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Carob branches as Tree Hay?

 
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Hi everyone
I have 2 rabbits - and plan on getting more as soon as I have finished our colony setting (very very close to finishing).

We have quite a lot of carob trees on our land and some of them coppice in places where we would like to walk, to I cut it down. Would those coppiced branches be OK to feed my rabbits?
 
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Carob branches should be fine for your rabbits.  I know it's good fodder for cattle, sheep and goats.....
 
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Dave Dahlsrud wrote:Carob branches should be fine for your rabbits.  I know it's good fodder for cattle, sheep and goats.....


Cool thanks!
 
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I have three rabbits and carob trees. The pods are great but one given broken into small pieces every second day as part of an allround diet. They love the young leaves and munch on the fresh branches happily. I find when I dry out the carob leaves, the rabbits are not keen. Out of interest if you are growing carob you might like to get some old man saltbush and tree lucerne tagaste trees. All these  are amazing for the rabbits. My rabbits go berserk when they see me coming with any of them. They are magnificent over winter green feed and because they are off the ground there is less chance of viral contamination from wild rabbits.
 
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I don't have any rabbits at the moment but plan on getting some again later on, so this is deg. Useful.
 
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