Feeding Rabbits

For good teeth and health

Feeding Rabbits

The correct amount of food containing the correct balance of nutrients will ensure that you have a healthy and happy rabbit for many years
Like us, rabbits require a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and water
Gone are the days of putting a rabbit hutch on the backyard and expecting them to keep the lawn short for you

Dry Foods

The main part of a rabbits diet should consist of good quality rabbit pellets, several varieties of hay (lucerne, meadow and oaten), grass and clover. These should be available to your rabbit at all times – a wall rack is highly recommended as this will keep foods dry and clean

Fresh Vegetables

You should feed your rabbit up to three fresh vegetables a day
Suitable vegetables are: asparagus, basil, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, capsicum, carrots, celery, cucumber, dill, dandelions, parsley, spinach and zucchini
Do NOT feed your rabbit: cabbage, cauliflower, cauliflower leaves, raw beans or rhubarb

Fresh Fruits

Fresh Fruits are good for your rabbit in only small amounts as too much sugar can give them diarrhoea
Suitable fruits are: apple, banana, blueberries, grapes, honeydew melon, peaches, pears, pineapple, raspberries, rock melon, strawberries, tomatoes and watermelon

Wooden Sticks

Wooden sticks should be available to your rabbit for chewing. This helps to prevent their teeth from over-growing and is a source of environmental enrichment

Fresh Water

Water really is the source of life and as most rabbits are kept in an enclosure you must supply them with fresh water each and every day. This is best kept in a drip feed bottle to prevent contamination