Maintaining balanced diet will allow your pet rabbit to stay healthy, happy and active. It’s important to take close observation to what you feed your rabbit, so as to track the growth level. The way to archive this is by providing them a wide variety of foods, in the right proportion to get a standard body weight.
You have to consider the age to know the actual feed that is the best for your rabbit.
Here are feed you can give your rabbit to balance up their diet.
Fruits contains important minerals and vitamins that help the growth of a rabbit. Generally, fruit is one of the best options to use as treat for rabbits, avoid giving your rabbit any spoilt fruit which might affect its health; check whatever you’ll give your rabbit and be sure it free from pesticides and disease. Here are some best list I came up with, out of many fruits that are good for rabbit.
- Apple with no seed
Vegetables should be put into consideration when it comes to balance diet of a rabbit, at least, it should be in their daily feed intake. Below are some vegetables that’s good for your pet rabbit.
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Beet greens
- Carrot tops
- Alfalfa radish
- Collard greens
Hay are dried leaves, its also good in rabbit diet and it’s part of the main source of foods for rabbits, especially during dry season. You can decide to take out of the vegetable leaves listed above, but here are some leaves that are good to make hay for your rabbit. Hay such as Alfalfa is good for baby rabbit, while Timothy grass or Orchard grass is good for adult.
Pallet is a good treat for rabbit and a good way to change their diet. Instead of feeding your rabbit with normal feed composition made with maize, soybeans, wheat brown and other ingredient directly, it’s advisable to palletize the feed and avoid your rabbit from inhaling feed dust, as the nose of rabbit are very close to their mouth. Leaves can also be made into a palletize form also.
The following plants are also good for your rabbits.
- Elephant grass
- Mango leaves
- Potato leaves
It is advisable to practice a good diet routine for your rabbit, while giving your rabbit poor feeds can cause several health issues like bloat, and other health disorder.