ANGEL'S MUSH

Angel's Mush is a mixture of very healthy ingredients and it can even sustain the life of a rabbit who cannot chew hay or pellets.  The original Angel was such a rabbit. She could not chew anything because she had no teeth! All of her teeth needed to be extracted due to oral cancer.  She was still a young rabbit and had a long life to live yet.  So this mush was created for her and she could eat it by lapping it up.  She lived several more years with no health issues, no weight loss, no GI Stasis.  Her life was very happy and what you could call "normal" as bunnies go.

The recipe for Angel's Mush has been shared and used for decades since.  It can be given to a rabbit who has trouble eating or getting the proper amount of nourishment. It can be syringe fed as well as offered in a food bowl.  This recipe can be cut in half as needed. You can freeze the excess mixture and thaw it out when you want to use it. I personally put a small handful of mixture into a ziplock bag and then smoosh it flat, and stack the bags in the freezer. The flat mush thaws out evenly and can be run under hot water before use.  Some people use an ice cube tray so they can thaw out a very small amount at a time. 

 

Angel's Mush can be used in place of Critical Care (if you have none) when a rabbit needs syringe feeding, just thin it out with water first. I personally would advise bunny owners to make a batch of the mush and keep it until you must have it, and maybe you may never need it.  But having it just in case is preferable to me. 

  • 1 cup of either oat or barley flour

  • 4 cups timothy pellets (i.e. high-fiber)

  • 5 cups water

  • Mix together the flour and pellets. Add the water and let the mixture stand an hour or so until the pellets have dissolved.

  • Then add:

  • 1 – 8oz. can vanilla Ensure

  • 1 – 28oz. or 32oz. can of 100% pure pumpkin

  • 1 – 12oz. can V-8 juice

  • Mix everything together, adding additional water if needed.  Make patties for the buns who will eat it on their own. Make it more runny for syringe feeding.