What are some fruits and foods that rabbits can eat?


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Fruits and foods that a rabbit can eat include vegetables like spinach, carrots and broccoli. They also can sparingly eat fruits, such as pears, kiwis, bananas, apricots and celery. They will also always need fresh access to water as part of their daily diet.

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Rabbits need a balanced diet to maintain their health. They should always have some kind of grass hay available to avoid any gastrointestinal issues and to have healthy teeth. They should also have good quality rabbit food available for their nutritional requirements. From birth to the age of six months, they can have unlimited food access. However, once rabbits reach six months, they should be limited to ¼ or ? of a cup of food for every five pounds they weigh.

Rabbits should eat leafy greens to promote vitamin absorption, with the distribution being one cup for every three pounds of body weight. Key leafy greens examples include celery, kale, dandelion greens, cilantro and bok choy.

Fruit should be considered more of a treat due to the sugar content and should only be given out sparingly. The maximum amount given should be approximately one tablespoon for every 2 pounds of rabbit weight per day. Fruits that rabbits can eat include strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and pineapple.

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