Rabbits require a very high fibre diet to ensure efficient digestion and prevent dental disease.
Their diet should consist of mostly of hay and grass, smaller amounts of fresh fruit & vegetables and even smaller amounts of commercial pellets. Pellets are not essential and shouldn’t make up more than 20% of a rabbits diet. Rabbits should also not be offfered cereals, grains, breads or biscuits etc.
Cardboard, untreated wood and fruit tree branches are essential for gnawing to help prevent dental disease (as well as provide some entertainment). Clean, fresh water must be available at all times, preferably in a sippy bottle as this prevents contamination.
preferably in a sippy bottle.Cardboard, untreated wood and fruit tree branches are essential for gnawing to help prevent dental disease and provide some entertainment!
Rabbits should be checked daily and have a full hands-on checkover once or twice a week. This will keep you up-to-date about your rabbits condition and allow you to catch any abnormailities early. Long-haired/fluffy rabbits need to be groomed regularly, often daily, and this should start at an early age. When doing checks of your rabbit it is also important to check for flystrike around the back end. Correct feeding and a clean environment are essential in avoiding this problem.