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Rabbit Feed

What should bunnies eat?

Contrary to popular belief, rabbits need to eat more than just carrots and lettuce. They require a balanced diet of hay, fresh veggies and fruit, and a few pellets. Rabbits have very sensitive digestive tracts, so the transition to hay or pellets, or the introduction of new fruits and vegetables, must be done gradually to allow the rabbit’s system to adjust.

A rabbit’s diet should be made up of good quality pellets, fresh hay (timothy, other grass hays, or oat hay), water and fresh vegetables. Anything beyond that is a “treat” and should be given in limited quantities.

Pellets should be fresh, and should be relatively high in fiber (18% minimum fiber). Do not purchase more than 6 weeks worth of feed at a time, as it will become spoiled. Pellets should make up less of a rabbit’s diet as he or she grows older, and hay should be available 24 hours a day. Alfalfa pellets are fine for younger rabbits but timothy pellets are preferred for older rabbits.

What quantities of food should I feed babies and “teenagers”?

Birth to 3 weeks–mother’s milk 3 to 4 weeks–mother’s milk, nibbles of alfalfa and pellets 4 to 7 weeks–mother’s milk, access to alfalfa and pellets 7 weeks to 7 months–unlimited pellets, unlimited hay (plus see 12 weeks below) 12 weeks–introduce vegetables (one at a time, quantities under 1/2 oz.)

When you feed a lower quantity (or no) of pellets, you must replace the nutritional value without the calories, which is done by increasing the vegetables. Also, a variety of hay must be encouraged all day long, we do this by offering fresh hay a couple of times a day. We made the balanced nutrition diet for ur rabbits and all the feeds are made by us in our farm. Its giving guaratee to our clients that all the rabbit are grown in health enviromnet.

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