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.A rabbit's diet should be made up of good quality pellets, fresh hay, (alfalfa, timothy or oat), water, and fresh vegetables. Anything beyond that is a "treat" and should be given in limited quantities.
Pellets should be fresh, and should be relatively high in fiber (18% minimum fiber). Do not purchase more than 6 weeks worth of feed at a time, as it will become spoiled. Pellets should make up less of a rabbit's diet as he or she grows older, and hay should be available 24 hours a day.
When shopping for vegetables, look for a selection of different veggies. Look for both dark leafy veggies and root vegetables, and try to get different colors. Stay away from beans, corn, peas, and rhubarb.
Hay is essential to a rabbit's good health, providing roughage which reduces the danger of hairballs and other blockages. Apple tree twigs also provide good roughage, just be sure to let them dry for three months before given them to your bunny.
Good Veggies for Bunnies
|alfalfa sprouts||basil||beet greens (tops)|
|bok choy|| broccoli
|carrots and carrot tops|| celery
(chop in small pieces)
|clover, clover sprouts||collard greens||dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)|
|mint||parsley|| pea pods
(the flat edible kind)
|peppermint leaves||radicchio||radish sprouts, tops|
|raspberry leaves|| romaine lettuce
(no iceberg or light colored leaf lettuce)
Veggies to Give Occasionally
|Kale||Mustard Greens||Spinach||Swiss chard|