Product Type: Savic small pet accessories
Newest Review: ... it just takes a quick wipe with a damp cloth to get it looking good as new again. This Savic Small Animal Feeder definitely makes my lif... more
A must-have for house rabbit owners
Savic Small Animal Feeder
Member Name: zombieflesh
Savic Small Animal Feeder
Advantages: good food storage accessory, keeps hay fresh and contained, less mess and waste
This Savic feeder came included with the cage that I purchased when I first got Lockey bunny, and is a very useful accessory. You can buy them separately, and there are also metal versions available, but this hay rack works really well for me and bunny, and I would definitely recommend it to other rabbit owners.
The Small Animal Feeder is a rather simple looking piece of kit, and is in essence just a shaped piece of plastic. Mine is a nice bright shade of green, but I have seen them available in other colour choices that are just as bold and bright! The feeder is more specifically a hay rack, and it clips onto the cage to provide a neat storage solution for feeding your pet their daily hay. The clips allow you to slot the hay rack into position on the outside of the cage, and you can arrange it securely over the horizontal bars in a position that is comfortable for your pet. Because it fits onto the outside of the cage, this means you don't lose any room inside the cage and it is a really neat way to add a little extra while still retaining plenty of space for bunny to move around. The rack is angled so that it stands out from the edge of the cage in a wedge sort of shape. This leaves a nice big gap between the edge of the feeder and the bars of the cage, and this is where you store the hay.
You fill hay into the feeder by putting it in from the top and then pushing it down. You can get a good days-worth of hay into the feeder in one go, which is excellent as this means that you can easily keep track of your pets diet and see how much they are eating, as well as being able to re-fill when required. I much prefer this method of feeding hay from the rack, as it stops it from getting trample on and kicked about within the cage, and it's always clean and fresh and ready to be nibbled on. Bunny simply nibbles away through the bottom of the feeder, or through the bars of the cage, to get to the hay. As they eat, the hay falls down to the bottom of the feeder so that they can eat every last bit. My Locke seems to get on really well with eating this way, and it's much better than when I used to just place his hay into a standard feeding bowl, as this would often get knocked over, or he'd dig into it, and it would end up just getting tossed onto the floor of the cage and left uneaten. With the feeder storing the hay separately it ensures that it stays in a nice edible condition and is always readily available for when bunny needs a snack.
Hay is a very important element in a rabbits diet and you should always give a good supply every day. As well as being essential to their dietary needs and providing fibre, it also helps to aid digestion and the gnawing helps to keep teeth in good condition. My rabbit always eats his hay when its placed into the feeder, but he just plays around with it when its placed into an ordinary bowl, so I know that by using the Savic Feeder my rabbit is getting the benefits of me providing the hay and its being consumed as intended.
I have found that this hay rack also gives the added bonus of reducing waste. Sometimes loose strands of hay will fall out of the feeder and onto the floor of the cage, but this is only a small amount and nearly all of it now gets eaten, instead of just becoming extra bedding material. It also helps to reduce the amount of mess around the room, as the hay is stored neatly inside the rack and does not get kicked about all over the place. The rack helps to keep my room tidy and there are no more loose strands anywhere outside the cage, so there's less cleaning up for me to do which is great! Another good thing is that the rack doesn't ever really seem to get dirty, and if it does need a freshen up then it just takes a quick wipe with a damp cloth to get it looking good as new again.
This Savic Small Animal Feeder definitely makes my life easier as it is a clean and easy way to provide my bunny with plenty of nice fresh hay, and he can nibble away without making a mess or wasting hay that he should be eating. It's a great addition to any indoor rabbit cage as it creates an extra food storage area without taking up any space inside the cage. A well-fed bunny is a happy bunny, and this gets a full 5 stars from me and Locke. A must-have for house rabbit owners.
Summary: A must-have for house rabbit owners
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