Provide the wild rabbits with grass and hay. Whether wild or domesticated, grass and hay are staples of a rabbit’s diet. The wild rabbits in your yard will have an abundance of grass to chew on, but will probably not have ready access to hay.
Rabbits also eat clover and wild strawberries. ... Place small branches and twigs from fall pruning on the ground in your yard for rabbits to eat during the winter. Rabbits consume twigs, branches, young trees, and shrub buds in the winter.
Winter's cooler temperatures and lack of vegetation forces wild rabbits to spend more time in search of food. They often seek shelter in underground dens they have lined with grass, straw and twigs as insulators.
Rabbits in the wild are very good at finding food despite the apparent lack of the things that they normally eat. When there is not a ready supply of their favorite grasses, hay and clover, they survive on two main sources of nutrients.
Domestic rabbits eat the same thing no matter the season because their diets are controlled, but wild rabbits may have to adjust a bit from the preferred grass and leafy weeds to bark, twigs and even conifer needles.
So what do wild rabbits eat in the winter? This really depends on the specific location. In areas that don’t see much snowfall, rabbits will mostly stick to dried, dead plants and whatever green stuff they can find.
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. Rabbits often have a wood-based diet in the winter, and they usually feed on green plants during the spring.
Rabbits have been living through winters for a while now. It's a wild animal, so by definition there is no good reason at all that you need to assist it, if it isn't in evident distress (and even then, the calculation is complicated).
What do wild rabbits eat is slightly different from what do pet rabbits eat, but you can adapt easily. Whether wild or domesticated, grass and hay are necessaries in a rabbit diet. In addition, wild rabbits need to be given wide open spaces or at least special time dedicated to exercise and movement.