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Your Bunny’s Diet

 


Your Bunny’s Diet

Whether you realize it or not, we are indeed living in a “NOW” world where everything is instant. Gone are the days when we used cassette tapes that you needed to spend 60 minutes to dub a 60 minute master copy. We now burn CDs at a crazy rate and we call our breakfast, lunch or dinner fast foods. I know how excruciatingly painful it is for you to be sitting in front of your computer spending a little less than 15 minutes just to read my article and that is the reason why I have been given strict instruction to keep my article not longer than 300 words. Sometimes I wonder how the heck can I write something good in just 300 words being a man of many words. Just to write it to this point, I have already written over 140 words!

Grass hay such as the Timothy Hay remains as the most integral part of a rabbit's diet. It keeps their digestive system healthy.

Whenever I touch on the topic of rabbit diet, I have always used Bugs Bunny as an example. I like to see that Bugs is a very spoiled rabbit because he has an ample supply of carrots as treats. Bugs is either seen running away from Elmer Fudd or he is seen chewing on a carrot. I believe that is what stuck in the minds of most people – carrot being the staple food for rabbits and I, like many others, disagree.

Since we’re living in an instant world, I am going to skip all the scientific mumbo jumbo as to why I recommend the following as the proper rabbit diet. Perhaps some may not know where to begin researching or are simply lazy to do so. Whatever reason it is, just follow what I say and you will be on the right track!

Hay

You will never find one rabbit enclosure without Timothy Hay at any point of time at my rabbitry. Timothy Hay is a type of grass hay that helps keep their ever growing teeth filed down when they chew. Oh no, that’s 297 words!

Pellets

Genesis Ultra Premium Extruded Rabbit Food comes in Timothy Hay based for higher fiber content and Alfalfa based for higher protein content.

I am currently feeding my rabbits the Genesis Ultra Premium Extruded Rabbit Food exclusively and to add a little variety to their diet, I give them Versele Laga Cuni Nature mix. Having been informed and experienced deaths due to moldy pelleted rabbit food, I am a believer of extruded rabbit food now. Again, I won’t divulge the scientific explanation because I need to set you up instantly (remember?).

Vegetables & Fruits

Occasionally, your bunny will appreciate some fresh vegetables and fruits. Bok Choy, Celery, Parsley, Mustard greens, Papaya & Pineapple are just a few that I would normally give. Avoid vegetation with high fluid content like lettuce.

There you have it, your bunny is set for a healthy life – Bun Appetit!

 

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Timothy Chan

I am an animal lover since the age of 8 years old and in 2007, I took on the role of a show rabbit enthusiasts specializing in the Holland Lop breed. Through the years of raising this wonderful breed, I have also shared my experiences raising them at my blog - http://www.truluvrabbitry.com. My time away from the usual routine of work, family, my rabbits and blogging is mostly spent educating and sharing my knowledge with fellow rabbit enthusiasts both locally and internationally.

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