Feeding is perhaps the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy rabbit.
Rabbits require a constant supply of good quality fresh grass or grass hay (eg oaten, wheaten, meadow, ryegrass; NOT Lucerne or clover hay as they are too high in protein & calcium). Hay & grass should comprise 80% of a rabbit’s diet.
Fresh veges, especially leafy greens such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, endive, brussel sprouts and bok choy are another important element of a rabbits diet. As a guide feed around 2 cups of packed leafy greens per kg bodyweight per day.
Treats such as carrots, sweet potato, capsicum & fruit may be offered in small quantities, but only offer 1-2 tablespoons per rabbit per day.
Rabbits should not be fed solely on pellets or mixes; they should be considered a treat & only offered in small quantities.
Rabbits should always have access to clean fresh water.