What should a rabbit eat daily?
You may have heard that rabbits are herbivores, but they need more than just grass in their diet. A rabbit’s natural habitat is full of stems and leaves from trees as well!
They love eating these plants too – so you should always provide plenty for them on your property or the covering will be gone soon enough when it comes time to feed again.
A diet for a pet rabbit should consist mostly of hay, fresh vegetables, and a small number of pellets. According to the House Rabbit Society, an adult rabbit should have unrestricted access to hay at all times.
This aids in digestion and helps wear down their continuously growing teeth. The vegetables that are fed to a rabbit should be fresh and washed. Some good options include parsley, kale, romaine lettuce, and dandelion greens. The occasional feeding of fruit is also okay, but it should only be given in small amounts due to the high sugar content.
As for pellets, they should make up no more than 10% of a rabbit’s diet and can be given in limited amounts as a treat. A healthy diet is essential for keeping your rabbit healthy and happy.
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