Rabbits enjoy eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruit and these are a great addition to your rabbit's diet...
Rabbits enjoy eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruit and these are a great addition to your rabbit's diet. Dark, leafy vegetables provide the best nutrients and fibre while carrots and most fruits are high in sugar so should only be fed as a treat. You can feed your rabbit about a handful, or a teacup sized, amount of fresh fruit or veg every day.
Introduce new types of fresh food gradually to avoid upsetting your rabbit's stomach. An excess of fresh food can lead to "sticky poo" or even diarrhoea so be careful what you feed and reduce the amount or stop feeding fresh food altogether if your rabbit develops these problems.
Fresh food should be washed before giving it to your rabbit and avoid feeding straight from the fridge - the chill can upset your rabbit's stomach. Remove any uneaten food after about 30 minutes to stop it wilting and producing bacteria which could be harmful to your rabbit.
|Safe fruit, veg and herbs||Unsafe|
|Basil||Orange (peeled)||Locust pods and beans|
|Broccoli||Oregano||Potato (and potato tops)|
|Brussel sprouts||Parsley||Rhubarb (and rhubarb leaves)|
|Carrots (and carrot tops)||Parsnip||Tomato leaves|
|Cauliflower (leaves & stalks)||Pear|
|Lettuce (not iceberg)||Watermelon|