What foods do wild rabbits like to eat?


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During periods of warmth and fauna abundance, wild rabbits eat grass, weeds, wildflowers, clover and crops grown on farms or in gardens. In the cold winter months, their diet shrinks to twigs and bark, conifer needles, buds and any green plant they can find.

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What foods do wild rabbits like to eat?
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Some wild rabbits, such as Nuttall's cottontails, can climb slanted tree trunks to reach additional vegetation. Rabbits practice coprophagy, which means they eat their undigested pellets to absorb the foods' nutrients better. Mother rabbits nurse their newborns for about two weeks before the offspring move on to eating solid vegetation. When the young reach their fourth or fifth weeks, their mother takes them with her to find food.

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