Wild rabbits seldom eat nuts, so they should not be fed to domestic rabbits. Nuts are too high in fat to be digested properly. A healthy diet for a rabbit consists primarily of hay and vegetables.
Rabbits should be allowed to eat as much hay as they want in order to ingest enough fiber. Hay helps move food material through the intestines. It is also important to prevent impaction caused by hair or other non-food substances. Vegetables provide rabbits with water and some nutrients. Green vegetables, such as kale, dark leaf lettuces and broccoli, are most nutritious for rabbits. Carrots contain a lot of starch and should be offered in modest amounts.Learn More
Rabbits can consume up to two tablespoons worth of grapes without becoming ill. While grapes are not particularly toxic, their negative health effects on rabbits are similar to those of other sugary foods, including carrots. A rabbit's digestive tract relies upon large amounts of fiber to keep it functioning, and sugary foods can interfere with their delicate digestive balance.Full Answer >
A mother rabbit may eat her babies because something has frightened her or because she is skittish and confused. She may also be suffering from a dietary deficiency.Full Answer >
It is safe for rabbits to eat mint leaves. Mint leaves can be fed in addition to other leafy herbs and greens such as, spinach, carrot tops, turnip greens, Swiss chard and mustard greens.Full Answer >
Rabbits can consume various fresh fruits and vegetables, including celery, but their main diet should consist of dried grass hay. A rabbit's digestive system processes grass and leafy greens best, and because celery is a non-leafy green, it should only be fed in moderate amounts.Full Answer >