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Bunny Food Pyramid: Healthy Rabbit Food
Do you know about the food pyramid? The people food pyramid is a big triangle with the foods we should eat the least of at the top, and the foods we should eat the most of down the bottom. The food pyramid helps people to know what foods they should be eating often and which should be left just for treats. Just like a people food pyramid, I've made this bunny food pyramid, so you know what you should be feeding your rabbit lots of and what to save for treat times. All the foods on this pyramid are natural foods. There's really no need to feed pellets and commercially made treats. They are far more expensive than they should be, and they are also full of two things which are no good for your bunny - starch and fat. Feeding from the food pyramid here is a good way to get started on the road to keeping your bunny happy and healthy.
The Bunny Food Pyramid
Bunny Food Pyramid Breakdown
ALL THE TIME
Grass Hay - Timothy Hay, Meadow Hay, Oat Hay, Rye Hay.
Your bunny should always have ample hay, and grass hay. For more information on Hay, go and visit this hub all about hay.
A rabbit will enjoy variation in its diet, and you can give it something to eat besides all that hay in the form of green food. Be aware that some green foods will cause your rabbit's droppings to become quite wet and messy. Different foods have different effects on different rabbits, so try adding one food to your bunny's diet at a time to make sure that it doesn't cause any trouble.
Some experts recommend not giving a rabbit any food besides hay until it is older than 6 months old, as it can upset the tummy unnecessarily.
Broccoli Basil Carrot Tops Beet Tops Brussels Sprouts Dandelion Legume Hay - Alfalfa Hay, Clover Hay, Beans, Peanuts. Watercress
As you can see, most of the treat food is comprised of fruit. Fruit may be a healthy food for humans, but for rabbits it is quite fattening, although they do love it! A little fruit every now and then won't hurt your rabbit however, and they are sure to enjoy the treat.
Pineapple (Good for preventing blockages - some recommend giving a bunny a little pineapple juice every week to keep the gut moving nicely. This is particularly useful for people with long haired rabbits that are in moult. ) Strawberries Peach Apple Cranberries