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Not all rabbit owners choose to include rabbit pellets in their bunny’s diet.

Many choose to give their rabbits a selection of fruit and vegetables and lots of hay and grasses instead.

Oh, and cookies are not a good start. Although they do look extremely delicious! Don’t let your bun be a rabbit food junkie!

Pellet Rabbit Food

I have selected the dried pellet rabbit foods below based on their quality and ingredients but you should read the descriptions carefully to make sure you choose the right food for your rabbit’s age, general health and breed.

I have not included muesli-style foods as dried food of this type have been documented as being unhealthy for rabbits of any age or condition.

There are many varieties of rabbit food available and most good suppliers will give you the option of buying a trial size pack. This way you can really see which one your rabbit will prefer by trying each brand first.

You must remember, however, to follow the “change of brand” steps with any change of diet.

Making A Change In Rabbit Food

Anxiety & Stress

Believe it or not, changing your rabbit’s diet suddenly and quickly can cause anxiety and stress in rabbits. Like most animals, they are comforted by routine and any changes to that routine can upset some nervous or sensitive bunnies.

It’s a Gut Feeling

Changing their diet affects their inside too. The gut of a rabbit doesn’t work like most other animals and a change of diet can cause problems.

Steps to Changing Your Rabbit’s Diet

  1. Rescue Rabbit Change of Diet Steps
    If you have adopted your rabbit from a rescue center or animal shelter, then that is fantastic, just remember to ask for a small bag of the pellets they have been eating. In most cases the rescue center will oblige, however, if this is not possible, ask for the brand and purchase a small sample packet from your local pet store or online. Feed your new rabbit these pellets exclusively for about 4 days of being home with you.
  2. Starting the Change At Home
    Start mixing the original pellets with a little of the new pellet food. You may find that even after a few days the new food is still being refused and left in the bowl. This is normal so stick with it.
  3. Continue Mixing
    Keep mixing the same amount of new pellets to the original pellet brand for at least 3 or 4 days.
  4. Protest Behavior
    Sometimes rabbits can protest so much to a new type of food that they even urinate over it, so make sure when you are filling up the bowl that you are not re-using wet or soiled food.
  5. Ratio Changes
    Gradually change the pellet ratio, reducing the amount of original pellet food and increasing the number of new pellets. NB – Remember to not increase their overall amount of dried food.
  6. Happy Bunny!
    Your rabbit should be comfortable eating the new food after about a week of gentle persuasion. You may find that they actually prefer it to their old brand, and much later on, if you try to give them their old food, they’ll turn their noses up at it.

Get Back to Basics with Rabbit Health

Re-discover the basics of rabbit health for the ‘modern-day’ rabbit, with these easy-to-understand reports and fact-sheets:

  • Diet & Weight Control (With Safe & Unsafe Food Lists to ensure you’re never unsure about what to feed your rabbit!)
  • Disease Prevention Guide (With Behavior Symptom Check Chart to give you peace of mind when a vet is not available, whew!)
  • Vet Services Overview & FAQs (Niggling Questions… Neutering? Chipping? Vaccinations? Surgery? Don’t worry, it’s all here!)

Discover The 7 Fundamentals

GOT QUESTIONS?

  1. Diet – What do rabbit’s eat?
  2. Weight – What should my rabbit weigh?
  3. Exercise – How much space does my rabbit need?
  4. Environment – What are the basics of rabbit housing
  5. Origin – What do genes, type, and source have to do with longevity?
  6. Disease – How do I prevent my rabbit from getting ill?
  7. Companionship – Should my rabbit have a friend?

GET ANSWERS…

  • Discover the real importance of water.
  • Find out exactly why hay is so crucial. 
  • Finally, understand the food pyramid.
  • Print convenient Safe (& Unsafe) rabbit food lists. 
  • Understand about toxic bulbs & garden plants.
  • Grasp expert knowledge on rabbit food pellets
  • Find out why muesli rabbit food is so bad.
  • Discover how to monitor your rabbit’s weight.
  • Get answers to the most common diet questions. 
  • Make sense of the importance of exercise.
  • Figure out how much exercise your breed needs.
  • Comprehend the basics of genes once and for all.
  • Be aware of the dangers of shop-bought bunnies.
  • Be savvy about disease prevention – spot the signs like a pro.
  • Realize how you can make your bunny so happy with one simple act.

Just Rabbits Recommends…

Here I have researched and listed only the very best quality products that are truly ‘value-for-money’, with the right nutrient content perfect for happy, healthy adult rabbits, which means you don’t have to trawl the Web trying to find exactly the right products.

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Oxbow Essentials Bunny Basics
  • 10-lb bag
  • All rabbits need high fiber to keep their digestive systems working properly
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Kaytee Small Animal Dry Food
  • Higher Protein Formula Designed For Growing And Breeding Rabbits
  • Prebiotics And Probiotics To Support Digestive Health
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Sunseed Vita Prima
  • Dried fruits and vegetables mixed with pellets.
  • Rich in calcium and Vitamins
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Small Pet Select Food Pellets
  • Top Food Of Choice By Local Veterinarians And Caring Rabbit Owners Across The Country
  • Not Sold In Stores - Milled In Small Batches And Shipped Online Exclusively
  • Delivered Fresh Guarantee - All Food Is Not Created Equal;
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Sherwood Pet Health Food,
  • Premium Formula - 100% Balanced Nutrition
  • Natural Vitamins
  • Chelated Minerals
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Miranda Hawkins
Miranda currently lives just outside Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, 8-year old son, and what she lovingly calls her “zoo.” Miranda grew up in the Midwest and always had animals around while growing up. After graduating from college, she married her husband Sam and they moved to the mountains of Colorado where Miranda became very involved with the regional rabbit rescues.

Currently, her “zoo” includes two dogs, one rambunctious cat, and three indoor rabbits. Oliver, a delightful Black Otter Holland Lop, and Juniper, a gorgeous Opal Satin Angora, are a bonded pair and have been together for three years.

She had the pleasure of adding an energetic Fawn Flemish Giant to her family one year ago, named Sir Gregor. He had been abandoned outside a pet store and was put up for adoption. Miranda feels very blessed to have this lovable lagomorph living amongst her family and is a strong advocate for educating people about rabbits and how special they truly are.

Miranda has put together a team of rabbit lovers and breeders from across the country and hopes you will find the information and resources on the JustRabbits.com site beneficial. She loves to hear from her readers and looks forward to seeing many more people become loving responsible bunny parents.