Both wild and pet rabbits can eat lettuce according to the House Rabbit Society. Pet owners should feed rabbits a balanced diet of purchased food pellets, hay, fruits and vegetables.Continue Reading
Greens of all kinds are an important part of any rabbit's diet. As vegetarians, they derive their nutrients from both leafy and hard vegetables and fruits. Choose fresh produce of different colors, with an emphasis on dark greens, as they contain the most vitamins. Romaine, bibb and leaf lettuce are all good choices. All vegetables are acceptable once the bunny is 12 weeks old.
Pellets are also an important part of a rabbit's daily diet. Purchase just enough pellets from a feed store to last for a week or two. Rabbits do not enjoy stale pellets any more than humans enjoy stale food.Learn more about Pet Rabbits
Dwarf rabbits kept indoors are usually housed in cages, while those living outside require hutches, ideally with an enclosed room outfitted with a dry bed. Proper care for dwarf rabbits varies depending on whether they are living inside or outdoors. Dwarf rabbits are, as a whole, quite hardy and adapt equally well to life indoors and outside.Full Answer >
Tips for feeding young and mature rabbits include providing a type of food they are used to eating in the wild, such as fresh greens and hay. If feeding rabbits pellets, choose high-quality pellets that are high in fiber. Another tip is to add new food gradually into the old diet, as a sudden change in diet can cause diarrhea to rabbits.Full Answer >
According to Y-NotBunnies.com, watermelon rinds are safe for rabbits to eat. However, watermelon and watermelon rinds should only be given to rabbits as an occasional treat. Too much watermelon can cause stomach upset due to the high amounts of sugar found in the fruit.Full Answer >
Flemish rabbits are considered safe for families with small children. The giant rabbit breed is considered hardy enough to be handled by small children, as well as being gentle and docile enough not to injure the child while being handled.Full Answer >