Q:

What do rabbits eat in the winter?

A:

Quick 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.

Know More

Full Answer

Domestic rabbits are normally fed a diet of pellets designed especially to meet the rabbit's nutritional needs. A constant supply of Timothy hay is needed to aid digestion, as well as a varied diet of appropriate fruits and vegetables. While domestic rabbits can and do enjoy clover, grass and other leafy plants that can be found in most people's yards, the greens must not be treated with any weed killers or pesticides in order to avoid poisoning the rabbits.

Learn more about Rabbits & Hares

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do rabbits survive winter?

    A:

    Wild rabbits survive the winter by creating burrows in the ground or using thick shrubberies to protect themselves from the cold temperatures. Some rabbits create their own burrows, while others will utilize abandoned burrows created by other rabbits or small creatures.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do hares eat?

    A:

    Hares of all species prefer to eat grass and other plant life but also supplement their diets with seeds, fruits and vegetables. The omnivores spend much of their time resting and foraging for food.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do rabbits like to eat?

    A:

    Rabbits like to eat plenty of grass and grass hay, but pellets and greens can be added to their diet. They also eat seeds, tree barks, tender twigs and fruits. Ideally, their diet should mimic the wild as much as possible. High fiber content in their diet is crucial to their digestion.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can rabbits eat mint leaves?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:

Explore