In crafting this nugget, Burgess took inspiration from the Great British hedgerow, and tried to capture the essence of their ideal diet. Rabbits are adept at drawing fibre and key nutrients from a wide range of sources, and that’s a principle Burgess always strived to follow. It took Burgess over a year working with nutritionists and a leading agricultural college to perfect the blend.
When the crop reaches the perfect age it is cut and dried within 3 hours. This allows any excess water to evaporate before being harvested and captures all of the natural goodness.
The grass is then blended with a range of hedgerow ingredients such as nettle leaves, lemon balm and dandelion, all of which are naturally packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals, as well as being deliciously tasty and adding variety into your rabbits’ diet. What’s more, because the recipe is based on Burgess classic Excel formula, we’re confident that your rabbits will just love it!
Suitable for: All adult rabbits (from 4 months – 5 years old)
Important for: Maintaining good digestive health, preventing selective feeding
Available size: 1.5kg
Feeding guide: Feed your fibrevore an egg cup full of Excel Nature’s Blend Nuggets every day as part of The Excel Feeding Plan
Beneficial Fibre 35% • Crude Protein 12.6% • Crude Oils & Fats 3.6% • Crude Fibre 16.5% • Crude Ash 6.5% • Sodium 0.18% • Calcium 0.75% • Phosphorous 0.4%.
Wheat • Grass Blend (24%) • Oat Feed • Soya Bean Hulls* • Peas • Brewer’s Yeast • Lucerne Extract (1%) • Soya Oil * • Dicalcium Phosphate • Limestone • Short Chain Fructo-Oligosaccharides (0.25%) • Salt • Nettle (0.2%) • Lemon Balm (0.2%) • Dandelion (0.2%).
Vitamin A (retinyl acetate) (E672) 25,000 iu/kg • Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) (E671) 2,000 iu/kg • Vitamin E (dl Alpha tocopherol acetate) (3a700) 155mg/kg • Copper (Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate) (E4) 28mg/kg • Iodine (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) (E2) 2.34mg/kg • Selenium (Sodium Selenite) (E8) 0.55mg/kg • Iron (Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate) (E1) 133mg/kg • Manganese (Manganous Oxide) (E5) 16mg/kg • Zinc Oxide (E6) 139mg/kg.
Tocopherol Rich Extracts of Natural Origin (E306) 100 mg/kg.
Remember that good quality hay and/or grass should make up the majority of your rabbits’ diet and should be available at all times. Rabbits should also be fed a small amount of leafy greens each day. Please talk to your vet for further information.
If you are currently feeding a muesli style food to your rabbits you should gradually transfer your pets onto a hay and nugget based feeding plan over a period of between 14 and 28 days, by gradually reducing the amount of muesli and increasing the proportion of nuggets until they have completely replaced the mix.
Always ensure you are monitoring your rabbits’ weight to ensure a healthy weight. Please see the body condition scoring chart here.
Always ensure fresh clean water is available for your rabbit
Sticking to The Excel Feeding Plan will ensure your rabbits get the right amounts of fibre in their diet. The Excel Feeding Plan was developed by the world’s leading small-animal vets, to provide a perfect daily balance of fibre and nutrition.
The Excel Feeding Plan is a simple five step guide to help pet owners understand the high levels of beneficial fibre required by fibrevores. It is the only complementary range that, when used together, delivers extremely high levels of the right kinds of fibre needed in fibrevores’ diets and effectively promotes and maintains the dental, digestive and emotional health and longevity of these pets.
High-quality, dust extracted feeding hay should make up 85-90% of your rabbit’s diet. You should make sure it is freely available and replaced with fresh hay every day. They are especially good for dental health as the gnawing action required to eat them helps to wear down teeth.