Rabbits like to often chew on something. They chew on cage bars; they chew on rugs, broom and even on hair! They do this even after they are fed. This could be interpreted as animal pica, the behavior of eating inedible stuff. It could be indicative of something serious or not. But no matter what it is, feeding rabbits must not be taken for granted. Letting your bunny loose to eat anything it wants is a sure way to kill it.
Don't think that it's easy to feed rabbits. They are actually more sensitive in what you give them. You might also be thinking that all vegetables and all fruits are good for them but you're wrong. They are not that predictable. Feeding rabbits can be more complicated than just tossing them a bowl of your left-over salad for munching on. Be wise about choosing the food you give to your bunny. What you should not give are such as lettuce, cabbage, parsnips, swedes, potato tops, tomato leaves, too much rabbit pellets and certain plants that can be found in your garden (best not to let your rabbit loose then). Never give your bunny sweets and junk food, too.
All vegetables mentioned can give serious problems to your rabbit. They can either cause diarrhea or gas to your bunny. Some are too high in calcium that's unhealthy for the rabbit. They can die from bloating. So be careful on what you give them. If you are busy during the entire day, put you pet rabbit in a cage or hutch. Don't let it loiter around the house because they literally eat anything! Not only because you're worried about your rug or blankets but also because you should be worried about your bunny.
It must be kept healthy. Feeding rabbits sure is tough. Now you know why you can't simply tell your bunny to help itself to the leftover salad. There are other vegetables and fruits you can give to your rabbit as treats: apples, carrots, and banana. Don't let rabbit pellets become the bulk of its diet. You wouldn't want to eat cereals for breakfast, lunch and dinner would you? So alternate its diet by giving it fresh foods.
Raising rabbits should not be difficult for you. You can already memorize the vegetables you should not give your pet bunny. Keep your pet rabbit healthy and happy by giving it the right food for its growth. Believe me, if you do this you'll have a very healthy and happy bunny that'll love you.
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