Dwarf rabbits need to eat a well balanced diet of hay, pellets, fresh vegetables and fruits, according to the University of Arkansas. The pet foods available for dwarf rabbits at pet food stores are not as nutritious as fresh produce. Any pet owner who buys commercial food should also add in fresh produce when feeding a dwarf rabbit.Know More
Dwarf rabbits should be given water at all times, and their water bowls should be rinsed out on a weekly basis. For their fruit portions, it is best to choose fruits that are not sugary, such as grapes and bananas, and instead choose blueberries, melons, apples, papaya, peaches, oranges, pineapples and strawberries. For their vegetable portions, choose from collard greens, basil, bok choy, broccoli, clover, carrots, green peppers, dandelion greens and flowers, mustard greens, mint, spinach, pea pods, radish tops, raspberry leaves, watercress and wheat grass. Pellets should be chosen based on fiber content and should only be fed at approximately 20 percent of the dwarf rabbit's diet. Fresh hay should be given at all times.
It is important to remember that there are foods, such as chocolate, that can be lethal. It is also bad for rabbits to eat human foods, such as crackers, cookies, pasta, bread, yogurt drops and breakfast cereals.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
Domestic rabbits eat the same thing no matter the season because their diets are controlled, but wild rabbits may have to adjust a bit from the preferred grass and leafy weeds to bark, twigs and even conifer needles. Rabbits are herbivores, meaning they eat mostly plants, including some vegetables.Full Answer >
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.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 >
Predators of rabbits include larger mammals, such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons and opossums; predatory birds, such as owls, hawks and snakes; and domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs. Rabbits are vulnerable to predation from many animals, but their risk of predation varies depending on their environments. Rabbits living in urban areas fall prey to larger domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs, while those living in the wild fall victim to predatory birds and larger mammals.Full Answer >