Rabbits and Their Belly Contents
Learn About everything a pet rabbit should and shouldn't be eating.
By Easton H.
Rabbits should eat mostly hay, about 80% of their diet is hay. They should have unlimited access to it. I would recommend Timothy hay for rabbits 6 months or older, and Alfalfa hay for rabbits 6 months or younger.
Rabbit's should have 1/4 - 1/2 cups of pellets a day, about 5% of their daily diet. For younger rabbits (6 months or younger) I would recommend Alfalfa pellets. For the older rabbits (Over 6 months) you should give them Timothy pellets. Pellets shouldn't have any other things like corn etc. because the rabbit would pick out the treats and not eat the pellets.
10% of a rabbits diet is leafy greens(1 - 2 cups). They can have many but you should search it up before feeding it to them. Here is a shortlist of some greens that are good for them.
- Romaine Lettuce - Bok Choy - Cilantro
- Watercress - Basil.
0 - 5% of a Rabbits diet should be treats. Some of these include Apples(no seeds), Carrots, Strawberries, Dandelion, Kale.
-Please note that these are not all the things rabbits can or can't eat.
I researched what rabbits eat and their diet. I then created origami of the different food categories and put them on podiums depending on how much of a rabbits diet they make up. I am really proud of how the carrot came out. I wish there were a better origami design to represent hay because i ended up going with a grass one, just changing the colour.