What do rabbits eat?
July 18, 2012 8:30am CST
I just got a 1 year old rabbit from the petshop and I want to know what's better to feed her.. Grass or feeds? Also, is it fine if you feed her real food, like meat?
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27 Jul 12
I have several rabbits and I feed them a commercial rabbit pellet. They also need hay or grass that they can eat all the time. I also feed them treats like carrots and lettuce as well. Not a lot but small amounts just for treats. Leaf lettuce is the preferred type to give them. Head lettuce has to much water in it and no nutritional value.
23 Jul 12
Your rabbit needs pellets, fresh vegetables and hay. You can buy many different kinds of pellets and my vet gave me this advice: Avoid the mixed pellets. Technically the mixed pellets contain all of the things your rabbit needs, but because there are different kinds of pellets the rabbits often pick the pellets that they like the most and leave the rest and if they skip some of the pellets they don't get all of the things that they need. It is best to buy a bag or box of pellets where where the pellets are alike, that way that you are sure that your rabbits get all that they need. Pellets alone is not enough, your rabbits also need vegetables. Look it up online, there are many options, but there are also some things that you should avoid like iceberg salad or large pieces of cucumbers. Make sure that your rabbits have access to hay as well. You should definately avoid meat or other kinds of food made for humans.
19 Jul 12
I think you should of done research before buying the rabbit, the petstore should of provided you with information. i personally would never buy any animal from a petstore in my life, nor a breeder. You should feed them pellets (which can be bought at a pet store, or other stores - nothing with crunch seeds in it) I feed my Marco pellets in the morning, 2 -3 cups of veggies (find what they like Marco likes carrots, celery, and lettuce( ONLY romaine lettice NOT iceburg), I feed him sometimes dandelion leaves, collard greens, and a variety of herbs (Marco likes Parsley, and basil the best), also unlimited hay and water (timothy hay for a healthy diet). DO NOT FEED THEM REAL FOOD LIKE MEAT NOTHING LIKE THAT UNLESS YOU WANT TO KILL THE RABBIT. The rabbit needs a lot of love and attention, they need to be out of the cage, and have playtime and they do chew (you need to supervise them).