You are happy: a new, fluffy and charming pet has appeared in your house! He wants to take all the time on his hands, iron, press to the stomach and scratching around the ears. This is a natural desire, and do not deny yourself in its execution.
However, in the intervals between the tusk of a rabbit (and this should be done, in fact, very carefully and not too often), it must be fed and fed correctly.
First of all, you need to keep in mind that rabbits eat constantly and long breaks in food can be disastrous for them. Therefore, it will be correct if there is always hay or fresh grass in the rabbit’s cage. Both are very important sources of fiber, vital for rabbits. Rabbits like plantain leaves, dandelion and sweet clover are very fond of. Other wild plants can also be included in the rabbit’s diet: mallow, shepherd’s bag, yarrow, woodlouse, garden thistle and nettle. And, of course, you know that both grass and hay should be “harvested” only in an ecologically clean place: far from the city and roads. Do not collect wild plants for your pets if you are not sure that you can distinguish harmless plants from poisonous ones. In the rabbit cage should always be fresh water.
Vegetables are also necessary for the rabbit: root vegetables – turnips, carrots, beets, parsnips can be given. From green crops, they prefer spinach, broccoli, cauliflower stems and leaves, pea pods and beans and parsley. Rabbits and ordinary cabbage are eaten, but its quantity in the rabbit’s diet should not be predominant. They love rabbits and green salads, but they are not very useful to them. Naturally, you should not feed your pet anything one. All vegetables should be given alternately or combined into vegetable mixtures. Do not let the rabbit clear potatoes: they are absolutely useless!
Sometimes a rabbit can be offered a small amount of fruit or berries, but not as a staple food, but as a delicacy. Especially rabbits love apples, pears, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.
All vegetables, fruits, greens, as well as tree branches brought from the cottage or from the forest, should be thoroughly washed before giving to the rabbit. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that the washed greens, before giving to the rabbit, need to be dried. In no case should a rabbit be given wet grass: this can cause a serious illness in it.
In calculating the amount of feed that a rabbit needs every day, be guided by the rabbit itself: it will never eat more than its body needs. If the food remains uneaten – the next time it is worth reducing the portion; if in a rabbit the feeding trough turned out to be empty by the middle of the day, the portion should be increased. Food left over from the previous day (with the exception of hay and solid feed) must be removed from the cage. To feed the rabbits is best every day at the same time. Any new feed should be introduced into the diet gradually, so that you can see how well the rabbit adapts to it.
With all the rules of feeding the rabbit, you can be sure that he will always be healthy and cheerful, with thick shiny fur.