With all of the amazing choices in pet feeds, it is sometimes hard to pick the best food for your pet rabbit. One of the most important things to remember about rabbits is that they require plenty of fiber. Hay is a wonderful source of fiber for your rabbit. You can begin by feeding alfalfa hay to young rabbits. This type of hay contains plenty of protein and vitamins for growing bones and muscles. Later, you can add some oat hay to your alfalfa. The combination of oat hay and alfalfa hay is perfect for your pet rabbit’s health.
Along with the hay, you should be feeding your rabbit a complete rabbit food. There are many choices when it comes to pelleted rabbit foods. It is best to choose a pelleted food that contains about 14 protein and about 18 fiber. An adult rabbit should eat about 1/4 of a cup of feed for every five pounds of body weight. This means that if your rabbit weighs 10 pounds, he or she should eat 1/2 cup of feed daily. Monitor your rabbit’s weight so that he or she does not become overweight.
Fresh water is also very important for a rabbit. Feeding a nutritious pelleted food, plenty of hay and fresh water will make your rabbit healthy and happy.