I want to feed my bunnies a variety of greens, but I also know that a lot of things could make them ill too. Can anyone give me a few suggestions of what kinds of veggies to feed them? I give them kale, cilantro, carrots, and spinach, but it seems they are getting bored with only those greens!

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  • cowsformeatandmilk

    April 18, 2016

    all green vegetables, carrots. and from your pet shop special rabbit food pellets.

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  • Pookieschmoo

    April 18, 2016

    Try some lettuce, and some cabbage.

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  • Superwoman

    April 18, 2016

    parsely, lettuce, and just about anything fresh.

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  • peebles

    April 18, 2016

    Lots and lots of good hay and a little of what they’re getting now. That should keep them right. Feed them parsley as a treat; broccoli and other veg they need to gnaw on are good too.

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  • CrackBaby

    April 18, 2016

    My rabbit loves bananas, but be careful too much of any type of food will make bunnies fat. Pellets are all bunnies need. Anything else is just a snack.

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  • amy_stepp7877

    April 18, 2016

    Any veggies are a good snack but rabbits really need the formulated pellets to get all the vitamins and minerals they need.

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  • georgestraitjunkie

    April 18, 2016

    do not give your bunny any greens! domestic rabbits dont have the bacteria in their system to digest them and often will get diareha and die. rabbits love carrots, apples, raisins, oatmeal, bread, pretzels….things like that. pears and black sunflower seeds can also be good. if you have grass around your house that has not been treated then a handful every couple of days of that will not hurt them. And if you let the bread go stale for a couple of days it makes a great toy. and as everyone else has stated the main diet should be pellets and hay(for fiber). all of the things i listed are just treats.{yes my rabbits are very spoiled} =)

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  • Fatima N

    April 18, 2016

    u should feed them greens that u would probably eat alone(without anything)

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  • devilishblueyes

    April 18, 2016

    Dear bunny owner. Giving your rabbit veggies is not a good idea. Veggies can give your rabbit diahrrea, which is basically the number one disease that kills rabbits. One thing I hear people say very often is to go to the local pet store and ask them. Honestly, the pet stores know very little about raising rabbits and many of the things they sell, although they seem good for the rabbit may not be. It’s normally best to stick to just the feed. If the feed claims to have carrots in it, it’s probably not a very good feed. Heinold’s feed and Purina are two good feeds. If you do give them a snack I recommend dry hay that is mainly composed of stems like orchard grass hay or timothy hay. Hay that has wide leaves like alfalfa can give them diahrrea. Also, if you keep the rabbit outside, do not go switching the feeds of the rabbit. If you switch feeds, it is best to during the winter. Rabbits are less prone to stress in the winter and therefore less prone to diahrrea. One very good snack for rabbits is bread. Most rabbits love bread. And do to the way their digestive system is designed, it is great to give them the B vitamins they need. It will also help their coat to look more shiny. Another thing some breeders will give their rabbits is called comfort. It’s an herb that has small purple flowers and wide green leaves. If you go to some historic settlements you will find it in their gardens. It has a lot of medicinal purposes and is good to feed them in small amounts (only about a leaf a day, remember it’s a green and greens can give rabbits diahrrea if given too much). Early settlers would dry the herb and use it to make tea.I’ve been raising rabbits for 24 years and have been showing them almost as long (have won several Best-in-Shows, including the Indiana State Fair). If you want to know how to raise your rabbits properly go to your local rabbit breeders and not a pet store. Who would you trust more, a person at a pet store who may have never owned a rabbit before or someone who’s raised them for most of their life?

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  • bunnygirlgreen

    April 18, 2016

    I own a rabbit so I should know. Here is a list:Alfalfa, clover and radish sprouts, arugula, artichoke leaves, basil, fresh beet greens, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and stems, cabbage (no more than 1 leaf daily), carrots (no more than 6 inches daily, carrot tops, cauliflower, celery (chopped to 1/2-inch pieces, cilantro, clover, fresh collard greens, dandelion leaves and flowers, dill, endive, escarole, kale, lettuce (dark green and leafy only), mint, mustard greens, parsley, pea plant leaves and stem, peppermint leaves, radicchio, radish leaves, raspberry leaves, spinach, squash leaves, turnip greens, Violet leaves, watercress and wheat greens.And don’t forget to pour on the LOVE! Don’t be stingy!NEVER FEED THEM:Beans (raw or cooked), corn, fresh or dried iceberg lettuce, peas, potato (raw or cooked, seeds or nuts.

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