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A Rabbits 5 a Day is quite different to ours Fruit and vegetables are to a rabbit what sweets and chocolate are to us.

It is  recommended for us to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.  For some of us this may be a struggle but for a rabbit it would be heaven on earth.  Most rabbits tend to have a sweet tooth and adore anything which is relatively high in sugar, such as bananas, carrots, apples and so on.  They are to rabbits what sweets are to us and it is our responsibility as rabbit owners to limit their intake of these foods.  Too many of them and their waistline will expand while their teeth deteriorate.

We can still give them these foods occasionally as a treat.

In terms of proportion, the main bulk (approx. 80%) of a rabbit’s diet should always be a good quality hay.  Pellets (approx. 10%) and green, leafy vegetables (approx. 10%) are fed alongside this daily.  Natural treats can be fed in small amounts e.g. one slice of banana at a time.



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