There is a lot of conflicting information out there about the best ways to feed rabbits. Some people insist rabbits need fresh foods. Others say too many greens can be deadly. Some say pellets are completely nutritionally balanced and you need to feed nothing else. Others insist rabbits should be eating mostly grass hay as their diet. It can get to the point where you’re afraid to feed your rabbit! Don’t be scared! Let’s chat about some of the ways to feed rabbits.
First, a word of caution: Any time you are making ANY changes to your rabbits’ diet GO SLOWLY. Fast switches can literally kill your rabbit. Also, water is crucial, so no matter what feed you are using, RABBITS MUST HAVE WATER, and plenty of it. Even a small break without water will cause your rabbit not to eat. Rabbits that don’t eat get GI stasis. Rabbits with GI stasis can die. Quickly! So always, always, always keep the water fresh, clear, and plentiful. It’s also a good idea to make sure all your rabbits have mineral spools to round out any nutritional gaps.