your furry friend...
What should I feed my rabbit?
What would be important for my pet to thrive and be healthier?
These are all excellent questions that a first time
rabbit owner may ask.
So to keep your rabbit healthy and thriving the following should be included in their diet.
High quality pellets, at least 16-18% of protein, also the pellets should be high in fiber at least 20%.
A lot of people believe that pellets should be the main part of the rabbit’s diet that is not the case. Hay is very important to keep their intestines moving and reducing the risk of getting GI stasis which is a problem very common with rabbit that don’t have a good fiber intake.
If they were in the wild, they would be eating just that.
Grass or dried up grass, leaves, twigs, berries, your goal as an educated pet owner is to imitate what they would have on their own if they were free, and
that’s simply the best. When purchasing hay though, make sure it's good quality.
Quality is everything, make sure there is no mold and is not stale, I recommend Timothy hay.
Alfalfa is another great source of fiber if they are less than 6 months old, after six months of age it’s best to feed with moderation due to high content of Calcium and rich protein. Also make sure that the hay is ALWAYS fresh, because if it's in there cage for too long they won't eat it because it will have their scent
So to summarize the best way to feed your rabbit is 80% hay from grasses,10%pellets 10% Dark Green Leaves.
How about treats? Is it okay to give rabbits treats? Yes it’s okay. Some treats that you can give them is dark green leaves such as: Carrots, Apples, Strawberries, No commercial treats(yogurt covered nut, honey covered nuts...etc...) those are bad treats and I do not recommend.
Rabbits eat lots of varieties of vegetables just no lettuce!!! There are lots of thing that you can provide for your furry friend that will make them healthier
and help them to grow stronger.
YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!:)
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