Rabbit Awareness Week 2018 theme announced 'Move away from muesli!'(March 18, 2018)
A message from the organisers:
This year's Rabbit Awareness Week theme will be 'Move Away From Muesli' and will highlight the importance of feeding rabbits a healthy diet of good-quality feeding hay and a small portion of nuggets rather than muesli.
Research has shown that muesli-based diets encourage selective feeding, where rabbits eat some components of the muesli diet while rejecting the more fibrous pellets. Selective feeding in this way increases the risk of:
• Dental Disease
• Digestive Problems
Despite this, according to the PDSA PAW Report 2017, 25% of rabbit owners in the UK still feed their rabbits muesli. The RAW partners have published a letter encouraging owners to 'Move Away From Muesli', which you can sign to show that you support the pledge: http://www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk/move-away-from-muesli/
We hope that with your support, we can reach those rabbits still fed on muesli based diets, and improve the lives of our furry friends. RAW 2018 takes place between 2nd - 10th June.