Learn How to Feed your Pet Rabbit

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  1. Learn How to Feed your Pet Rabbit
    1. What do baby, adult and old rabbits eat?
    2. Baby and adolescent rabbits
    3. Young adult rabbits (7 months to 1 year)
    4. Adult rabbits (1 to 5 years)
    5. Old rabbits (over 6 years old)
    6. What Rabbits DO NOT Eat - Foods to Avoid
  2. Enjoy This Video Tutorial About Rabbits

Learn How to Feed your Pet Rabbit

Rabbits are strictly herbivorous animals and their diet becomes an essential factor for our pets to enjoy good health. Thanks to this video you will be able to learn everything about the diet for rabbits and thus you will be able to know how to feed it correctly.

Although rabbits are considered easy pets to care for, the truth is that they have a delicate organisms that must be properly cared for to guarantee them a long and full life.

We believe that this video can be of help to you since having all this information you can avoid health problems for your rabbit.

What do baby, adult and old rabbits eat?

If you need to feed a baby rabbit or rabbit, keep in mind that their diet varies greatly from that of an adult rabbit. Let's go over what rabbits eat based on their age and life stage.

Baby and adolescent rabbits

0-3 weeks of age: They should be fed breast milk or a formula that replaces breast milk.
From 3-4 weeks of life: feeding should be based on breast milk and very small amounts of alfalfa and feed.
From 4 to 7 weeks: breast milk, with access to alfalfa and feed.
From 7 weeks to 7 months of age: unlimited amount of feed and unlimited amount of hay.
12 weeks of age: Vegetables can be started to be added to the diet in small amounts, one serving at a time of about 42 grams.

Young adult rabbits (7 months to 1 year)

At this stage of the rabbit's life you can begin to introduce different types of hay, as well as reduce the consumption of alfalfa. In the same way, you must reduce the diet in the proportion that we discussed in the previous section.

You can gradually increase the amount of fresh vegetables in the diet, as well as start including fruits.

Adult rabbits (1 to 5 years)

At this age, it is important that access to hay is unlimited and varied. Obviously, their diet must be supplemented with feed, vegetables and fruits in healthy quantities.

Do not forget to gradually introduce new foods so that your pet does not suffer digestive problems.

Old rabbits (over 6 years old)

If your rabbit's weight has neither decreased nor increased at this stage of life, you can maintain the proportions of his adult diet. They may need larger amounts of food to maintain a healthy weight, as well as alfalfa if their calcium levels are normal.

It is always recommended that you consult your vet to adjust their diet to ensure your rabbit is in good health well into old age.

What Rabbits DO NOT Eat - Foods to Avoid

Feeding foods that are not part of your rabbit's diet can be deadly for your pet, so it is important that you know which foods to avoid. Among them are:

  • The chocolate
  • Potatoes
  • The leaves of the tomatoes
  • The onions
  • Lettuce
  • The avocado
  • Cauliflower (not poisonous, but can cause gas)
  • Peas (same as cauliflower)
  • Rhubarb
  • The eggplant
  • The corn
  • Apple seeds
  • Nuts (not poisonous but rich in fat)
  • Dairy products
  • Meat
  • Cookies or candy

If your rabbit has eaten something toxic or poisonous to it, it is very important that you take it to the vet immediately.

Enjoy This Video Tutorial About Rabbits

Source: Lennon The Bunny

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