Diet

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An unlimited supply of fresh hay is the single most important part of a healthy rabbit diet. Not only does it wear down your rabbit's continually-growing teeth, but it also aids in proper digestion.   Learn more about hay in the rabbit's diet.  San Diego House Rabbit Society (SDHRS)...
  Bunnies love fresh hay! Be sure to provide an ample supply they can nibble whenever they like. Hay fiber is the best defense against intestinal blockages. The House Rabbit Hay Program offers fresh hay at a reasonable price. For just $10 you get a good-sized box (8-10 lbs) filled with a...
San Diego House Rabbit Society recommends, in their general dietary guidelines, a small amount of fresh greens, daily.  This is to supplement your rabbit's primary diet of hay. General guidelines are to give about 1 cup of greens for each 4 lbs. of body weight, per day.  Select four to...
Rabbit pellets, known for their ease of feeding and rapid weight gain, were originally developed for the rabbit "livestock" market, where rabbits are raised for their meat or fur and not intended to live out their potential lifespan of 8 to 12 years. For house rabbits, however, diets high in...
Who can resist that funny bunny face when it's begging for treats?  Not me, and not you either!  We all want to give the occasional reward of a "treat" to our rabbits, especially when they are being so cute. The trick is what you feed them and to not overdo it.   Feeding too many...
Susan A. Brown, D.V.MMidwest Bird and Exotic Animal HospitalWestchester, IL 60154 Rabbits are strict herbivores. Their relatively small body size makes it difficult to store large volumes of coarse fiber as might be done in the cow or horse. The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) attempts to eliminate...