Monday, March 16, 2009

What Kinds of Veggies Should I Feed My Rabbit?

When shopping for vegetables, look for a selection of different veggies--look for both dark leafy veggies and root vegetables, and try to get different colors. Stay away from beans and rhubarb. Select at least three kinds of vegetables daily. A variety is necessary nutrients, with one each day that contains Vitamin A, indicated by an *. Add one vegetable to the diet at a time. Eliminate if it causes soft stools or diarrhea. Here's a suggested veggie list:

Alfalfa, radish & clover sprouts, Basil, Beet greens (tops)*, Bok choy, Broccoli (mostly leaves/stems)*, Brussels sprouts, Carrot & carrot tops*, Celery, Cilantro, Clover, Collard greens*, Dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)*, Endive*, Escarole, Green pepers, Kale*, Mint, Mustard green*, Parsley*, Pea pods*, Peppermint leaves, Raddichio, Radish tops, Raspberry leaves, Romaine lettuce (no iceberg or light colored leaf)*, Spinach*, Watercress*, Wheat grass.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fruits For Rabbit

In addition to vegetables and then I also love eating fruit. I like apples, papaya, guava, mango and pineapple. Papaya and pineapple are also great choices, as they both contain papain, which is an enzyme that helps to keep rabbit hailballs at bay. While you should your rabbit more veggies than fruits, some fruits can be a nice treat for your pet. Only give him fresh fruit, never canned (which often has added sugar). Again, give only small amounts, as too much can cause watery stools.