What do wild rabbits eat?


Quick Answer

Wild rabbits eat things such as lettuce, twigs, grass, herbs, clover, bark and buds. Rabbits also eat leafy weeds, and they search for fruit and crops to eat.

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What do wild rabbits eat?
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Rabbits often have a wood-based diet in the winter, and they usually feed on green plants during the spring. Wild rabbits typically graze for food at night, and cottontail rabbits in particular hide among vegetation during the day. Rabbits prefer to eat plants that are tender and easily damaged. They eat all forms of plants, including perennials, annuals, shrubs and tree seedlings. The snapdragon is an annual plant that attracts rabbits during the winter. The black-eyed Susan is a perennial that grows in the fall, and they produce rosettes that rabbits eat during the winter. Roses are also attractive to rabbits during the spring.

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