Feeding Rabbits - What You
Should Not Give To Your Rabbits
like to often chew on something. They chew on cage bars; they
chew on rugs, broom and even on hair! They do this even after
they are fed. This could be interpreted as animal pica, the
behavior of eating inedible stuff. It could be indicative of
something serious or not. But no matter what it is, feeding
rabbits must not be taken for granted. Letting your bunny
loose to eat anything it wants is a sure way to kill it.
Don't think that it's easy to feed rabbits. They are actually
more sensitive in what you give them. You might also be
thinking that all vegetables and all fruits are good for them
but you're wrong. They are not that predictable. Feeding
rabbits can be more complicated than just tossing them a bowl
of your left-over salad for munching on. Be wise about
choosing the food you give to your bunny.
What you should not give
- Potato Tops
- tomato leaves
- Too much rabbit pellets
- and certain plants that can be found in your garden (best
not to let your rabbit loose then)
NEVER give your bunny sweets and junk food, too.
All vegetables mentioned can give serious problems to your
rabbit. They can either cause diarrhea or gas to your bunny.
Some are too high in calcium that's unhealthy for the rabbit.
They can die from bloating. So be careful on what you give
them. If you are busy during the entire day, put you pet
rabbit in a cage or hutch. Don't let it loiter around the
house because they literally eat anything! Not only because
you're worried about your rug or blankets but also because you
should be worried about your bunny. It must be kept healthy.
Feeding rabbits sure is tough. Now you know why you can't
simply tell your bunny to help itself to the leftover salad.
There are other vegetables and fruits you can give to your
rabbit as treats: apples, carrots, and banana. Don't let
rabbit pellets become the bulk of its diet. You wouldn't want
to eat cereals for breakfast, lunch and dinner would you? So
alternate its diet by giving it fresh foods.
Feeding rabbits should not be difficult for you. You can
already memorize the vegetables you should not give your pet
bunny. Keep your pet rabbit healthy and happy by giving it the
right food for its growth. Believe me, if you do this you'll
have a very healthy and happy bunny that'll love you.