Rabbits kept for breeding purposes, have a different nutritional need than a pet rabbit, however they both need high quality feed for optimal health and happiness.
I use and recommend Fresh high quality plain pellets 1/2 cup per day.
Timothy hay can be served freely.
Feed at least 1/4 of a cup or at most 1/2 cup per day . Feed preferably at the same time daily.
Supplement with Free choice Timothy hay daily.
Pregnant does: Feed Adult rabbit food daily until kindling, after that you should transfer the doe to the nursing moms formula, as she will need more protein and carbohydrates while nursing.
Also feed 1 tablespoon of uncooked Old Fashioned rolled oats daily until she kindles. Pregnant does and nursing does must be fed freely. I supplement my does diet with fresh organic dark greens daily.
Babies : Should eat Nursing formula with their mom until weaned, which normally occurs naturally around 8-9 weeks of age. After weaned continue free choice feeding nursing formula until 10-12 weeks and then transfer then to the Adult formula.
When feeding a junior you should control his pellets to the same amount as an adult which will help him to develop and matures slowly without growing to fast.
Dark Green leaves can be fed as supplement or treats. Never change your rabbit's diet too suddenly.
The house rabbit doesn't need as much pellets as a breeding animal. They should be spayed and neutered and kept in a fiber rich diet.
Plain pellets that are timothy based are best for adult rabbits. Young rabbits should have alfalfa based pellets until 6 months.
If you have purchased your baby from me, just follow my care sheet.
Vegetables can be supplemented. Introduce dark green leaves slowly . To rabbits that never had vegetables before, give one tiny piece per day until he is well adapted.
Do not feed commercial treats ever!
Fruits are not recommended until 4 months of age.