Rabbit Food Guide
In the wild, rabbits feast on grass, weeds and wild flowers. At home with you, their everyday staple should be lashings of hay, hay and a bit more hay for good measure.
Hay is a rabbit’s main food. Anything else, such as pellets, veggies and herbs should be just a small part of their diet in comparison. Wondering where you’ll find these stacks of hay? We sell it in our Shops, so you needn’t make a trip to the nearest farmer.
More rabbit food tips
- Steer clear of rabbit food mixes, which are often poorly balanced.
- If you do feed your rabbit a mix, they must eat all the different bits and not choose their favourites. Like children and eating their greens, rabbits will try to leave the healthiest bits packed with vitamins, minerals and goodness.
- Contrary to popular belief, lettuce is not ‘rabbit food’. Instead, give them herbs and veg such as kale and spinach.
- We recommend Supa-Rabbit Excel as a suitable concentrate food, in addition to hay.
- Sweet treats and bread will upset a rabbit’s delicate digestive system. A high-fibre treat such as Excel’s ‘nuggets’ is better.
- An unbalanced diet can lead to dental problems, an upset tummy and diarrhoea. Most unpleasant for one’s hutch.
- Oh, and did we mention feed them lots and lots of hay?
If your rabbit suddenly stops eating, bring them in to see us as soon as possible.