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Good Bunny Food!

An adult rabbit’s diet should be comprised of fresh, leafy green vegetables, unlimited timothy hay (not alfalfa), and pellets in moderation. Fresh water should be available at all times. You can provide this in either a bottle or a bowl.

Good Bunny Food!Following is a partial list of plants, fruits, and vegetables that can be incorporated into a healthy rabbit diet. Make sure they are pesticide free! Select at least 4-5 kinds of vegetables daily; a variety is necessary in order to obtain the necessary nutrients, with one each day that contains Vitamin A, indicated by an *.

Iceburg lettuce is NOT a suitable green for rabbits to eat. It has little nutritional value, and the high water content can cause diarrhea.

 


Alfalfa Sprouts
Arugula
Asparagus
Basil
Beets and tops*
Bok choy
Broccoli (mostly leaves/stems)*
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage (very small amounts)
Carrot & carrot tops*
Celery
Chard
Chives (in moderation)
Cilantro
Clover
Collard greens*
Corn on Cob (sparingly)
Cucumber
Dandelion Greens
Dill
Endive*
Escarole
Fennel
Frisee
Green pepper
Green Leaf lettuce
Kohlrabi
Leaf Lettuce (not iceberg)
Lemon balm
Lilac
Marigold
Marjoram
Mint
Mustard greens*
Parsley*
Parsnips (not wild)


Pea Pods (Chinese pea pods)*
Peppermint leaves
Radicchio
Radish and tops
Romaine lettuce *
Red Leaf lettuce
Sage
Savory
Spring Mix (Mesclun)
Tomato (fruit only; greens are toxic)
Turnip greens
Watercress*
Watermelon
Wheat grass
Zucchini

Use the following in moderation, they are high in either oxalates or goitrogens and may be toxic in accumulated quantities over a period of time.

Kale
Spinach


Fruit

NO seeds or pits
fruit should ONLY be given as a treat

Apple (fruit and twigs, NO seeds)
Banana
Blackberry (leaves, stems, fruit)
Blueberry
Cantaloupe
Grapes
Honeydew melon
Papaya (no seeds)
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Plum
Raspberry (leaves, stems, fruit)
Strawberry

 
©2008 Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary. The mission of Great Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary is to provide sanctuary to rescued rabbits,
and to educate the public regarding the joys of house rabbits, proper rabbit care, rabbit health, and rabbit behavior.
P.O. Box 7, Whittaker, MI 48190 • (734) 461-1726 • info@rabbitsanctuary.org
GLRS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID# is 38-3241481.