Rabbit feeding

Kim Chilson



Why do pet rabbits suffer so often from dental and digestive problems ? Suggestions about feeding of rabbits  (Warum leiden Hauskaninchen so häufig an Gebiss- und Verdauungsproblemen? Ein Ratgeber für die Ernährung von Kaninchen), by Dr. Estella Böhmer (in German)


Feeding the young

Offspring feeding time (rabbit kits)

Protective role of Lactobacillus casei in newborn rabbits


Importance of vitamins

Vitamin A, mysterious and often neglected

Vitamin D deficiency in rabbits

Drug induced folic acid (vit B9) deficiency in a hydrocephalus mini lop rabbit

Handbook for natural rabbit health with herbs and other natural products (in Dutch)

Maria Groot, RIKILT Wageningen University, Esther van Praag, MediRabbit and Tedje van Asseldonk, IEZ, 2017, 211 pages. Free

Click on the link or image to download a free copy


Rabbit Feeding

Vegetables, video by Debbie Hanson, with the collaboration of Barbara Schmeitz and the rabbit Pixel.


Feeding the house rabbit 1: Hay, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 2: Vegetables, by Camilla Bergstrøm (with 2 videos)

Feeding the house rabbit 3: Herbs, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 4: Fruit and Berries, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 5: Flowers, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 6: Twigs and Branches, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit 7: Pellets, by Camilla Bergstrøm

Feeding the house rabbit, by Camilla Bergstrøm (in pfd form)

Can rabbits eat yogurt or dairy products ?

Can rabbits eat onion of garlic ?

Use of probiotics in rabbits


There is no exhaustive list available for plants toxic to rabbits. Most are made for cats and dogs. It is thus best to consult various lists. If a plant is not listed in any of the following links, it does not mean that the plant is safe for consumption. When in doubt, do not to feed the plant at all.

Generally, the ill-effects of poisonous plants is less in herbivorous animals and rabbits as they eat all day long and their digestive tract is always filled with food. the diluted the toxic molecules. Unlike cats and dogs, that eat in portions.


Food safety

Toxic plants (to rabbits), by Camilla Bergstrøm

Poisonous Flowers and Plants for Pets – Plants That Can Harm Your Pet, by AVAS Flowers

Pet-Proofing – Keeping Your Home & Yard Safe For Dogs or Cats, by HomeAdvisor

Thanks to Kim Chilson, for her lovely illustrations




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