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Monday, November 29, 2010

Bunnies Want to Show You Something...

The 4 bunnies of the Saile-Peterson warren & my Jonathan think that today's post should show everyone what the buns typical nightly dinner look like...


My daily routine for well over 12 years now has been to get up & immediately head into the kitchen to feed the swarm of starving long earred!  They get a big breakfast of some kind of cereal (they are bonkers for Cheerios ) or raw oatmeal, abit of kale (their fav) abit of parsley (to keep the digestion strong), some swiss chard & lots of red or green lettuce...

For afternoon or early evening snacks they get a rotation of wheat crackers, carrot top, romaine lettuce, spinach, hard carrot sticks, hay blocks, in the summer a pile of thick bladed grass & every 3rd or 4th day a nice big pile of alfalfa...and always & most important is a constant & ready supply/variety of fresh hay.

The nights however provide the biggest meal and their favourite...around 10pm when the bunnies start finding you wherever you are in the house & start nudging your legs and feet, you know it's getting close to dinner time, ha ha...so whiles I do my nightly duties of cleaning bunny potties (which there are a few of!) and sweeping/vacuuming/cleaning the floors, refolding bunny chew blankets, repiling bunny toys, reconfiguring bunny boxes/forts...Jonathan is in the kitchen making their dinners...

...he starts them off with small bowls of unsweetened juice, usually orange or pineapple...than he proceeds to make four bunny dinners which look something like this...


...the nightly usual is a medley of: more Swiss chard (sometimes red but they prefer the normal green), carrots (which are always the last thing eaten), a medley of lettuces, spinach (if they haven't gotten it for a snack already), carrot top (usually the first thing eaten), dill,  dandelion, sprigs of rosemary, more parsley, beans & peas, arugula, blueberries & raspberries (for the antioxidants), tomatoes, escarole, endive....there is sometimes a new addition if the stores are carrying kholrabi for example but typically every night this is what our bunnies eat...


...they also get more than half of it in organic...in our house the bunnies get priority over veg & we're at the grocery store pretty much every 2nd day!...but we think they deserve to eat like little kings & queens...

...so from the gourmet rabbit kitchen, we're wishing you all a good and warm day...

XO M, J & Jaks (whose always a tad teethy/nippy, ha ha), Jin (whose always nothing but extra sweet), Ella Luna (who currently has her abscess full of manueka honey and is in her sweater so she can't eat the honey & therefore abit miserable!) & Roo Roodofolus (whose giving his girlie Ella lots of kisses & snuggles to make her feel better)...

10 comments:

ladaisi said...

I just watched a movie about Beatrix Potter and how she derived so much inspiration from bunnies . . .and it made me think of you.

Great post!

- Lauren
http://ladaisi.blogspot.com

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

ha ha, it's a compliment just having my name in the same sentence as Beatrix Potter:D...ha ha.

samos said...

The buns' dinner looks scrumptous and beautiful! I hope my kids don't see what yours are eating or I'm in big trouble!
xx

Natascha said...

I love that Beatrix Potter movie. :) Sounds a lot like my nightly routine. Although, tonight Giddy was snacking on the pine of the live tree we put in the stand. Hopefully that won't become a habit.

Heather said...

Oh what lucky rabbits to have you as their mum!

Yan! said...

this is great! what for dessert?

Yan! said...

what about pie? ha...

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Ha ha thanks Stephanie, Natascha, Heather & Yan.....oh but Yan, pies are just for goats silly:D

Michelle May said...

What beautiful meals they get!
Alas, my sweet ones can only have pellets and hay. Sugie's tummy can no longer handle veggies and Harrington hates lettuce. Crazy huh?
xx, shell

Deyfenn Slayd said...

...now if only we would eat that healthy ;-)