What should I feed my rabbit?
Rabbits need continuous access to fibre rich diets, such as good quality hay or grass, to help digest food and maintain healthy teeth. With fibre making up the majority of your rabbits’ diet, hay and grass should be supplemented with a specially formulated rabbit food, which provides all the nutrients in the correct amounts and proportions.
Rabbits can also be given fresh vegetables, in moderation. Leafy vegetables are good and provide variety, but contrary to popular conception, root vegetables such as carrots should not be fed too often.
To make the most out of nutrients consumed, rabbits also eat their own caecotrophs (soft faeces).
Water must be accessible at all times and bottles are often easier to keep clean.
How often should I feed my rabbit?
Rabbits should have access to fibre rich diets, such as hay or grass, at all times, and it should be replenished on a daily basis. This should be supplemented with a specially formulated rabbit food which provides all the nutrients in the correct amounts and proportions. The feeding guidelines on the pet food packet will give advice on how much to feed.