Pet Care

How Much Do Rabbits Eat?

A house rabbit’s diet should almost mimic the wild rabbit providing it with plenty of hay, vegetables, pellets and greens. Changing a rabbit’s diet suddenly or frequently will upset its digestion especially when they are babies or stressed. A rabbit is usually fed in the morning and the evening and the diet normally includes grass hay unlimited, vegetables and greens, fruits, pellets and other variety of rabbit supplements. The Pet advice website has suggestions on rabbit care.

Rabbits mostly feed on fresh grass hay that is available in a large variety. You can mix a few of them and feed them to give them a range of texture. There are also a huge variety of rabbit treats sold in shops which you can give your rabbit occasionally but not too often. This is because the treats contain a higher amount of sugar which makes the rabbits obese. Moreover, each rabbit has their own taste and preference which you must understand.

Rabbits can be fed with the following:

Herbs, plants and flowers: A rabbit can be fed with variety of herbs, plants and fruits but ensure which are safe for its digestive system like basil, cilantro, collard greens, clover, etc. Some might turn out to be poisonous putting its life to risk.

Vegetables and fruits: Rabbits also can be fed with variety of fruits and vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, apples, pineapples, etc. Again you will have to ensure which are safe for their digestive system

Rabbit mix and pellets: A rabbit’s main diet can be supplemented with commercially prepared pellets or mixes that are specifically designed for feeding it.

Treats: Rabbits love treats as they have sweet tooth. They may beg you for that the whole day instead of hay but ensure you give it a balanced diet. Treats are high in sugar. Therefore give them in moderation to avoid obesity.

The above foods can be given in a balanced way. Rabbits readily take human foods but they are not recommended. Avoid giving any starchy human foods such as rice, bread, potatoes, biscuits, crisps, sweets, etc.…

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