|The 'Bunny Zone'|
I've used Carefresh, newspaper and wood pellets in the past and if money was no object I would probably use Carefresh all the time. These days, however, I use Megazorb (made by Northern Crop Driers) which is actually a horse bedding but is brilliant for small animals too. It is very lightweight and absorbent and really good value for money. I tend to buy two 85 litre bags at a time from GJW Titmuss to save on delivery charges. Per bag it is £7.45 with delivery of £7 per order. Payment with debit or credit card, delivery usually 1 to 2 days.
I clean two largish litter trays out every couple of days and a bag of Megazorb lasts me about 6 to 8 weeks.
I also get Readigrass from GJW Titmuss if it's in stock or direct from the producer, Friendship Estates. I count Readigrass more as food than hay as it's too rich to give ad lib and I only give a couple of handfuls a day per rabbit. £14 for 4kg (made up of 4 x 1kg bags) inc delivery, payment via Paypal, delivery within a week. A 1kg bag of Readigrass lasts us about 3 to 4 weeks.
|Help yourself, Flicka!|
I feed Burgess Excel, one eggcup a day per rabbit and tend to buy it from our local petshop, Capital Pets (run by a very nice man and no animals for sale!). A 2kg bag is about £4 and lasts a couple of months.
Wherever I can get them... I like using our local greengrocer, Tattieshaws, which has local produce really cheap; depends what is in season though and Bailey's fondness for cavolo nero often sees me trekking across Edinburgh to the only Sainsbury's which seems to stock it...
The bunnies get a banana now and then which lasts them a few days, a few mouthfuls at a time. Or I get bags of unsweetened raisins or dried pineapple. My biggest expense in terms of treats is Bailey's favourite herbs, Burgess Country Garden, which costs £1.99 per bag and lasts him a week or so. I get these at our local petshop too.
So that's it. No Pets at Home, you might notice, although I do have to make the odd trip there when Flicka has finally destroyed her latest Woodlands hay tunnel... they are one of the few toys which keep her off the furniture!
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