Feeding your rabbits
Food plays an essential role in your rabbit’s’ health and wellbeing. The wrong diet, including ‘muesli’ based diets, can cause all sorts of health problems, such as dental issues and obesity. These issues can even be fatal if left unaddressed.
An indoor rabbit’s diet should be mostly high quality feeding hay– they need to eat at least their body size in hay every day! On top of this, an adult handful of fresh greens and a tablespoon (or two for a rabbit over 1 kg) of grass pellets each day will make sure they get the nutrients they need.
Make sure you’re getting the right kind of hay for your rabbits. Feeding hay is different to bedding hay. It is fresher, smells much more strongly and is usually greener in colour. Bedding hay can be dustier dusty and is much lower in nutrients – plus, it isn’t as tasty.
If having hay in your home could cause problems for you or your family, such as triggering allergies, then keeping rabbits indoors may not be the best option for you.
Their hay can be supplemented with fresh pulled grass, or you can also grow some grass or herb plants indoors for your rabbits to nibble on. You should never feed your rabbit mowed or cut grass, as this starts to degrade very quickly and can cause your rabbits to have severe tummy problems.