A rabbit's digestive system requires a balance of the right nutrients to promote healing growth and energy. Pellets are an important part of delivering those nutrients as they combine hay and vegetables to make the ideal rabbit food. Commercially bought pellets are already mixed and baked into pellet shape. If you have already combined and processed the ingredients for your rabbit pellets, building your own baking mold takes just a few more steps using tools that are usually readily available at home.
- 8 inch round cake pan
- 12 inch wide heavy duty aluminum foil roll
- AA battery
Tear a sheet of aluminum foil large enough to cover the bottom of the 8-inch pan. Use more than one sheet if necessary to make the foil cover the bottom and inner wall of the pan.
Tear 2 inches of aluminum foil from the roll. This strip measures 12 inches by 2 inches. Cut the strip into four equal parts so that each smaller strip is 3 inches by 2 inches.
Place the AA battery at the 2-inch edge of a strip of foil. Wrap the foil completely around the battery body so it takes on the cylindrical shape. Keep the walls of the foil smooth.
Push the battery out of the foil carefully. Do not squeeze the walls of the foil, as this leaves a hole in the aluminum cylinder. Fold one end of the cylinder foil about an 1/2 inch from the edge so that the end is closed and flat.
Cut 1/2-inch of foil from the open side of the foil cylinder. The resulting cylinder is approximately 1 inch tall. Place the cylinder in the baking pan with the closed side down.
Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until the baking pan is filled. Arrange the foil cylinders side by side as close to each other as possible. Spoon the rabbit pellet mix into the cylinders and then bake.
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