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How much do you feed your rabbit?

I feed each of my rabbits two thirds a cup of food a day. My rabbits are both five pound mini lops and need that much food, otherwise they won't have any energy. Of course, they also get to run around outside on almost every nice day.
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I've been told by my rabbit rescue and have also read that you should feed 1/2 cup of pellets per 5 lbs of body weight. Hay should be the main part of the diet and they should always have an unlimited amount, but pellets should be limited.


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My rabbits definitely have unlimited hay, and one carrot for each a day.
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I give 1/2 cup of pellets, unlimited hay, and 1 cup of fresh veggies every other day

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My rabbits definitely have unlimited hay, and one carrot for each a day.
They should actually get lots of veggies every day, especially greens. The healthiest diet is unlimited hay, at least 2 cups of veggies and greens, and a small amount of pellets. Veggies are very important for their digestive systems.

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"What quantities of food should I feed mature adults? (1 to 5 years)
Unlimited timothy, grass hay, oat hay, straw
1/4 to 1/2 cup pellets per 6 lbs. body weight (depending on metabolism and/or proportionate to veggies)
Minimum 2 cups chopped vegetables per 6 lbs. body weight
fruit daily ration no more than 2 oz. (2 TBL) per 6 lbs. body weight."


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That's interesting. I mean I don't limit the veggies to carrots, I give them other things too. Like one leaf of lettuce every other month and parsley and turnips, and they get those sticks with veggies and stuff on them. They also love getting the Raviolos rom Vitakraft. I'll definitely give them more veggies now, though.
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That's interesting. I mean I don't limit the veggies to carrots, I give them other things too. Like one leaf of lettuce every other month and parsley and turnips, and they get those sticks with veggies and stuff on them. They also love getting the Raviolos rom Vitakraft. I'll definitely give them more veggies now, though.
The treats from pet stores are considered to be junk food for bunnies. I don't even buy them. If you give them enough veggies every day, they don't need any treats. You should definitely be feeding veggies every day. I usually get a few bunches of cilantro, parsley, and italian parsley from the grocery store every few days. Each morning they get one bunch of parsley and one bunch of cilantro. I also add in some baby carrots and broccoli.

I don't mean to sound like a bunny know-it-all! I'm just giving you the info that I've read and have been told by vets and bunny rescues on what the healthiest bunny diet is.


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The only treats from the store that I buy are from Vitakraft. I know the rest are definitely junk, since they have nuts in them and nuts are a huge no-no for bunnies. Vitakraft in my opinion has good quality treats, so I feed them to my bunnies. In limits, though.
Also, my bunnies can have fresh grass every day they're outside in their run. More veggies on the way though!
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My bunny could not live with out the carrot Bonbinos from Vitakraft!! He loves them!! Its a good way for me to reward his good behavior or give him one when he is scared during a thunder storm
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