Good / Safe
Pellets are recommended over a food mix, especially for rabbits feeding together as it prevents selective feeding. This is when rabbits pick out their favorite bits of rabbit mixes and leave out other nutrients, and two or more rabbits together eat different components of the mix. Unhealthy ingredients in muesli-style foods are high in sugar and starch; these are difficult for rabbits to digest and can lead to health problems and obesity.
Pellets are high in fiber and contain an even spread of nutrients in each pellet. Your bunnies' bowl shouldn't be constantly full with pellets, in fact they only need a small handful per day. Bunnies that don't eat enough hay will eat more if you cut back on pellets.
For Mini Rex's 1/2 a cup of feed a day is the typical amount to prevent them from over eating and gaining weight.
Senior Bucks - 6 months of age and over, weight 3 to 4 1/4 pounds.
Senior Does - 6 months of age and over, weight 3 1/4 to 4 1/2 pounds.
Ideal weight is 4 pounds.
Rabbits love variety and fresh vegetables are a great source of nutrients for them. Introduce new vegetables slowly and a little at a time, giving your rabbits breaks if there is any sign of digestive upset. Try to select a minimum of 3 types of greens daily. Each type of veggie will provide not only different nutrients, but also different chewing motions to aid with wearing teeth down. Remember to thoroughly clean all produce to get rid of pesticides. Try giving a wide range of vegetables and mix it up throughout the week.
Fruit should be classed as a treat - even though it's nutritious, it's also high in sugar which can upset their stomachs causing an imbalance in the healthy gut bacteria, leading to serious problems such as obesity or death. Therefore it needs to be fed in moderation, roughly up to 2 tablespoons worth per day.
Mimic wild rabbits' food by providing your bunnies with plants, herbs and weeds. You can pick these from your garden (make sure there are no pesticides on them, and don't pick from roadsides due to traffic fumes) or you can buy herbs from supermarkets. Lily and Billy love the 'living herbs' they can eat straight from the pots, such as basil, parsley, and coriander
Bad / Poisonous