But is pumpkin a safe or nutritious food for rabbits? In this article, we’ll be exploring whether it’s okay to give pumpkin to your rabbit, how much pumpkin is the recommended amount, and which parts of the pumpkin are safe for rabbit consumption.
Bunnies are herbivores – that is they eat plants only, no meat. It is important that your bunny gets all the important nutrients that her or she needs – carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and protein so that it be healthy. This section is dedicated to exploring which foods are good for your rabbit, and – just as importantly – what to not feed your bunny.
When you think of rabbits, one of the first foods you associate them with is lettuce. Rabbits are often displayed chomping down on lettuce leaves in children’s picture books and movies. However, if you’re already an avid rabbit owner, then you may be aware that lettuce should be fed to your bunny with caution.
Yes, rabbits can eat both grass and hay. However, you should never replace hay with grass, unless strictly advised by a vet. Hay is full of fiber to aid a rabbit’s digestion, and it’s stronger than grass, helping a rabbit wear down their ever-growing teeth.