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.