Rabbits - can I feed them some ground up popcorn kernals?

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With all the extra food it looks like I might have, I have been thinking about different ways to use it....I have a lot of popcorn and was wondering if I could use my grain mill to grind it up and then feed it to my rabbits (who are eating me out of house & home)....they love regular cracked corn.

I might also try to cook up some rice and mix it in with cat food for my cats. (since they eat me out of house & home as well)....

-- mmmm (mmmm@mmmm.com), January 03, 2000


I don't see why not. But, I'd consider trying to sprout it for the rabbits, rather than grind it.

By sprouting it, the vitamin content will go *way* up, and since rabbits so far as I know favor "greens", it'll probably be more digestible for them too.

Regarding the cats, if they're like ours, they'll probably eat a lot of things people don't think cats would like. (Some of ours turn into complete fools for canned corn niblets, for example.)

But, you want to be *very* careful to make sure they get a decent amount of meat (or liver) in their diet, because unless they have sufficient taurine (an amino acid not found in vegetables) they will go blind.

Here's a good post that explains it.

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), January 03, 2000.

Rabbits love oatmeal.

-- && (&&@&&.&), January 03, 2000.

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