Good & Bad Veggies
The quickest way to managing a rabbit’s health is through his nutrition. With a proper diet digestive ailments like Gastrointestinal Stasis and obesity can be easily prevented.
Greens, Fruits, and Veggies
Celery (leaves only)
Dandelion greens (and flower)
Swiss chard (any color)
Parsley (Italian or flat leaf best)
Red/Green Leaf lettuce
and bunnies have no way to release gas.
Introducing greens will supplement your rabbit’s diet with vitamins and nutrients that might be lacking in his hay and pellets.
Rabbits have a natural sweet-tooth and will beg for your fruit salad. However, fruit contains a lot of sugar which doesn’t belong in the rabbit digestive tract and can cause obesity. Fruit can be fed occasionally in small amounts as a special treat. Try to limit fruit intake to 1 tablespoon a day.
|Green/red bell peppers
||Bean or alfalfa sprouts||Pea pods (flat, NO peas)|
Water is a necessity to every living thing. Be sure to always have fresh and clean water available to your rabbit. Try to clean bowls and water bottles every couple of weeks to prevent the growth of any bacterium. Do not alter your rabbit’s water with flavors or medications as this may discourage them from drinking.