What to feed your rabbit

1. Primary food source: Hay & fresh grass

Hay & Grass is what rabbits should eat first & foremost & should be readily available at all times.


Seek out fresh top grade hays. Think hays plural. It is good to choose at least two types of hay. One hard hay and one soft. A good choice for top quality controlled hay is the Oxbow brand. You can also buy hay from an agricultural produce store. 


Do not choose a hay that looks brown, mouldy or no longer smells like fresh cut grass. Store in a dry place in a container that allows air flow.


Hay - Oaten, Timothy, Meadow, Barley

(Only baby rabbits can eat Alfalfa hay)


Lucerne is only to be given in small amounts as a treat as it is very high in fat.


Fresh Lawn Grass (cut with scissors)

Fresh Grass makes a wonderful green, fresh treat. Ideally fed daily. 

Cut lawn grass with scissors. 

Wash under running tap. 

Shake. 

Serve.

2. Secondary Food Source - Pellets

Look for 'rabbit only' pellets that are high in fibre and low in protein. Pellets that are high in protein can lead to obesity and other health issues in rabbits. Buy a premium rabbit pellet brand, e.g. Oxbow, Burgess or Vetafarm Rabbit Pellets.


Keep them stored in an airtight container so they stay fresh.  Rabbits will not eat stale pellets!


Give in accordance to the manufacturers feeding instructions as too many pellets can cause digestive issues.

3. Treats

Rabbits are definitely allowed treats but always in moderation!

Fruit has a high sugar content & needs to be kept to a bare minimum. 

Dried fruits are better than fresh for the gut. 

1 raison per day is more than enough for a rabbit or 1 dried banana slice.

Oxbow Rabbit Treats

Fresh Lawn Grass (cut with scissors)

Fresh Grass makes a wonderful green, fresh treat. Ideally fed daily. 

Cut lawn grass. 

Wash under running tap. 

Shake. 

Serve.