A rabbit should be fed twice daily, in the morning and evening, and their daily diet should consist of:
- Unlimited access to hay or grass
- A handful of fruit, vegetables or leafy plants
- A small amount of good quality commercial rabbit mix or pellets (up to 25g per kg of the rabbit's body weight)
There are also a large variety of rabbit treats sold in pet shops and most rabbits relish these. However it should be remembered that these are treats to be fed occasionally only and should not form a large part of the rabbit's diet as the overfeeding of treats with a high sugar content can lead to rabbits becoming obese.
Each rabbit will have different tastes and not all rabbits like the same things to eat. However, it is important to know what foods are safe and not safe to feed to rabbits to avoid harming the rabbit and to help keep the rabbit healthy.
Rabbits will also eat their faeces to obtain maximum nutrition from their food. This is normal and should not be cause for alarm.