Dwarf rabbits need to eat a well balanced diet of hay, pellets, fresh vegetables and fruits, according to the University of Arkansas. The pet foods available for dwarf rabbits at pet food stores are not as nutritious as fresh produce. Any pet owner who buys commercial food should also add in fresh produce when feeding a dwarf rabbit.Continue Reading
Dwarf rabbits should be given water at all times, and their water bowls should be rinsed out on a weekly basis. For their fruit portions, it is best to choose fruits that are not sugary, such as grapes and bananas, and instead choose blueberries, melons, apples, papaya, peaches, oranges, pineapples and strawberries. For their vegetable portions, choose from collard greens, basil, bok choy, broccoli, clover, carrots, green peppers, dandelion greens and flowers, mustard greens, mint, spinach, pea pods, radish tops, raspberry leaves, watercress and wheat grass. Pellets should be chosen based on fiber content and should only be fed at approximately 20 percent of the dwarf rabbit's diet. Fresh hay should be given at all times.
It is important to remember that there are foods, such as chocolate, that can be lethal. It is also bad for rabbits to eat human foods, such as crackers, cookies, pasta, bread, yogurt drops and breakfast cereals.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
Lionhead rabbits thrive on a diet primarily made up of hay or freeze-dried grass and fresh vegetables, with pet-food pellets making up less than half of an adult rabbit's diet. Young rabbits can be given a slightly larger amount of pellets, as they need the calories to grow. The amount should be tapered off as they age to prevent obesity.Full Answer >
Netherland Dwarf rabbits thrive on a diet of fresh, high-quality rabbit pellets; the National Research Council recommends an ideal nutrient ratio of 20 percent fiber, 15 percent protein and 3 percent fat. In order to avoid digestive issues, beware of overfeeding the rabbits and keep dietary variations to a minimum. Healthy treats such as oatmeal, fruits and vegetables are served in small teaspoon-sized portions.Full Answer >
Rabbits eat timothy-grass, hay, fruit, flowers, pellets and fresh vegetables. Hay is the main staple of the pet rabbit diet and should comprise 90 percent of what their diet.Full Answer >
Wild rabbits mostly eat grass, hay, wildflowers, clovers, weeds and garden and farm crops during summer and spring. They settle for twigs, barks, buds, conifer needles and greens in fall and winter. Rabbits, both the wild and domestic ones, re-ingest their own droppings to absorb nutrients from undigested food.Full Answer >