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Nutrition and feeding

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the diet of rabbits. Many published nutritional guides are out of date and based on research on commercially farmed rabbits. Feeding an appropriate diet to pet rabbits is key in maintaining good health and promoting welfare. This chapter addresses the nutritional requirements of rabbits at different life stages.

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3.4 A variety of everyday and purpose-made items can be used to prevent hay becoming soiled and to provide enrichment.
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3.5 Greens are well liked by rabbits; a variety of suitable greens should be offered daily.
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3.6 Pelleted/extruded foods should form only a small portion of the diet. It is essential for rabbits to receive a diet made up of more than 70% hay.

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