Rabbit Diet

  • A rabbit’s diet should consist of 80% hay and / or grass to ensure that the rabbit’s teeth are kept ground down and in tip top condition. Too little hay will lead to dental disease. A good type of hay is timothy hay, alfalfa hay is good but not advised for older rabbits as it can cause them to gain weight.
  • No more than one large handful of pellets (we recommend Supa Rabbit Excel) per rabbit. Feeding too many pellets will lead to insufficient hay being eaten which is bad for the rabbit’s health. We do not reccommend muesli type foods as the rabbit can selectively eat the bits they like and leave the bits that are good for them.
  • Veg should be given daily, see below for some examples.
  • Fresh water must be made available at all times.Heavy water bowls are preferable to water bottles, in which the ball can get stuck.

 

 


Examples of safe vegetables and herbs:

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  • Asparagus)
  • Baby Sweetcorn
  • Beetroot (limited as can cause gas)
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli leaves (limited on stems or tops)
  • Basil
  • Carrots (occasionally as high in sugar)
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Courgette
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber
  • Curly Kale
  • Dill

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  • Lettuce (Romaine)
  • Peppers
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Spring Greens
  • Radish Tops
  • Rocket
  • Sage
  • Swede
  • Spinach
  • Thyme
  • Watercress

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Examples of safe fruits – fruit only as a treat due to the sugar content

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  • Apples (not the seeds)
  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Blackberry
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Mango

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  • Melon
  • Nectarines
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Raspberries (and the leaves)
  • Strawberries (and the leaves)
  • Tomatoes

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Unsafe foods
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  • Avocado
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Chocolate
  • Mushrooms

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  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubard
  • Sweetcorn
  • Yoghurt Drops

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