🌻Black Oil Sunflower Seeds (BOSS) are high in vitamin B6, zinc, linoleic acid, fiber, and vitamin E. They are a wonderful addition for rabbits and other small pets needing a little weight gain boost and/or a healthier coat.
🌻BOSS is a wonderful molt (shedding) aid and adds healthy oils into the diet which maintains a healthier coat!
🤔BUT AREN'T SEEDS BAD FOR SMALL PETS?
You may have heard that seeds are not good for some small pets, especially rabbits. This is true for smaller seeds that can get stuck in the pylorus and be a potential choking hazard if consumed too quickly. However, larger seeds such as Black Oil Sunflower Seeds are perfectly acceptable seeds to offer to small pets in limited quantities.
❗️Many people mistake STRIPED sunflower seeds for BLACK OIL sunflower seeds. They are very different!
❌STRIPED have thicker, tougher hulls (shells) that are difficult to chew, less nutritious
✔️BLACK OIL (BOSS): have much thinner, softer shells that are safe and healthy to eat as they add necessary fiber and are a more nutritious seed
"Nuts, seeds and grains can be particularly valuable sources of energy for large rabbits such as the giant breeds, wool rabbits such as angoras, fur rabbits such as Rex, and any rabbit living where ambient temperatures are low. These rabbits need more protein and energy, and nuts, seeds and grains can provide both....However, very small seeds (e.g., milo) can be a danger to rabbits because of the possibility a rabbit might swallow them whole. Swallowed whole, small seeds could become stuck in the pylorus and cause a serious blockage. Give your rabbit only larger seeds such as sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds."
- An excerpt from our mentor Lucile Moore's book "Rabbit Nutrition and Nutritional Healing"
ABOUT OUR BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER SEEDS:
🐇 100% organic, non-GMO, vegan, cruelty-free
🌱 Packaged in 100% compostable bags
🌾 VARIETY is vital for your small pet. As foragers, they would naturally eat all different kinds of herbs, flowers, barks, and grasses depending on what would be seasonally available. Herbs provide a natural, safe source of of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, fatty acids, and other micronutrients.
HOW DO YOU USE BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER SEEDS?
💡A yummy distraction during grooming
💡Sprinkle on top of hay, greens, or pellets for a fun foraging activity
💡Hide a pinch in their play area
💡Stuff some into chew toys
This provides them not only with a healthy snack but also with a fun opportunity to stimulate and enrich their brains, curbing their appetite for destructive behavior due to boredom.
📏SIZE: 3 oz bag (by weight)
🌿INGREDIENTS: organic black oil sunflower seeds
📍SUGGESTED USE: 🐰Rabbits & Guinea Pigs: 1/2-1 tsp daily per 5 lbs body weight; ❗️for rabbits we recommend using BOSS as a special treat 1-2 times weekly instead of daily due to the high caloric content, 🐀Chinchillas & Rats: 1 tsp per day, 🐹Hamsters, Gerbils, Mice: 1/2 tsp per day
✔️SUITABLE FOR: rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, chickens, birds
📌STORAGE: for optimal shelf life, transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight
⚠️CAUTIONS: not intended for pets under 2 months old. Always introduce new treats and foods slowly. They are intended for the average, healthy pet and should never replace proper veterinary care; if you suspect your pet is ill, please contact a savvy vet ASAP.
✏️NOTES: this product has been reviewed and recommended by Lucile Moore PhD, widely recognized rabbit expert and author of Rabbit Nutrition and Nutritional Healing.
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Jun 11, 2020
Thank you! My rabbit Flash has taken to the nutrient dense black oil sunflower seeds as a snack with his animal crackers. Will definitely buy again from the Well Kept Rabbit but primarily for the winter months. Be safe and stay well. Have a great summer.
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May 20, 2020
My hamsters love these! I'm sure I will be purchasing from your store again.
Apr 25, 2020
my rats love them, would absolutely buy again