Rabbits are quickly becoming popular pets for people with cat or dog allergies. Rabbits are cute, can be housetrained and require little or no maintenance. 'What do rabbits like to eat?' is a question that may have many new rabbit owners puzzled who want to feed their pet the right food, but aren't sure where to start.
Good rabbit food
When rabbits are awake, they spend a good deal of their time eating. Rabbits require a diet that is high in fiber, low in fat and sugar, modest in protein and with a proper balance of vitamins.
Dangerous food for rabbits
Whether you keep your rabbit inside or out, certain foods should be avoided.
Clover is especially dangerous, as it causes gas. Since a rabbit cannot pass gas, he will bloat and die. Cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli are equally bad, as they cause bloating, too. In addition, keep your rabbit from gaining access to the following: tomato leaves, potato tops, rutabagas, honeysuckle, poppies, tulips, bluebells, buttercups, delphiniums, foxglove, deadly nightshade, snowdrops, fairy primrose, jasmines, primulas, dahlia, hemlock, iris, ivy, larkspur, arum lilies, anemones, daffodils and all bulbs. All of these could potentially kill your rabbit, should they be ingested.
What do rabbits like to eat? Take your cue from what rabbits get to eat in the wild. When in doubt, talk to a veterinarian or a knowledgeable person in a pet store.