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
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 >
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 >
Rabbits eat plant material such as grasses, leafy shrubs and leaves. The House Rabbit Society explains that wild rabbits also consume seeds, fruit, bark and twigs, although leafy greens dominate their diet. The society recommends a similar diet for pet rabbits and emphasizes the importance of grasses. Hay is particularly important because it benefits rabbits' digestive tracts and keeps their teeth sharp.Full Answer >
Rabbits can eat tomatoes, but they are not recommended as a main source of nutrition. Tomatoes are very high in sugar, and rabbits should only consume them in small amounts.Full Answer >