The rate of weight gain in rabbits directly depends on the diet. Therefore, the question of how to feed the meat rabbits should be approached responsibly.
The basis of the food of meat rabbits are vegetable feed. Of these, animals receive the necessary substances.
Usually, green food does not need to be treated in any way, but if the grass or root crops are dirty, in the ground, it is better to wash and dry. Grass with mold or rotted rabbits can not be given, because there will be an upset digestion. With such pro
Theoretically, rabbits can do without water, but they still need water, because water helps to digest and absorb food. Nursing females especially need it, because with milk they lose a lot of liquid. The lack of water can cause the female to eat the baby rabbits. Also young drinks a lot. The amount of fluid consumed depends on the type of feed. Naturally, a lot of moisture rabbits get from fresh feed.
Grass, branches and other vegetable food can be the basis of the diet of rabbits from spring to late autumn. You can save money by buying less grain and dry feed. Rabbits prefer motley grass, especially love burdocks, dandelions, wormwood, plantain, yarrow and many other herbs. In small quantities it is possible to produce plants with a strong odor, such as dill. You should be careful and do not give herbs with different effects on the body, for example, henbane, lily of the valley, bologolov, buttercup, hogweed, etc.
Rabbits eat nettle well. only first you need to cut it and pour boiling water. Steamed nettle with mixed feed, boiled potatoes or bran accelerates the growth of young and increases the volume of milk in nursing females. Nettle. One of the earliest and most convenient feed, which can be harvested for the winter, drying in the shade. Keep it carefully, dry leaves are very fragile and can crumble, and in fact they. The most delicious part for rabbits.
Rabbits love to eat sprigs of lime, acacia, willow, aspen. Brooms from these plants can be harvested for the winter. The bark contains natural antibiotics that strengthen the health of pets. Sprig can be a good and practically free option.
In winter, be sure to give roughage in combination with others. Hay is preferably harvested from young herbs, with a large number of leaves.
Many livestock breeders are attracted by rabbits of meat breeds. What to feed. depends on the region and possibilities. In any case, the diet should be varied, including cereals, branches, herbs, vegetables, minerals and, of course, water.