What Does a Wild Rabbit Eat?


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Rabbits eat different foods during different seasons of the year, including clover, dry and green grasses, bark and twigs. Rabbits, which are herbivores, tend to eat mainly grasses, clover and even garden crop during the summer. A rabbits diet changes during the winter and the food it eats also can include buds, green plants and twigs.

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What Does a Wild Rabbit Eat?
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If a person is caring for a wild rabbit, the bulk of its diet should consist of hay and grasses. Other foods to add to its diet are fresh vegetables, such as pieces of carrots, parsley and watercress. However, one should feed wild rabbits fresh vegetables only if it is more than six months old.

Because certain foods, such as cabbage and cauliflower can cause gas in a rabbit, one should avoid feeding them these foods. These foods also can potentially cause death.

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