For rabbits

The correct feed composition for rabbits

Regardless of the manufacture recipe, all components of combined fodders for rabbits should be shredded, as in the products of brand «Feed&Life».

Without fail, the combined fodders composition for rabbits must include:

  • fiber;
  • vitamins and minerals;
  • amino acids.

As an addition to these three components, ingredients with a high protein content can be used:

  • soybean schroth;
  • sunflower meal;
  • bone or vitamin-grass meal;
  • yeast.

Volumes of feed consumption for rabbits

First of all, the combined fodders norm for rabbits per day depends on the age, sex and life period of animals.

To young rabbits it is enough to give 100-140 grams of fodder per day. An adult rabbit or a female rabbit in offspring anticipation should receive 170 g of feed in the same time. During mating period the feed volume should be increased to 210 grams. And the norms feed for rabbits in the case of feeding offspring are 400-600 g.

Also, the feed consumption norms are influenced by the purpose for which the rabbit is raised: for fattening or for skins. In the first case young animals require 100-140 g of combined fodder per day, in the second - 140-170 g.

Feeding mode for rabbits

For rabbits, especially young animals, feeding mode disorders and feed changing are highly undesirable. In addition, a constant feeding regime for rabbits is more important than the amount of daily feed intake.

Usually a two-phase method of feeding is used, in which in the morning the rabbit receives half a daily portion of combined fodder, in the daytime - fresh grass or hay, in the evening - the remaining half of combined fodder. It is important to take care of the timely supply of water, to the lack of which the rabbits are very sensitive.

Compound feeds

RABBITS’ FEEDING SCHEME WITH COMPOUND ANIMAL FEEDSTUFFS OF FEED&LIFE TRADEMARK.

 
Characteristics
PK 92 - 1 PK 90 - 1 PK 90 - 1 PK 90 - 1
 
growing stock
pregnant does  
lactating female
1st period of pregnancy 2nd period of pregnancy
Live weight (g) 850 - 3600 3500 - 4000 3500 - 4000 3500 - 4000
Age (weeks) 5 - 14 1st period of pregnancy after 10 days of pregnancy   ----
Daily average rate of compound animal feedstuff (g per beast) 50,00 – 250,00 230,00 180,00 280,00 – 640,00
Compound animal feedstuff feed consumption over the period of fattening(kg per beast) 10,00 4,60 1,80 16,00
Daily average gain (g) 35,00 ---- ---- ----
Feedstuff requirement per piece 3,64 ---- ---- ----
Number of the fed infant rabbits due to one doe ---- ---- ---- 48,00

 

Qualitative characteristics of compound animal feedstuff for rabbits’ feeding

 

Qualitative characteristics UoM PK 92 - 1 PK 92 - 1 PK 90 - 1 PK 90 - 2
grower, with grass meal grower, without grass meal doe in kindle lactating doe
Available energy kcal/kg 2500,00 2600,00 2350,00 2550,00
Crude protein % 18,50 18,00 18,50 19,00
Crude fiber % 12,50 11,00 16,00 13,00
Amino acids, total content
Lysine % 1,14 0,92 0,96 1,23
Methionine % 0,55 0,43 0,47 0,54
Methionine + Cystine % 0,85 0,76 0,77 0,85
Threonine % 0,76 0,67 0,73 0,82
Mineral substances
Calcium % 0,93 0,91 0,99 0,97
Available phosphorus  % 0,35 0,34 0,35 0,33
Natrium (Na) % 0,27 0,27 0,27 0,27
Chlorine  (Cl) % 0,37 0,38 0,37 0,39
Vitamins and microelements  
Vitamin A (thiamin) IU 15000,00 15000,00 15000,00 15000,00
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) IU 4800,00 4800,00 4800,00 4800,00
Vitamin Е (tocopherol) mg/kg 37,50 37,50 37,50 37,50
Vitamin К3 (menadione) mg/kg 3,00 3,00 3,00 3,00
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) mg/kg 2,40 2,40 2,40 2,40
Vitamin B2 (antineuritic vitamin) mg/kg 7,50 7,50 7,50 7,50
Vitamin В6 (pyridoxine) mg/kg 4,50 4,50 4,50 4,50
Vitamin В12 (animal protein factor) mg/kg 0,02 0,02 0,02 0,02
Vitamin В5 (pantothenic acid) mg/kg 45,00 45,00 45,00 45,00
Vitamin В3 (nicotinic acid) mg/kg 18,00 18,00 18,00 18,00
Vitamin В9 (folic acid) mg/kg 0,75 0,75 0,75 0,75
Vitamin В4 (adenine) mg/kg 400,00 400,00 400,00 400,00
Vitamin Н2 mg/kg 0,15 0,15 0,15 0,15
Copper mg/kg 10,00 10,00 10,00 10,00
Manganese mg/kg 75,00 75,00 75,00 75,00
Zinc mg/kg 50,00 50,00 50,00 50,00
Ferrum mg/kg 100,00 100,00 100,00 100,00
Iodine mg/kg 1,00 1,00 1,00 1,00
Cobalt mg/kg 0,50 0,50 0,50 0,50
Selenium mg/kg 0,25 0,25 0,25 0,25
Enzymes (multi-enzymes) added added added added
Antioxidant added added added added
Acidifying agent added added added added
Phytase added added added added
Antibacterial complex added added added added
Complex of enzyme biocatalyst added added added added
Coccidiostat added added added added