Rabbit Care Guidelines
Food: Today there are several brands of rabbit food available on the market; you should choose one that is low in synthetic flavors and colors. The feed should be offered daily (puppies should consume 80 grams per day, and adults 100 to 120 grams).
Hay should be offered to rabbits because it benefits the digestive system, prevents diseases such as hairballs in the stomach, diarrhea and obesity, and also helps the correct growth and maintenance of their teeth. Rabbits should not have meat, milk, sweets, cookies, potatoes, tomatoes and lettuce. NEVER give them to your rabbit because they cause diarrhea. Offer vegetables with dark foliage (wash thoroughly before offering). It’s also important to go slowly when introducing each new food. Here are some foods that you can give your bunny.
· Flowers and leaves.
Broccoli and its leaves.
Brussels sprouts, leaves and sprouts.
Celery and its leaves.
Chicory / Chicory and Catalonia
pea and leaves
Peppers – red, green and yellow
Strawberry and its leaves
Blueberry and its leaves
· garbanzo beans
Tips To Take Care Of Teeth Nails And Fur
Teeth: Rabbits’ teeth grow constantly; Wear them down by offering foods such as carrots, hay, toast, and wooden toys (without chemical treatment).
Nails: You can take it to a pet store or if you prefer, you can even trim your bunny’s nail at home, using suitable pliers. The only precaution you need to take is to watch out for the parts of your nails that have pink veins. Always cut the part that extends beyond the fingers so as not to cause bleeding, as is done with dogs and cats.
Coat: You don’t need to bathe your rabbit, but if you do, never leave it wet! Dry it well with a dryer and use lukewarm water to bathe it. Use mild soap or shampoo. Do not use dog products such as flea shampoo etc. These can be toxic and even cause death.
Always remember that rabbits are very curious by nature and can hurt themselves if you don’t watch them throughout the day. Don’t let your bunny loose when no one is around to care for him. It could also damage furniture and other household items by chewing on them.