Bloinks Blessed BunniesSarah Bloink          email: scbloink@gmail.com          Call: (970) 302-6232      Greeley, Coloado USA         

How to Feed your Rabbit

~General Feeding Knowledge~

        It is not a good idea to allow your rabbit all the food it wants.  Free feeding your rabbit will allow the rabbit to become overweight, which   decreases the rabbit’s lifespan and causes health problems.

·        Always provide your rabbit with fresh water

·        A good quality GRASS hay (Timothy, Orchard, etc.)  can always be given to the rabbit, in as much quantity as you like. 

·        The most important part of your rabbit’s diet is a high quality pellet feed.  Good brands of feed include, but are not limited to :  Purina, Mana Pro and Pen Pals, most feeds you get at your farm store will be good feeds.

·        When you get your new rabbit you should feed it its original food for the first night, and then mix what you have left with your new food.  This will allow the rabbit to transition to your new food easier.

~Breed Feeding Requirements~

Holland Lops

·        ½ Cup one time per day.

Netherland dwarfs

·        1/3 Cup one time per day

~Good Treats~

Treats should be fed in moderation, and baby bunnies should not get any veggies of fruits until they are older, as it is hard on them and may cause them to get sick.  Babies can have oatmeal, and Cheerios though. 

Vegetables Fruits
Radish & clover sprouts
Basil
Beet greens (tops)
Bok choy
Broccoli (mostly leaves/stems)
Brussel sprouts
Carrot & carrot tops
Cilantro
Clover
Collard greens
Dandelion greens and flowers (no pesticides)
Endive
Escarole
Green peppers
Kale
Mint
Mustard greens
Parsley(Italian flat leaf is preferred)
Pea pods (the flat edible kind)
Peppermint leaves
Radicchio
Radish tops
Raspberry leaves
Red or Green Leaf lettuce Romaine lettuce (no iceberg or light colored leaf)
Spinach
Watercress
Wheat grass
Apple
Banana
Blueberries
Melon
Orange (remove the peel)
Papaya
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plums
Raspberries

Strawberries