House Bunnies

The following is a partial list of foods you can feed your rabbit.  Some contain more calcium which is not good.  You will notice white urine stains if your bunny is getting too much calcium.  Also, foods with higher sugar content should be given in small quantities as it can be dangerous for a rabbit’s delicate digestive system.

All foods marked with * should be given in limited quantities.

Alfalfa*
Apple – not the seeds*
Apricot*
Arugula
Basil
Beet greens and tops
Blueberry*
Bok Choy
Borage
Broccoli * (can cause gas)
Brussel Sprouts * (can cause gas)
Carrot Tops
Carrots *
Catnip & Catmint
Cauliflower *
Celery
Chinese Broccoli
Cilantro
Clover
Collard Greens*
Comfrey
Parsley (Curly & Italian)
Dandelion Greens
Dill
Endive (Belgian and Curly, Chicory)
Escarole
Fennel
Grapes* (not the seeds)
Pepper, Green or Red
Kale*
Kohl Rabi (and tops)
Lemon Balm
Lemon Grass
Lettuce (Romaine, Red or Green Leaf but never Iceberg)
Lollo Rosso
Lovage
Melon *
Mint (except Pennyroyal as it is toxic)
Mizuna Greens
Mustard Greens*
Nasturtium
Orange *
Oregano
Papaya *
Parsel
Parsnip *
Pea Pods
Peach *
Pears *
Peppermint leaves
Pineapple * (fresh only)
Plums *
Raddicchio
Radish Sprouts and tops
Radishes and Tops
Rapini
Raspberries *
Red Chard
Rocket
Rutabegas
Spinach*
Strawberries *
Sweet marjoram
Thyme
Tomato * (no parts of the plant)
Turnips
Watercress
Fresh Grasses (wheat, barley, oat

Bunny Cookies

1/4 cup baby food your bunny likes, eg. apple, carrot, blueberry (or puree fresh fruit/veggie)
1 small banana, mashed.
2 tbsp of honey
1/2 cup finely ground rabbit pellets
1/2 cup finely ground rolled oats

Mix together the wet ingredients first and then add the dry pellets and rolled oats which you have ground finely in a blender or coffee grinder.  You can add a bit more of the pellet/oat mixture if you need to, so that you get a dough-like consistency.  Putting the dough in the fridge or freezer can help as well.  Use cookie cutters (I use small bunny shaped ones) and bake on a parchment paper or foil covered cookie pan (because you may want to use the pan for people again!).  Bake at about 325°F for half an hour but watch them closely because they can burn easily.  You can also create your own variations by adding different herbs, oat groats, cranberries, raisins, etc.

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