What are bunnies allowed to eat?

This is an important topic in the bunny world. Its super important to feed your bunny the right foods since bunnies are super sensitive! In this blogpost I will name frequent foods which you can feed your bunny daily, weekly or should never feed/are poisonous.

Information mostly from proKaninchen, this post does not cover all sorts of food but it covers a lot!

Vegetables

daily

chiccory

chinese cabbage

fennel

cucumber (high in water)

celery root

kohlrabi leaves

lattrich

parsnip

carrots (high in sugar)

fresh carrot herbs

radish leaves

leaf lettuce

romain lettuce

batavia

catalogna salad

endive

weekly

cauliflower (bloating)

broccoli (bloating)

kohlrabi (any kind of kale is bloating)

beet root

red tomatoes

spinach

pumpkin

celery

zucchini

paprika (bloating)

never/toxic

aubergine

avocado

beans

peas

potatoes

soy

decorative pumpkin

radish

Fruits

All fruits are high in sugar so only feed occasionally as a treat!

Pineapple, apple, banana, pear, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, kiwi, mandarins, melons, orages, grapes, papaya, cherry, peach, nectarine, plum (core is toxic!)

Herbs, wild plants, branches, leaves

daily

apple tree

pear tree

blackberry leaves

strawberry leaves

raspberry leaves

hazelnut branches and leaves

dandelion

rose petals

sunflower

grass (high grass from a graze)

weekly

basil

maple tree

birch

beech

nettle leaves

dill

chamomile

clover

coriander

lavender

balm

oregano

parsley

mint

marigold

rosemary

sage

thyme

ribwort

lemon balm

Toxic wild- ornamental- and homeplants

Make sure you keep all plants away from your bunny, for safety!

Ficus, ivy, dieffenbachia, any kind of yews, angel trumpet, lilac, laburnum, green tomatoes and tomato herb, fools parsley, potato herb, oleander, alocasia, acanthus, thuja, belladonna, hemlock

General stuff which is bad

Sugar, milk, yoghurt, salt (salt licks), chocolate, bread, treated branches (found in baskets), painted wood, cords, too much cardboard, cheap cereal like bunny food from the store and any super processed food.

Important! If you introduce your bunny to something new, always do it really slowly and only in tiny amounts. You can slowly give more as time goes by. Giving too much new food can lead to bloating and stomach problems!

6 comments

  1. Please let others know there are popular brands of pellets that contain soy, grains, gluten. Please read labels 💕

    Like

    • Thats true. Sadly i cant speak for everyone we live in switzerland and most brands we have here are not available in other countries and its the other way around too.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s