Good Food For Rabbits
beet greens (tops) *
Broccoli (mostly leaves and stems) *
cabbage leaves (outer)
carrot tops *
celery (leaves - stems in small pieces)
collard greens *
and flowers (no pesticides or herbicides)
kale (!) *
Remember- the most important part of your rabbits diet is HAY- good quality grass hay such as timothy.
(*) high in calcium
(!) Use sparingly. High in oxalates or goitrogens and may be toxic in accumulated quantities over a period of time.
FRUITS (AS TREATS ONLY)
apple (no seeds)
orange (no peals)
Almost every vegetable you can find in your grocery store is fine for rabbits. Beware of gas or soft fecal poops when introducing new food. Always introduce new foods in small ammounts.
CAN CAUSE GAS OR ARE VERY SUGARY (DO NOT FEED)
DANGEROUS< CONTAIN COMPOUNDS THAT DESTROY NUTRIENTS (DO NOT FEED)
DANGEROUS< CONTAINS TOXINS (DO NOT FEED)
raw lima, kidney, or soy beans
CAN CAUSE IMPACTION
THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Carrots and root vegetables are high in sugar and may cause cecal problems or gas in some rabbits. Celery and rhubarb stalks contain strings that should be removed before feeding. Alternatively, cut the stalks into small pieces. Iceberg lettuce has a reputation for causing diarrhea in many animal species. I do not recommend iceberg to be fed to bunnies.
However, many people have reported feeding this to bunnies without a problem.
for more food and diet info go to ( www.carrotcafe.com
A couple more important notes to know.
wood shavings such as pine or ceder are toxic for bunnies, it may cause respitory problems in rabbits. Bunnies do not need bedding, a soft towel or blanket are fine for a bottom of a cage, along with alitter box with a safe litter ( yesterdays news litter ) DO NOT USE CLAY OR CLUMPING LITTER as it may cause respitory problems also.