what to feed my indoor rabbit!

Recently, i met many sick rabbit because their owners have fed them human food such as rice, bread, biscuits, cakes, etc. Shockingly some give meat too. OMG!

Soon these wrong food get deposited in intestine and the rabbit refuses to eat anything.
Therefore , i would like to suggest some food that can be fed to rabbit .

Rabbits love their food and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet. The main part of a rabbit's diet should be unlimited amounts of fresh hay (preferably Timothy Hay), grass, and plenty of clean water available.
The reason for this is that Rabbit's teeth are developed for a high-fiber, herbivorous diet. Chewing is characterized by up to 120 jaw movements per minute.
but, don't think that you can give hay of paddy straw.

Basil, Broccoli, Beetroot greens, Dark Green cabbage, Carrot tops and roots, Cauliflower leaves, Celeriac, Celery, Coriander, Curly Kale, Courgette, Dill, Fennel, Mint, Marrow, Parsley, Parsnip, Peppers – green, Pumpkin, Radish Greens and Roots, Rocket , Salad greens and lettuce.
Broccoli, Carrot tops and cauliflower leaves are high in sugar hence should be fed in less quantity.

An Ideal diet for rabbits

According to James W. Carpenter, DVM, DACZM, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. The preferred diet for the pet rabbit is

A. high quality, high fiber (15-16% crude fiber) pelleted diet containing 13-18% (ideally 16%) crude protein, at the rate of ¼ cup pellets per 2.3 kg body weight divided into two meals per day. A fiber content below 15% may increase the potential for anorexia and diarrhea, and one over 16% reduces feed palatability. Therefore, while buying a pelleted rabbit food look for the fibre content.

However, a fiber content of 18-22% appears to help prevent obesity in house rabbits.

Grass hay (timothy, prairie, oat, etc.) is recommended over legume hay (i.e., alfalfa) for mature pet rabbits. Pelleted diets formulated from timothy hay (i.e., Bunny Basics/T, Oxbow Pet Products, Murdock, NE) are commercially available for adult pet rabbits. These diets are intended to help prevent obesity, urolithiasis or urinary "sludge," and gastric stasis.

Versele laga crispy museli is also tasty product for rabbits and its content is most scientific too.

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