Dwarf rabbits are very common pets. They are very small - they weigh no more than one and a half kilograms, they are distinguished by short muzzles, large eyes and small ears. The diet of dwarf rabbits is almost the same as that of ordinary rabbits.
The main components of the little rabbits' menu are hay and drinking water. Hay helps the wool that has entered the stomach to pass through the intestines without problems, keeping the muscles of this organ in good shape. Hay should be given to the animal all year round in large quantities, fresh grass hay is recommended. It should be dry, green, fragrant. You can harvest it yourself, but in this case, make sure that there are no poisonous plants in the place where the grass is collected. The grass should also not be treated with fertilizers or pesticides. Hay should be given to both pups and adults.
Pour fresh water into the drinking bowl for your rabbit at all times. Dwarf rabbits drink a lot, and with a lack of liquid they digest food poorly, which can lead to various diseases. It is also necessary to give the rabbits carrots, beets, watermelons, cucumbers, as they contain a large amount of water.
Feed your rabbits wormwood, plantain, dandelions, clover, sorrel, burdock, tansy, and other wild herbs. Constantly alternate between different herbs or mix them together. Add peas, vetch, alfalfa, and other legumes to small rabbits gradually to avoid bowel disease. These herbs are best fed with cereals. Do not feed rabbits with the same grass all the time. Do not give rabbits dope, lily of the valley, buttercup, euphorbia, hemlock - these plants are harmful to animals. After collecting all herbs, rinse and dry well.
Feed the rabbits tree food: branches of aspen, acacia, linden, willow, in winter you can give branches of conifers, spruce or pine. Rabbits can be fed with cabbage along with the leaves and stalk. Give white cabbage in small portions, you can feed cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or kohlrabi.
Rabbits should not eat sweet, spicy or sour foods. Make sure your feed and food is of good quality and free from mold. Never collect grass for small rabbits near roads. Buy mixed feed for rabbits, combining them in the diet along with other foods, hay and herbs. The composition of the factory feed contains the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutriins, which the rabbit does not get, eating only hay and vegetables. Give out a little food. Buy foods that are free of grains, nuts, dried fruit, and other pieces. Don't give a lot of treats to rabbits, sometimes you can feed them apples, peaches, cherries, apricots, bananas.