What do baby rabbits eat?
The best food for rabbits would consist of what they generally feed on in the wild. This would consist predominantly of fresh grass with an aditional mixute of other green plants. Grass/hay should comprise around 70% of the diet and a lack of grass/hay will in all likelihood lead to dental problems such as malocclusion, and digestive problems including problems in forming caecotrophes.
Dark green, leafy vegetables will also be much appreciated by rabbits. Individual rabbits vary in their preferences but vegetables such as cabbage, romaine, escarole, turnip, collard, kale, parsley, thyme, cilantro, dandelion and basil can all be fed. These should be fed in small amounts and introduced slowly as rabbits have delicate digestive systems. Fruits can be fed as treats approximately one tablespoon per four pounds (1 T per 4 lbs) of body weight , as they are high in sugars. Starchy vegetables such as potatoes or corn should be avoided. When feeding vegetables to a rabbit for the first time, begin with one type, then slowly introduce others, until the rabbit has become accustomed to at least three different kinds of vegetables per serving; a variety of food keeps the rabbit's interest. Once a rabbit is introduced to vegetables, it should be fed vegetables daily (keeping in mind that grass/hay should make up the bulk of the diet).
If fresh grass or hay is not available then a high quality pellet can be used. When choosing commercial feeds, choose those that do not include nuts, as nuts contain more fat than rabbits can easily metabolize, and may cause health problems, such as fatty liver. Nuts are commonly found in rodent food; as rabbits are not rodents, this food should be avoided.
Pellets should be fed one ounce per pound of body weight per day. However, pellets should be offered as a supplement to hay only - exclusively feeding a rabbit pellets can lead to life-threatening dental disease. Only by chewing hay or grass daily can a rabbit wear down their back teeth sufficiently (their teeth grow constantly, as with rodents). Traditionally, pellets are fed to rabbits bred for meat, and tend to cause excess weight gain. If a rabbit is fed pellets, a salt block is not necessary, as pellets are high in salt, though salt blocks are not otherwise harmful to rabbits.
Sinners and babies! Hmm... that doesn't seem right. Oh yeah. RABBITS! I am sorry. Thinking of something else. I believe that they get milk as babies, then they ween onto solid foods. You can get the food from any pet store. As for the milk, I would let the mama rabbit do that as I don't believe they take too kindly to being milked like a cow.
If its a baby tame rabbit pellets if its wild then grass. I have two inside tame rabbits. I feed them greens.leafy veggies, watermelon and strawberries. If feeding carrots do in small amounts. I fed mine very little. I do give them the green tips. You can look up ihrs Its based in indiana but they have a lot of fun facts on rabbits!
well for baby rabbits I don't know what to feed them... all I know is that my vet told me that old rabbits (and when I say 'old' I mean 'adult') should be feed 1/8 cups of pellets for every 5 lbs. and like no nuts or corn but lots of hay and water. :)
I was told by my local pet shop owner that baby rabbits shouldn't eat greens until they are a little older. Feeding them greens will upset there tummy but feeding them carrots and turnips is fine
mine is 2 mths old and weaned and eats rabbit pellets and grains (plus some other bits and pieces like carrot in small doses) and drinks water out of a bowl
when they are just born they get milk from their mom but when they start to get older put some extra food in their cage. the same food that their mom eats.
small soft foods sounds good for them:)
my rabbit eats carrots and greens