How to provide your rabbit with a healthy diet!
Rabbits need a balanced diet like we do! A rabbit's diet should be made up of 5% good quality pellets, 85% fresh hay (timothy or other grass hays), 10% fresh vegetables, as well as a constant supply of fresh water. Below is a list of foods safe and unsafe for Rabbits.
SAFE FOR RABBITS...
Carrot tops and roots as a treat
Apple leaves and twigs
Cleavers (goosegrass or sticky weed)
Pear leaves and twigs
Rosebay willowherb (fireweed)
Roses (leaves and flowers)
UNSAFE/TOXIC TO RABBITS!!!
All house plants should be considered toxic!
Identify wild plants - You don’t want to poison your rabbits so look out for poisonous flowers and plants
Thoroughly wash all veg!
Keep your rabbits’ vaccinations up to date in case of spreading diseases from infected wild rabbits. If collecting wild plants, avoid areas visited by dogs and plant pesticides.
Never feed lawn clippings! these can be extremely harmful to bunnies as they ferment quickly.
Provide fresh good quality hay. it should be dry, sweet smelling and free from grit, dust and mould. As well as providing the nutrients they need, it has many other benefits, including keeping their teeth in order AND to aid boredom we recommend filling one of our stainless steel hay feeders with luscious timothy hay for your rabbit!
Keep an eye on your rabbits’ droppings. You can tell a lot about your rabbits' health from their droppings. If they are small dry dark or runny you will need to try increasing the hay or grass and decreasing the greens and veggies.
Its advised to provide both a bowl and a bottle of water for your rabbit if you can.
Change the water in both bowl & bottle daily, clean them regularly and keep them free of any slime or debris.