What do rabbits like most after grass?

Romania
November 22, 2009 8:06am CST
Hello!I have a small problem with my rabbit as the winter has come and I can barely find grass for my rabbit to eat.He doesn't quite like carrots or lettuce either,so I'm a bit confused as to what I can give it.I would appreciate any help.
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7 responses
22 Nov 09
I had a rabbit once. She definitely eats anything. Eats carrots, grass, bananas. She even eats chocolates. Weird rabbit. I don't know, my rabbit just eats anything. Maybe you should try giving your rabbit fruits, maybe it will work, since it's sweeter & tastier than veggies.
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
22 Nov 09
Rabbits love bananas! But they MUST have dry, proprietory food, or they lose out on nutrients. Remember, in the wild they eat everything - slugs and bugs as well!
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
22 Nov 09
Your rabbit isn't weird, by the way. My Billy - I wish I'd got a movie of him, galloping off up the hallway proudly holding MY slice of Deep Pan Pizza aloft! I should have called him Garfield.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
22 Nov 09
Lettuce is actually bad for rabbits! You should give him a proprietory dry mix that has pelletted diet in it (pelletted diet alone is okay, it's scientifically balanced and has everything they need, but they don't always eat it) He should have hay, not grass, to eat - this is true winter and summer. Grass is okay but, like horses, rabbits in the wild are used to fighting for food so the grass is sparse. One rabbit on a bed of grass - it's too rich for him. They love clover and herbs, too. If ever you're cooking with fresh corander or parsley - give him the stalks. He'll love you forever! There are loads of cheap rabbit diets - even supermarkets sell them. Guinea pig diet is a good substitute if you can't get rabbit. I buy Purina plus Gourmet mix, and supplement this with a few carrot tops, fruit and herbs, and meadow hay. Treats include unsweetened popcorn, cornflakes and milk (in moderation, and banana chips - don't buy the expensive pet food version. It's the same as we eat. My rabbits enjoy yoghurt, cheese and pizza, would you believe. Not because I put these things in their diet, but because they nicked them off my plate! Rabbits are great for telling you what they want - like cats ...
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
15 Dec 09
Lettuce is fine, as long as it isn't iceberg lettuce. Nearly any other variety is healthy for them. Rabbits should NOT eat mainly pellets. Pellets are only a fattening side dish. Cilantro and parsley can be given leaves and all, they love it. Do not feed cheap rabbit pellets. It would be better to not feed pellets at all. My 14 year old rabbit has been on a pellet free diet for most of his life. My younger rabbit eats high quality pellets in addition to hay and veggies. I hope you just made up that stuff about dairy products and that you don't actually have rabbits, because rabbits do not eat dairy products. Do NOT give them pizza, cheese, and all that junk food. That's not even good for you, let alone that poor rabbit. Keep unsafe foods out of reach from pets.
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
24 Jan 10
Hello, for your rabbit, you could give hime apple or banana (my rabbit love that) or you could buy some grains.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
15 Dec 09
Rabbits should eat a diet consisting primarily of grass hay (timothy hay or orchard grass, not alfalfa hay which is a legume hay). If you cannot feed a variety of veggies, then you will also need to feed a high quality rabbit pellet such as Oxbow. Timothy rabbit pellets for rabbits over 1 year, alfalfa pellets for rabbits under a year. I see other posters have recommended junk food like pizza and yogurt. These people must not actually have rabbits, or if they do I feel very sorry for their rabbits. Rabbits do not digest dairy. They are herbivores. See www.guinealynx.info for a veggie list, even though it is for guinea pigs it is the same for rabbits. Add veggies in slowly to prevent diarrhea.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
23 Nov 09
hi friend! i used to have rabbit too, it's really problem if your rabbit is picky on its food, how old is your pet? usually rabbit's main diet is rabbit pellets, this is the main source of nutrition of pet rabbits, this kind of pellets has all of vitamins and minerals that will keep your rabbit healthy..
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
22 Nov 09
I had rabbits and they would eat mainly lettuce and fodder. They seemed to never say no to fodder, so maybe you can give it a try ;)
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
There are feeds for rabbit in the local vet. or pet store. You could well ask them what else you could feed your rabbit so as to be safe. Our rabbits (before) would eat anything, even newspaper (yeah, it's weird). But we do give them some pellets from the pet store.