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Diet Tips For Rabbits

Pet Diet & Nutrition 3 min read
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Easter is just around the corner and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate but to talk about RABBITS! Sure they are the first pets we can think of when it comes to the holiday, but did you know that their diets can be very specific and involve more than just carrots?

The recommended rabbit’s diet is high in fiber and relatively low in calories.

A good mix of pellets, hay, vegetables, as well as freshwater will make your rabbit’s diet delicious, nutritive and will give a healthy life for your bunny. The recommended rabbit’s diet is high in fiber and relatively low in calories. Our pet experts put together a guide for a rabbit’s diet to help pet parents keep these fluffy ones healthy and strong!


The maintenance amount that is recommended is no more than 1/8 cup per 4 lbs. of body weight of a high fiber maintenance type pellet (18% or higher fiber) per day. In young growing animals the pellets may be given free choice until they are about 6-8 months of age.

rabbit bunny holland lop eating hay and enjoy playful


Hay needs to be fresh and available at all times. Mixed grass hay or timothy hay is the preferred type because it is lower in calcium and calories than alfalfa hay. It is also important to store hay in a dry place in a container that allows airflow to keep it from getting moldy.


It is interesting to feed a minimum of 3 different types of fibrous greens daily. The minimum amount recommended per day is 1 heaping cup/4 lbs. body weight. Some of the good greens are:

  • Kale
  • Collards
  • Beet tops
  • Carrot tops
  • Parsley
  • Dandelion greens
  • Mustard greens
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Broccoli leaves
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Outer cabbage leaves
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Peppermint leaves
  • Escarole
  • Endive
  • Wheatgrass
  • Alfalfa sprouts

Other vegetables such as pea pods (not the peas), green pepper and squash, can also be fed.

Little rabbits eat carrots in summer


Fruits can also be fed with some restrictions. Prefer high fiber fruits such as apples, pears, peaches, papaya, pineapple, and strawberries, but stay away from sugary fruits such as bananas and grapes.


Freshwater must always be available to your rabbit, and on hot days, you can drop an ice cube or two in your rabbit’s water dish.

Cute and funny single rabbit drinking water


Cecotropes is a kind of rabbit poop produced by the cecum that contains around 28-30% crude protein, up to 30% of the nitrogen, some fatty acids, microorganism protein, B vitamins, sodium, water, lysine, threonine, potassium, and suffer amino acids. It is not commonly seen because the rabbits eat it directly from their anus. However, if the rabbit has health or dietary issues the owner can see it.

It is very important to pay attention to the cecotropes of your rabbits, as it is an important part of their diet. Cecotropes helps with the nutrition of the rabbits, it is an additional source of energy, B vitamins, and aid in the replenishment of cecal microflora.

Rabbit eating a carrot and a bottle of NHV Turmeric

Natural Support

In addition to the diet we suggested above, your furkiddo can take Turmeric as proactive care. You can mix it with their food, twice daily. The active compound in turmeric is curcumin. Studies have shown turmeric to be an excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antiseptic, astringent, helps with liver function, bile production, and externally for wound healing. The healing properties of curcumin may also be beneficial for rabbits with autoimmune diseases, liver disorders, heart, and circulatory support.

NHV Turmeric is also beneficial for arthritic conditions in rabbits due to its anti-inflammatory properties and is COX2 inhibitor. The use of turmeric extracts in a rabbit’s daily diet may help scavenge free radicals, increase antioxidant enzymes, and inhibit lipid peroxidation.

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Published: April 7, 2020

7 replies

  1. Meenal Sehgal says:

    My rabbit has infection in her right eye and she is turning blind. How can she get rid of the infection. It was a small white dot and now that white has covered her entire eye. Pls suggest.

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Meenal,

      Thank you so much for reaching out to us! We can’t imagine how stressful this must be for you, so thank you for looking out for your little one when she needs you most.

      We have a few suggestions that we think could help your sweet girl:

      First, we’d recommend Ey-Eas. This is our main eye support that we only suggest using if your little one doesn’t have any ulcers or tears in her eye. Ey-Eas can help to naturally manage swelling, restore eyes back to their natural state, and can help prevent spreading eye infections to other kitties. You can click here to learn more about Ey-Eas:

      Next, we’d suggest Turmeric. This powerful yet gentle supplement can help to reduce inflammation and discomfort. Here’s more on Turmeric:

      Please feel free to reach out to us any time you need us, our team is always here if you ever need anything.

      Wishing you and your bun all the best!

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  2. Team NHV says:

    Hi Lily,

    We can’t imagine how uncomfortable your little one must be. Thank you so much for looking out for your sweet boy, especially when he needs you most.

    We spoke with our vet team for you and they have a few suggestions that they think could help keep your bunny as comfortable as possible.

    First, we’d recommend Tripsy as this is our main kidney and URI support. The unique blend of herbs found in Tripsy can help to maintain kidney health and urinary tract health, soothe discomfort, all while helping to reduce inflammation.

    Here’s more information on Tripsy for you:

    Second, we would suggest our Turmeric supplement to help get the uncomfortable inflammation down. Turmeric can also help to support kidney health while supporting other important organs like the heart.

    Here’s more on Turmeric for you:

    Next, we’d recommend Stimmune to help with supporting your little one’s immune system. Stimmune can help to reduce uncomfortable symptoms like itchiness and inflamed skin while helping to fight off infection.

    Click here for more on Stimmune:

    Lastly, because your little guy is on antibiotics, which can be tough on a pet’s body (especially the liver) we would suggest our Milk Thistle supplement. This powerful supplement can help to support liver health, and liver regeneration while also helping to detoxify the liver and kidneys.

    Here’s more on Milk Thistle:

    Because your little one has had nystagmus, we would strongly suggest speaking with your veterinarian before taking him off of antibiotics.

    We know that this is a lot of information to take in, so please take your time in reviewing everything. Feel free to pass this info along to your vet as well and don’t forget we’re always here if you have any questions at all!

    Sending you and your little one lots of love and good vibes!

    Yours in wellness,
    Team NHV

  3. Tahyor says:

    When a matured female rabbit could not conceive after several breeding what could be the cause and the cure.

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Tahyor,

      We are so sorry to hear about your little one’s condition. There are many reasons for a rabbit to not get conceived, such as old age, underlying diseases, stress, injuries, or lack of nutrition. We suggest bringing your rabbit to an exotic veterinarian to find out the cause. Once diagnosed, we can help guide you through our supplements that may further help support your little one’s quality of life.

      We hope all the best for your rabbit. Please do let us know if you have any questions.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

  4. Shirley McKale says:

    Can my 4 lb rabbit eat turmeric root that I grow in my garden? If so, how much should I give her?

    1. Team NHV says:

      Hi Shirley,

      Thanks so much for reaching out to us!

      That’s a great question! While turmeric can be very beneficial to our furkiddos, it’s vital that they’re given turmeric, and other herbs, in pet-formulated dosages. Just like the saying says, “too much of a good thing, isn’t always a good thing.” So we would not recommend giving your rabbit turmeric root from your garden.

      Good news, though! We have vet-formulated and pet-safe Turmeric! This powerful yet gentle supplement can help to reduce inflammation, support muscles and joints, and can help to support vital organs like the heart and liver.

      More information on Turmeric here:

      We also thought you might like to check out our blog on Turmeric and why it can be so beneficial for our little ones!

      Sending lots and lots of love to you and your little bunny!

      Please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV

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