Other food for rabbits
Rabbits can also have a variety of veggies. Keep the amounts of small and take note of any changes in their faeces with any new food. If the change is towards smaller size (faecal) pellets, more moist pellets, or less of them, discontinue this food and make a note not to feed it again. Use hay only for a few days until they are producing normal sized, appearance and amount of pellets gain and then introduce another type of vegetable.
Rabbits have very sensitive digestive systems (gut) and any changes (especially veggies), as well as stress can cause serious problems, including death.
Below is a list of good veggies for your rabbit to try:
- Asian greens (buk/bok choy/pak choy/choy sum)
- Chopped celery
- Spinach leaves
Root vegetables ,such as carrots, contain high quantities of sugar and should only be fed as a treat. Please avoid large amounts of fruit and sweet foods, molasses, rabbit mixes, chaff-based mixes and seeds. Veggies to be avoided are: iceberg lettuce, tomato plant and potato plant. There are many more foods that may cause problems, so it is best to stick to the tried and true types with lots of hay.