Rabbits love their food and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. The main part of a rabbit’s diet should be unlimited amounts of fresh hay (preferably Timothy or Meadow Hay), grass, and plenty of clean water available. See 'What do rabbits eat?' for more information.
Adult rabbits can eat timothy, grass, and oat hays, while younger rabbits should be fed alfalfa. ... Do not feed rabbits the leaves from houseplants as many are poisonous to rabbits. For a full list of poisonous plants, visit the Sacramento House Rabbit Society’s page on the subject. Your rabbit may enjoy some of the following vegetables:
Make sure your rabbit eats plenty of hay and greens a day a rabbit 3 kilos and over should have 1 cup of greens a day and for rabbits 3 kilos and under should have half a cup a day no more or it can be hazardous. Try to feed you rabbit on pellets because the mixed foods can make your rabbit fussy at eating different things.
Rabbits also eat leafy weeds, and they search for fruit and crops to eat. 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 reingest their own droppings (rather than chewing the cud as do cows and numerous other herbivores) to digest their food further and extract sufficient nutrients. Rabbits graze heavily and rapidly for roughly the first half-hour of a grazing period (usually in the late afternoon), followed by about half an hour of more selective feeding.
In the summer, when rabbits like to eat grasses and weeds, leave an area of your lawn partially uncut—this allows grass and/or weeds to grow up, and can also provide a sheltered area for the wild rabbits to eat. If the wild rabbits feel safe in your yard, do not be surprised if they eat grass all day.
Rabbits Rabbit Diet and Food List – What Do Rabbits Eat? What do rabbits eat and drink? Besides hay and pellets, which fruits, vegetables, and greens can they eat and what is the right amounts of each to give them?
Enjoyed reading this article, very informative as I do have a wild rabbit visiting in my yard! Anonymous Reply January 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm. You don't list what rabbits eat in the wild or the percentiles of consumed forages, protein, fat, and vitamin/mineral content. Sydnee Reply August 29, 2015 at 11:54 am.
Rabbits need to eat their body-size in fresh hay each day… continue reading. Safe fruit, veg, herbs and plants. A rabbit's main diet is hay, but they can also enjoy fruit, vegetables, herbs, plants and weeds. Here is a list of safe foods that bunnies can eat… continue reading
Rabbits in the wild all over the world successfully consume a wide variety of plant material. Various types of dry and fresh grasses and plants with leaves comprise the largest portion of the wild rabbit diet. Rabbits will also eat bark on trees, tender twigs and sprouts, fruits, seeds and other nutritious foods in much small amounts.