I sent a text to the Breeder: “What food do you recommend for the rabbits when we get them home?”
answer back: “Purina Professional Rabbit Pellets until age 9 months. They need
the higher protein since they are bigger bunnies.”
I Googled: “Purina
Professional Rabbit Pellets”
I clicked the link and went to the website.
I saw the block “put in your zip code to find a dealer.” I did. There were a few
within a 25 mile radius.
I started calling. “Do you carry Purina
Professional Rabbit Pellets?”
“No, just chicken feed” or “No, just horse
“This is nuts,” I thought. I went to Amazon.
carry it and they carry EVERYTHING!
I knew I was in serious trouble. I
called my pet shop where we’ve been doing business for years. I asked my
question & “No, we don’t carry that.”
“Can you order it?”
“No. We don’t have a relationship with that distributor and can’t meet
the minimum order requirements.“
They did offer to check with some other
people they knew.
I got a call a few days later. Sure enough, there is a
vendor 27 miles away. I drove over there this past Saturday and bought 50 pounds
of rabbit pellets. It was a great experience.
The store I went to was an
old fashioned feed store. They had bird seed, chicken feed, horse feed and yes,
Purina Professional Rabbit pellets.
I was very grateful not only to
them, but the dedication of the staff at my pet store: Pet Supplies Plus.
At least I have what I hope is a month’s supply of bunny food.