food for the rest of his life because it was top quality and contained the vital nutrients that a healthy rabbit needed!
They gave me a free pack of rabbit food to get him started and to gradually build him up. After a good while he was settled in and he absolutely loved the rabbit food because he was always eating and munching away at it!
I still feed it him now because I also believe that it's great for a rabbits health and that it contains the vital vitamins and minerals inorder for a rabbit to grow and develop properly!
The great thing about this food is that its made in pellet form rather than flakes and bits! The Reggie rabbit food is in the form of flakes and the problem with this food is that Rabbits tend to be picky and throw what food they don't like out and eat what they do like!
What's so good about this food?
There 100% Naturally Tasty!
No Added Sugars!
No Artificial Flavourings or Colourants!
Contains 23% Fibre
Contains 14% Protein
Contains 0.6% Calcium
Contains only 185 Calories
Where can I purchase it from?
You can purchase this product from most garden centre's and pet stores over the UK! Some grocery shops may also sell this product and the rest of its range at there stores!
You can pick up different sized bags like small ones, medium ones, and large ones.
Definitely recommended for people with pet rabbits and for reducing selective feeding!
I have been buying this rabbit food for as long as I can remember, quite simply because it is one of the best foods readily available. I first found out about it when I joined a rabbit forum around five years ago and started buying it when I adopted my rabbit Archie.
Science Selective Rabbit is a complete pellet food, which means that rabbits cannot selectively feed as they may with muesli type foods picking out their favourite bits. Not only is selective feeding wasteful as you end up throwing away the bits which don't get eaten it can mean that your rabbit isn't getting everything it needs nutritionally.
The food comes in a pale green bag with a picture of a brown and white Dutch Rabbit on it. It tells me that it is
Nutritionally complete and balanced food
High in fibre 19%
With linseed, an excellent source of Omega 3
No added sugar
No artificial colours
I am also told that each 70 g serving contains 19% fibre, 14% protein, 0.6% calcium and 185 calories - these are all 100% of a rabbit's recommended daily allowance.
It is apparently Aniseed and Fenugreek flavour however as I have never tried this myself I cannot comment.
The pellets are a pale brown grey colour and are thin cylindrical shapes, around one inch in length. The shape of the pellet has apparently been designed to make the rabbit chew in a way that helps avoid dental problems. They have a slight smell to them but nothing to note and not particularly strong.
They don't look very appetising to my human eyes however the bunnies really enjoy them. At feeding time they get very excited and try and get into the tin I store it in as soon as I open it up.
The high alfalfa based fibre content means that it aids gut mobility of the rabbit and helps with healthy teeth.
I have to admit that I don't feed my rabbits the recommended 60-70g each, they would think they had gone to bunny heaven if they got that much food. I would estimate that they probably get around 50 g between them which may sound quite mean to them, but I believe that dry food should only make up around 10% of a fully grown rabbit's diet and they other 90% should be made up of 80% hay and 10% fresh vegetables.
Feeding this diet I have touch wood never experienced any dental or health problems with either of the rabbits and they are both a nice healthy weight. When I took them for their last vaccinations the vet commented on how well they both looked.
Science Selective Rabbit is available in the following sizes and price (RRP):
350g (Sample size) £1.49
I have found that the rabbit food is more readily available than the guinea pig food. I currently buy mine from my Veterinary Clinic but quite a lot of independent pet shops and online pet stores seem to stock it.
Unfortunately the bags in which the food come in do not have anyway of resealing them, so I would advise transferring to an air tight container once opened.
I have always found the food to have good best before dates on them usually around eighteen months, so if you have space for a larger bag you may save money by buying the largest bag you can store.
Science Selective Rabbit is also available in Junior (4 - 20 weeks) and Mature ( 4 years +). Although Archie is now four years old his partner in crime Holly is only three so I will leave them on the Adult pellets for now, I might consider putting them on the Mature food when Holly gets to that age as it is higher in fibre at 22%.
If you are interested in feeding your rabbits Science Selective then I would recommend introducing it gradually over a fortnight by adding a little SS to their current food to begin with and increasing the amount of SS and reducing the current food each day until they are completely on the SS food. This is because rabbits have very sensitive stomachs and a sudden change in food can upset them.
The food is slightly more expensive than other complete foods on the market, but a 5 kg bag will last my rabbits for months so the price doesn't really matter to me and I would rather pay a little extra in the knowledge they are getting a healthy food.
I would also recommend contacting Supreme via there website as I have always found them to be very helpful and will usually send a sample if you ask them politely.