What do you feed your rabbits?
Per 1 Rabbit (3lbs Rabbit):
- Unlimited Timothy Hay & water all day
- 2 tablespoons (egg size amount) of pellets each per day (1 tablespoon in the morning and 1 tablespoon at dinner time)
- 1 packed cup of rabbit safe veggies at dinner time (Our favourites are: dandelion greens, cilantro (coriander), dandelion greens, dill, curly & Italian parsley, romaine & green leaf lettuce, chicory, endive…more rabbit safe veggies click here)
- 1 tablespoon of rabbit safe fruits 2-3 times per week. *Carrots are treats! do not give it to them everyday. It is high in sugar and can cause diarrhea and diabetes.
Information provided by The House Rabbit Society:
What are the basics of a good house rabbit diet?
A rabbit’s diet should be made up of:
Anything beyond that is a “treat” and should be given in limited quantities. Portion: 80% hay (unlimited), 10-15 % veggies (1 packed cup), 8-10% pellets (2 tablespoons per day per 3lbs rabbit).
What makes a good pellet?
Pellets should be fresh, and should be relatively high in fiber (18% minimum fiber). Do not purchase more than 6 weeks worth of feed at a time, as it will become spoiled. Pellets should make up less of a rabbit’s diet as he or she grows older, and hay should be available 24 hours a day.
What kinds of veggies should I feed my rabbit?
When shopping for vegetables , look for a selection of different veggies–look for both dark leafy veggies and root vegetables, and try to get different colors. Stay away from beans and rhubarb. Here’s a suggested veggie list.
Is feeding hay important?
What quantities of food should I feed babies and “teenagers”?
What quantities of food should I feed young adults? (7 months to 1 year)
What quantities of food should I feed mature adults? (1 to 5 years)
What quantities of food should I feed senior rabbits? (Over 6 years)
If I feed fewer pellets, how do I compensate?
When you feed a lower quantity of pellets, you must replace the nutritional value without the calories, which is done by increasing the vegetables. Also, a variety of hay and straw must be encouraged all day long, we do this by offering fresh hay a couple of times a day.Primary Author(s): Marinell Harriman