This is a proper diet for a mature adult rabbit


1. Hay is very crucial to a rabbits diet. It is recommended that a rabbits diet is 80% grass/hay. Fresh hay should be provided 24/7. We use a mixture of Timothy hay and meadow hay. ​It provides roughage, important nutrients, gives healthy digestion and good dental health which is very important in avoiding discomfort and pain.

2.  Pellets should make up about 5% of a rabbits diet. We feed pellets with at least 15% crude protein and rolled oats mixed into it. The recommended pellet portions are split into the following for each size rabbit:

  • 0-5 lbs: 1/3 cup per 24 hours

  • 5-10 lbs: 1/2 cup per 24 hours

  • 11 lbs & up: 1 cup per 24 hours

  • Kits under 4 months receive unlimited pellets

Empty the bowl daily, throwing away old or stale feed and clean/wash the bowl regularly.

When buying a food bowl, try to buy a heavy ceramic bowl. Plastic food bowls are easily overturned, stopping the rabbit from getting to their food.  It is common for a rabbit to push its bowl to another area.

3. Veggies should make up a small amount of a rabbits diet.  The portion amount is one cup of veggies per 5 lbs of body weight per week. 

Good

  • Green & Red Romaine Lettuce

  • Carrot Tops 

  • Cilantro

  • Dandelion Greens

  • Radish Tops

  • Bok Choy

  • Mustard Greens

  • Zucchini

  • Bell Pepper (Yellow or Green)

  • Yellow Squash

  • Butternut Squash

  • Pumpkin (no seeds)

  • Okra

  • Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Cucumber Peels

Limited

  • Celery

  • Spearmint 

  • Peppermint

  • Parsley

  • Spinach

  • Broccoli

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Kale

  • Collard Greens

Bad

  • Iceberg Lettuce

  • Corn

  • Pennyroyal Mint

  • Beans

  • Onions

  • Avocado

  • Rhubarb

  • Tea Leaves

  • Peas

  • Potatoes

  • Cabbage

 

4. Healthy treats help a balanced diet.  

Good

  • Apple

  • Melon

  • Strawberry

  • Papaya

  • Mango

  • Pineapple

  • Peach

  • Pear

Limited

  • Banana

  • Grapes

Bad

  • NO SEEDS 

  • NO PITS

The following herbs are rabbit-safe:

  • Basil
    (Lemon, Cinnamon, Lime, Sweet, Licorice)

  • Borage

  • Camomile

  • Caraway

  • Clover

  • Chervil

  • Comfrey

  • Coriander

  • Cilantro

  • Dill
    (Fernleaf, Mammoth)

  • Fennel

  • Garden Cress

  • Groundsel

  • Lavender

  • Lemon Balm

  • Lovage

  • Marjoram

  • Mint
    (Peppermint, Apple, Pineapple, Orange, Licorice, Spearmint, basil)

  • Oregano

  • Parsley
    (Curly & Flat Leaf)

  • Rosemary

  • Sage
    (Pineapple)

  • Tarragon

  • Thyme

 

The following flowers are rabbit-safe:

  • Aster

  • Daisy

  • Geranium

  • Geum

  • Helenium

  • Hollyhock

  • Honesty

  • Marguerite

  • Marigold

  • Nasturtium

  • Rose

  • Sunflower

 

The following sticks are rabbit-safe:

  • Apple

  • Birch

  • Blackberry

  • Fir

  • Hazel

  • Hawthorn

  • Maple

  • Pear

  • Raspberry

  • Spruce

  • Willow

When feeding your rabbit, your rabbit will be relying on you to provide them with the correct food for their health and well-being.


Fresh water must be available at all times.

You can use a water bottle or bowl, or both!, but remember, if you use a bowl it may be in the way of the rabbits space or split.  

Water is VERY important for a rabbit's health and can not be chlorinated. 

We dump water daily out of bowls and wipe out with paper towel to ensure that all hair/debris is removed.  Then we add fresh water.  This is why a water bottle is much easier in many cases.