1) HAY -Rabbits need at least one bundle of good quality hay that’s as big as they are every day!
2) Greens – Rabbits must have an adult-sized handful of safe washed leafy green vegetables, herbs and weeds daily.
3) Pellets – Measure 25g (an eggcup-full) of pellets per kg of your rabbit’s body weight; for a medium-sized rabbit (2kg) feed a maximum of two full eggcups.
4) Treats – Feed carrots/apples, in small amounts as occasional treats.
The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund have provided the following comprehensive list of foods that a rabbit can eat. Remember to introduce any new foods gradually and ideally offer 5-6 greens per day
|C Cabbage (dark green varieties)|
Carrot tops and roots as a treat
Cauliflower including the leaves
|RRadish greens and roots|
|SSalad greens/lettuce (not many of these as they can make poos runny)|
Sprouts – but if you get them a sprout tree be careful of how much of the stalk they eat as it’s very tough
Squash (any type – including cucumber)
Sweet potatoes (as a treat)
Apple leaves and twigs
Cleavers (goosegrass or sticky weed)
|JJerusalem artichoke||LLemon balm|
|NNasturtium||PPlantain (broad leaf and ribwort)|
Pear leaves and twigs
|R Raspberry leaves|
Rosebay willowherb (fireweed)
Roses (leaves and flowers)
|S Shepherd’s purse|
|W Willow leavesY Yarrow|
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