Rabbits should have constant access to fresh hay. Young rabbits should start eating hay as soon as they can eat by yourself. Mixed hay or hay from timothy more preferably than alfalfa because it contains less calories and calcium.
Use good quality hay, rabbit pellets should make up a small part in their total diet. To every rabbit which is heavier than 2 kg, 1 cup of vegetables daily is recommended. AT three types of vegetables should be present in the daily diet, which necessary for variety and animals to receive all necessary nutrients. If the rabbit has loose stools or diarrhea, the diet is recommended to replace one of the types of vegetables with another, while stool is not normal.
The amount of fruit in the diet of rabbits is strictly recommended limit. The percentage of fruit in the diet should not exceed 5% of the total diet. Sweet fruits like bananas and grapes should be used very sparingly, as goodies. Rabbits love sweets, but any sweet foods can cause them health problems, including dental problems.
Vegetables and greens
- Beet greens
- Broccoli (leaves, stems)
- Brussels sprouts
- Carrots and Tops
- Greens and Dandelion Flowers
- Cabbage (in limited quantities)
- Green pepper
- Salad: green leaves
- Parsley (caution, in limited quantities)
- Peppermint leaves
- Radish leaves
- Raspberry leaves
- Spinach (caution, in limited quantities)
- Common jerk
- Leaves or grass of wheat
Fruits and berries
- An Apple
- Orange and tangerine (including peel)
- A pineapple
Rabbits cannot be fed chocolate (poisonous!). Rabbits also You can’t feed with cookies, crackers, breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, yogurt and other human goodies. “All of these foods will sooner or later lead to fatal cases of enterotoxemia, or the development of “bad” bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract of the rabbit.
What do rabbits eat? How much food do they need?
Fresh and clear water 24/7
- Provide rabbits with clean water, such as in a heavy bowl, which they cannot turn over.
- Make sure that the water is clean of any contaminants and algae, and also that it does not freeze in winter. If you use bottle, check daily that rabbits have access to water, and that the end of the bottle is not blocked.
Hay and grass – daily
- Rabbits must receive at least one bale of hay good quality every day, the size of this bundle should match the size of the rabbit.
- Fresh hay of good quality should be available every day, at any time, and ideally, rabbits should have access to growing the grass.
- Do not feed the rabbits with grass from under the mower, as it may harm them.
Green leaves – daily
- Rabbits should receive a serving of clean and safe greens. leafy vegetables and herbs every day.
- Ideally, rabbit diets should be present every day 5-6 different types of herbs, such as cabbage, broccoli, parsley and other
- Add new types of greens in small amounts to your diet, to avoid a possible upset stomach.
- Feed the rabbits a small amount of pellets daily
- Recommended amount of pellets for a medium weight rabbit is 2 kg is from 25 to 50 grams.
- As a treat or reward during training are recommended small amounts of carrots or apples.
- Do not feed rabbits any other goodies that may harm them.
- Record the weight of your rabbits. Adjust their diet to they were not overweight or underweight.
- Young, pregnant, lactating and sick rabbits have different nutritional needs. Ask your vet if necessary. regarding a suitable diet.
- If you are not sure about any products or regular rabbit diet, talk with your veterinarian.