Rabbits love eating fresh vegetables. It’s important to give them their daily serving of vegetables everyday. We’ve compiled a list of vegetables for your rabbit that can be bought at your local supermarkets and groceries nearest to you.
The following vegetables can be given to your rabbit as a staple, meaning they can eat these as much of these as they want. Not all rabbits enjoy the same set of vegetables. Some will love basil more, while some will love lettuce more. Be sure to try each kind to see what they love. It’s also ideal to feed your rabbit at least three different kinds of vegetables a day.
- Bok Choy
- Carrots (considered a treat because of its sweetness)
- Cilantro (Wansoy)
- Mustard Greens (Mustasa)
- Romaine Lettuce (NOT Iceberg!)
*should not be fed everyday.
If you are under a very tight budget, the cheapest vegetable available in the market that is safe for rabbits are Camote Tops (talbos ng kamote). Although they provide very little nutrition compared to the ones listed above. Some also give Kangkong to their bunnies but be cautious as while some rabbits can tolerate it, some get diarrhea from it.
Here are some fruits and roots that can be given as treats. Please note that these are for treats only and should only be given in small amounts and not regularly.
WHAT TO AVOID
Under any circumstances, please DO NOT feed the following foods to your rabbits as they are harmful to them:
- Coffee Beans
- House Plants (Since most are toxic to rabbits)
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Kang Kong
You can read up more about this at http://rabbit.org/suggested-vegetables-and-fruits-for-a-rabbit-diet/
Remember, vegetables and fruits are only meant to be a small portion of their diet – 10% for vegetables, while 5% for fruits and treats. If you’re looking for treats that are safe and are specifically made for rabbits, please visit our rabbit shop, Rabbito 🙂
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