What is the most nutritional diet to feed your rabbit?

Rabbits are herbivores and it is recommended that quality hay and/or grass make up 80 – 90% of your rabbits’ diet.

As Timothy hay is so high in nutritional content, it is the ideal hay to feed your bun. If most of the dust has been extracted, it should be sweet-smelling, long stemmed and slightly green. The RSPCA recommends at least a ‘rabbit-sized’ bundle of fresh hay for each rabbit daily- the good news is, any un-eaten hay can be used as bedding so there is nothing to lose in making your rabbit’s home a hay paradise!

Do also offer them a variety of safe, washed leafy dark greens or weeds daily as well. RSPCA recommends kale, cabbage, broccoli, parsley and mint as safe plants to feed rabbits. You could also flavour the hay by adding a few herbs like basil, rosemary or coriander. Monitor how their digestive system responds to new foods as their tummies can be very easily upset.

Like humans, your rabbit must always have unlimited access to clean, fresh water – without water they can become seriously ill. The RSPCA suggests checking the water levels at least twice daily.

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