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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Good & Bad Veggies


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


Acceptable Greens:

Basil
Escarole
Kale
Baby Greens
Carrot/Beet tops
Blackberry Leaves
Wheat Grass
Brussels sprouts
Celery (leaves only)
Chickory
Dandelion greens (and flower)
Swiss chard (any color)
Parsley (Italian or flat leaf best)
Romaine lettuce
Watercress
Mint
Spinach*
Cilantro
Mustard greens*
Red/Green Leaf lettuce
Raddichio
Raspberry Leaves
Broccoli*
Clover

*Very small amounts as these are high in calcium or very gassy
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.


Acceptable Fruits:

Kiwi Fruit
Strawberries
Blueberries
Raspberries
Blackberries
Apple
Pear
Peach
Papaya
Pineapple
Cactus fruit
Melons
Mango
Cherries
Cranberries
Orange(no peel)
Plums

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.



Acceptable Veggies:

Green/red bell peppers
 
Bean or alfalfa sprouts Pea pods (flat, NO peas)


Edible Flowers:
Roses
pansies
Nasturtiums
snapdragons
Day lilies
Flowers should be organically grown and not bought from florists.


Water


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.

 *http://redbarnrabbitrescue.org/bunnyguide/diet.html