What to Feed Our Rabbits
Rabbit Diet

What to Feed Our Rabbits

Many people who who bring home a pet rabbit–and who do not receive proper care information–typically feed their new rabbit an unlimited amount of pellets and plenty of carrots–and maybe some hay. But that diet is old-fashioned and not good for the rabbit.

From the age of about eight months and throughout adulthood, most rabbits require each day: unlimited hay, a small amount of pellets, a generous amount of leafy greens–and a very small amount of treats (of which the high-sugar carrot is one). Knowing the importance of hay in your rabbit’s diet and what role it plays in keeping your roommate healthy is critical to bunny’s overall health.

Remember, too, that rabbits are as individual as people in their eating habits, preferences, and dietary needs. Generally a limited amount of pellets plus leafy greens are important to your rabbit’s diet. Learn more about what to feed how much and why, along with what foods to avoid altogether. Also, work with your rabbit and their veterinarian to figure out what works best in your rabbit’s current stage of life.

Resources for Shelters and Rescuers

House Rabbit Society is happy to provide rabbit lovers with a variety of resources to help them in their efforts to care and advocate for rabbits. Our local chapters across the country and our blog online are available to answer any question you might have on rabbit care.

We have resources for vets and even resources for shelters who are not part of our network but who share our mission to provide the best possible care for rabbits. If you want to learn more about rabbits, please check out House Rabbit Society Journal for the latest developments in rabbit care.

If you need to shop for your rabbit or are simply want to get involved as a volunteer with the House Rabbit Society, we have plenty of information to help you find  the answers you need!

Need Some Rescue Resources? 

Rescuers with philosophies aligned with House Rabbit Society may feel free to print out and redistribute any of our education materials. The ones below will be of particular interest. All we ask is that you do not modify the documents. Shelters can feel free to add their own names and logos to our documents, but crediting us is nice as well!

Free Shelter Materials To Download & Adapt

The following generic forms and manuals have been developed to assist shelters and rescue groups with tracking rabbit-specific information in a rescue setting. Please feel free to use this material to inform your work, or you can download and adapt or edit these forms to suit your organization’s needs. We also encourage you to add your logo and branding.

Forms and Manuals available by clicking HERE

Table of Contents for the above link…

  • Samples of Adoption Policies, Adoption Questionnaire, and Adoption Contract
  • Sample Intake Questions for Owner Surrenders
  • Intake Health Check Form
  • Medical Card
  • Grooming Form
  • Rescue Group Contract
  • Foster Home Contract
  • Foster Home Questionnaire

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