In a pet food market that is overcrowded with mom and pop brands making an appearance each passing day, Manna Pro has managed to carve a niche of its own. Its small word range of pet food that includes foods for rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits and chinchillas are a favorite among pet parents looking for small sized firm pellets without unwanted mixes and colors.
This is my Manna Pro small word rabbit feed review.
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Budget Priced Rabbit Food
Living with six bunnies can be more expensive than what you’d imagine. Along with the dry food, I also have to get them regular share of fresh hay, leafy greens, fruits and veggies. So, when I was asked to foster two rescued bunnies for three to four months, I was on the lookout for budget priced rabbit foods that wouldn’t compromise on the nutritional profile either.
After a few hits and misses, I finally narrowed down on the Manna Pro Small World Feed.
And immediately, I was very impressed with the ingredient list and the price tag.
There’s Wheat Millrun, Sun cured Alfalfa Meal, Soybean hulls (20%), Rice Bran, Soybean Meal, Corn Distiller’s Dried Grains with soluble and a whole laundry list of vitamins and minerals which provide your bunnies with the nutrition that’s lacking in the natural food they eat.
Here are the ingredients that I liked.
Wheat Millrun: Wheat millrun is the byproduct of milling that’s loaded with fat, fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin A, D, E, K and minerals. The reduced starch content and the fact that it is gluten free, make it an excellent addition to the dry food for rabbits. Also, it has very high fiber content.
Alfalfa Meal: Sun cured alfalfa meal adds the much needed protein in the formula. However, the content is kept to a minimum as excessive of alfalfa can cause urinary problems in adult rabbits.
Rice bran: A small percentage of rice bran adds some healthy fats to the food which also helps to keep the rabbit’s coat shiny and soft. Not to mention that this improves the taste of the pellets.
Vitamin Blend and amino acids: Along with the fat soluble vitamins that I mentioned earlier, the Manno Pro small world rabbit feed also contains a whole range of B vitamins and essential amino acids.
That’s about the best nutritional profile in any rabbit food that you’d get for less than $6 for a 10 lbs bag. Don’t get me wrong here. I am not trying to pinch pennies and feed junk to my pets. I’d never do that.
But Manna Pro’s pricing for the dry food formula is unbelievable. I have seen many other brands being sold for obscenely high rates having much worse ingredients in it.
Do Bunnies Like It?
I have been using the Manna Pro Small word rabbit feed with hundreds of bunnies in the foster and rescue center that we head. The bunnies just gorge on it. The pellets are small, soft and chewy and one of the most important aspects is that they are uniform sized. There are no multi-colored pellets that your bunnies can cherry pick.
Add this to a regular diet of timothy hay and your bunnies should be able to maintain a healthy weight and have rich and lush looking coats.
What is The Right Dosage For my Pet?
As always, I recommend that the dry food should only account for approximately 5% of the rabbit’s total diet. The other portions should be evenly split between fresh veggies, green leafies and the likes.
Because of the cheap price tag, a lot of pet parents are guilty of going overboard with the Manna Pro Small worlds rabbit feed.
Always limit the dose to ¼ cup a day for small sized rabbits and ½ cup a day to larger sized bunnies. A single bag should easily last you for up to 6 months.
Why I Like Manna Pro Rabbit Feed
- Excellent nutritional profile
- Alfalfa, Wheat millrun and Rice bran
- Essential vitamins and amino acids
- Budget pricing
- Chewy and soft pellets that rabbits like
- Uniform sized pellets prevents cherry picking
You cannot beat the pricing and the formula isn’t bad either. Bunnies love it, parents seem to love it too and it has excellent customer reviews. If you are looking for a dry food formula that doesn’t break the bank, go for the Manna Pro Small word rabbit feed.