Fruits and Vegetables in a Rabbits diet

beige rabbit on top of a furry carpet on light blue background
01 December 2020 Pets4Company

Find out which fruits and vegetables are right for your rabbit!

Pet rabbits are mammals belonging to the order of lagomorphs. They are herbivorous animals which means that their diet consists essentially of vegetables, fruits and grasses.

The basis of rabbits' food is hay, a source of fiber. It is also the hay that allows the wear of teeth that grow continuously throughout the life of the rabbit.

Second is the pelleted feed. This should be well dosed so that your rabbit does not develop obesity. The excess of pelleted feed and the lack of moments of exercise are the main responsible for obesity in adult rabbits!

And last but not least, fruits and vegetables. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables allowed in your pet rabbit's diet!

Warning: Fruits and vegetables can bring benefits to your rabbit, but they can also be harmful and even toxic or fatal!

two rabbits, one white and one gray, eating vegetables

Vegetables:

  • Parsley
  • Spinash
  • Arugula
  • Endive
  • Kale
  • Romain Lettuce
  • Turnip greens
  • Mint
  • Basil
  • Watercress
  • Wheat grass
  • Cilantro
  • Bok Choy
  • Dill leaves
  • Carrots
  • Carrot greens
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Bellpeppers
  • Cabbage

Fruits:

  • Apple
  • Cherries
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Berries
  • Pinapple
  • Banana
  • Melons
  • Apricot

Note: Fruits should be free of seeds or pits as most contain substances that are toxic to rabbits but also to other animals!

Get to know foods that are harmful to your rabbit's health in this article!

Now that you know what fruits and vegetables you can give your rabbit, it's time to give him a more balanced and delicious diet!

Want to know more about rabbits' diet? Check out the video "Safe foods for Rabbits" from the YouTube channel Victoria Raechel.