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Old 10-13-2005, 02:30 PM
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Good Food For Rabbits :)


Good Food For Rabbits

Vegetables:
alfalfa sprouts
basil
beet greens (tops) *
bok choy
Broccoli (mostly leaves and stems) *
brussels sprouts
cabbage leaves (outer)
carrot *
carrot tops *
celery (leaves - stems in small pieces)
cilantro
clover
clover sprouts
collard greens *
dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides or herbicides)
endive *
escarole
fennel (anise)
green peppers
kale (!) *
mint
mustard greens *
parsley *

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)
blueberries
cactus fruit
melon
mango
orange (no peals)
papaya

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)
green beans
potatoes
beets
fresh corn
fresh peas

DANGEROUS< CONTAIN COMPOUNDS THAT DESTROY NUTRIENTS (DO NOT FEED)
sweet potatoe
cassava
bamboo shoots
maize
lima beans
millet
bracken fern
tea leaves
coffee plants

DANGEROUS< CONTAINS TOXINS (DO NOT FEED)
rhubarb leaves
raw lima, kidney, or soy beans
onions
citrus peels
avacado

CAN CAUSE IMPACTION
whole seeds
nuts
grains
dried corn
dried peas

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.

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Old 10-13-2005, 04:11 PM
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Thank you for that list, it is very helpful, especially for those new to rabbit ownership.
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:34 PM
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Yep I agree a good list for new bunny owners.. Thanks
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:56 PM
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This is a very good list for new bunny owners . Thanks for posting.
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omg thank u alot for this info it helpeed me alot thnx
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:05 PM
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so let me get this right: beets are babd but betts greens are good? my babiea always tried to eat the greens but i never let them !!! will thanks for the info really appreciate it
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what about arugula? both of my buns LOVE it. it is their favorite green!
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:21 AM
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is radish good for rabbits or like the radish greens ( tops) ???
i thought radish and beets were the same thing!! lol
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Bumping this thread and asking a question.

What about dill? lol I want to cook something with fresh dill but I'm not going to be able to use it all. Can I just feed it to the buns? Probably a one-time deal for them
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thx this thread really handy, my buns live outside and have eaten everything including bottom part of my shed HAHAHAHAHA
i also thought bunnies didn't like to eat lavender but mine do, they left it alone for six months and now they've demolished it the only thing they havent eaten are the weeds LOL
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Radish Tops are good for them, not the bottoms,
Tomato Fruit is ok, but not the plant,
Dill is fine, some of mine don't eat it though.
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