Recipes for Special Needs
House Rabbit Society educators and fosterers have found the following recipes work well for bunnies with special medical needs.
Davida’s Pumpkin Suprise
For bunnies who must be syringe fed.
- 2 tbs. pumpkin pie filling (with no sugar or spices added)
- 1 tbs. banana baby food
- 1 tsp. ground pellets (ground in a coffee grinder – it needs to be practically dust, and nothing else works.)
- a little acidophilus powder
- a little prozyme if you have it
Makes one batch. Mix it up and force feed 4x a day (max 90 cc’s per 5 lbs.of bunny)
Melissa’s Banana-Pellet Balls
For bunnies who can eat on their own but require soft food.
Mash 1/2-3/4 large banana with a fork until creamy.
Grate up pellets in coffee grinder. I do a whole lot at a time, then measure out 1/4-1/3 cup of pellet dust.
Cream dust into banana as if you were creaming sugar into butter. Add pellets as necessary to make a consistency firm enough to form into balls, but soft enough to chew easily. This varies from bunny to bunny probably. I experimented until I found Melissa’s consistency.
Add acidophilus or other non-nasty additives. If it smells bad, bunnies may be put off the balls, so I don’t add serious meds to this.
Form into balls (1-2) and serve.