Bunny Salad List
Rabbits should get two fresh salads a day. Every day, a rabbit should get a mix of at least 3 to 5 different greens or veggies. Use the Bunny Salad List as a guide. And be sure to check out the other dietary tips at the bottom of the list.
Basicsone or two of these can be the foundation of a rabbit's salad:
- Red leaf lettuce
- Green leaf lettuce
- Butter or Boston lettuce
- Spring mix of greens
- 1 or 2 small chunks of carrot a day
Plusadd a few other things:
- Arugula or Rocket
- Beet greensgreen leaves on the top, not beets themselves
- Carrot greens
- Dandelion greensno pesticides
- Fennel, chopped finely
- Kaleuse sparingly, if at allhigh in calcium
- Mustard greensuse sparingly, if at allhigh in calcium
- Radish greens
- Spinachuse sparingly, if at allhigh in calcium
Feeding Dos and Don'ts
- Never feed your rabbit iceberg lettuce (no nutritional value), nuts, crackers, chocolate, seeds, pre-packaged "rabbit treats" from pet stores like yogurt drops, beans, potatoes, corn.
- Pellets can be optional in a rabbit's diet; if given, pellets should be doled out in "treat-size" amounts, like 1/8 or teaspoon once or twice a day. Unless your rabbit needs to gain weight, never use alfalfa-based pelletsuse only timothy-based pellets like Oxbow's Bunny Basics
- Never use "fiesta" style mixes of pellets or any pellet brand that includes seeds, nuts, or dried fruit or vegetables. These can cause fatal blockages.