In the wild, rabbits can meet the needs of his own life with food around him. As long as there are grasses, seeds and tubers of rabbits can still survive.
In contrast to cattle and home-based rabbit that live around the cage. Its survival depends on the care of the farmer.
Type of food given, composition and quality greatly affect its growth. The food we provide does not always have grass and green vegetables.
In addition to forage, a good and healthy rabbit is Hay, grains, tubers, and pellets as an additional food.
Good green vegetables for it include kale, carrots, radishes, cabbage, cassava leaves, mustard greens, hibiscus leaves, long bean leaves, sweet potato leaves, groundnut leaves, corn stalks, taro, papaya leaves, grasses and others. Make sure the green food does not contain pesticides.
Grass and green vegetables we have to dry until wilted. The goal is to reduce water content and eliminate toxins that can make a rabbit diarrhea or convulsions. Rabbit digestibility of green food is low, so the green food we should wipe first.
The best food for it is Hay. Hay is an ancient grass that is cut just before flowering. The grass is then dried gradually so that its nutritional content is not damaged and to enhance its crude fiber content.
For adult rabbits, we can give timothy hay and oat hay. As for the little rabbit, we can feed alfalfa hay. Alfalfa grass should not be given to adult rabbits because they contain high levels of protein and sugar.
Rabbits need high fiber foods. Hay is quite important, can help overcome the problem of rabbit digestion, prevent the occurrence of hairball problems in the intestine and Hay can reduce the possibility of teething tongue problems.
Concentrate or Pellets for Rabbits
Pellets for rabbits function to increase the nutritional value and facilitate us in the provision of feed. Pellets are given as a supplementary feed or reinforcement after forage and Hay as a main meal. Excessive pelleting can cause obesity in rabbits and will disrupt the health of rabbits.
You can buy pellets with high nutrient content in a pet store. Make no mistake giving pellets, make sure the pellets you buy contain grass or Hay.