If you are lucky enough to have a rabbit at home, you may wonder about the appropriate food for them. Today I 'll give you a few tips and tricks to keep your favorite companion healthy!

First, rabbits feed on breast milk for about 4 weeks after birth. This gives them all the nutrients they need and protects them against diseases and parasites.
After 4 weeks old, you can start giving your rabbit the same food as for an adult.

Put a little food in a clean bowl twice a day, don't let your pet eat all day all it can result in obesity problems! It is indeed necessary to adjust quantities to prevent your rabbit from developing intestinal disorders!

Special food found in supermarkets is very good for your pet, and it will give them all the nutrients and vitamins they need. You can also prepare them homemade meals, but pay attention to food choices!

Here's a list of what your rabbit can eat: vegetables such as asparagus, chicory, cabbage (sprouts, cauliflower), carrots, zucchini, radishes, mint... But also : parsley, dandelion, clover, green leaves, sunflower seeds. You can also give them fruits: raspberries, bananas, apples, pears, grapes, plums, strawberries, pineapple, melon and peach for example.

Warning, do not give them avocado! This is a toxic food for them, and it could even be fatal. Also avoid potatoes : they are difficult to digest for them because of their high starch content. Iceberg lettuce is also not recommended, since it does not contain a lot of nutrients that are useful to them. And always make sure that they have a bowl of fresh, clean water.

Hope these tips to feed your beloved bunny will help!

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    Laurine S Actually this article is wrong and dangerous. Never give your rabbit bread or grains, it can make them sick as they are HERBIVORES

    Laurine S Also special food found in supermarkets is usually of crappy quality and contain a lot of dangerous products. Rabbits don't need special food, they need hay and vegetables