Having a rabbit as a pet is indeed an adorable experience; but taking proper care of the pet is essential to keep it in optimum health. Its cleanliness, vaccinations, and above all diet are the prime factors to consider.
If you ask most of the rabbit owners about what they eat, the commonest answer would be hay and rabbit pallets. You would be surprised to know that there is a whole list of food items that you can treat you furry pet with! Most of the rabbits love to nibble fruits and vegetables, but they will also happily munch the following foods –
This is a very common food for rabbits and they love munching this vegetable. However, this vegetable being high in sugar should be given in limited quantity or else the bunny might get obese and also have digestive problems.
This is a very popular snack amongst the furred pets; they love eating these leafy foods but again it should be in control as too much of watercress can cause gas.
You will hardly find any rabbit sniff away from this food; give two celery sticks to a bunny at least twice a week.
These are usually grown in areas that need pesticide spray; if you can gather safe dandelions without pesticide effect they would be loved by your furred pal.
Rabbits love kiwi, cut into small pieces, fresh and clean! But do not give too much as the stool might go watery.
Furry rabbits love bell peppers of all colours. Juicy, crisp bell peppers on a colourful palette would surely be loved by the little one.
Just like other green vegetables, this one also is a favourite treat for rabbits. Add these leaves to the other mixed treats and make it more delicious.
Apart from the above mentioned foods, there are more options that you can try out like apple, fennel, brussels sprouts, cucumber, beetroot, asparagus, cabbage, pumpkin, radish, turnip and squash. If your rabbit is a fruit lover, treat it with mango, papaya, nectarines, plums, pineapple, and raspberries. If you give tomatoes to your bunny, avoid giving the leaves of this plant.
If you have taken a bunny home recently and unaware on what kind of diet can give it proper nutrition, give a mix of all the above mentioned foods but in moderate quantity â€“ about 2 teaspoons of each every week. In this way it will get a balanced nutrition and also the taste buds will be tantalized.