What should I feed my 10 month old rabbit?

A rabbit’s diet should be made up of good quality pellets, fresh hay (timothy, other grass hays, or oat hay), water and fresh vegetables. Anything beyond that is a “treat” and should be given in limited quantities.

What is the best food for baby rabbits?

Young rabbits, under approximately 7-8 months old, should be fed alfalfa pellets and alfalfa hay free-choice; they need the extra protein and calcium as they grow. They, too, can have a variety of vegetables.

When to stop feeding baby rabbits fresh food?

If you find your rabbit’s droppings change from their normal solid round pellets, this is a sign that you may be going too fast or that particular food doesn’t agree with them. Stopping the fresh foods for a few days should return them to normal. What fresh foods for a baby rabbit?

How much food should I give my 6 month old rabbit?

Give your rabbit a pellet food formula with a minimum of 15 to 19% protein content and 18% fiber content. Rabbits over six months old should be given between 1/8 and 1/4 cup of pellet food per five pounds of body weight daily. (So, for example, a ten pound rabbit should be given between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of food every day.) [23]

How old do baby rabbits have to be before they can eat grass?

Baby rabbits should be kept with their mother until they are at least 6 weeks old, preferably 8 weeks old. Sudden changes in diet at this age may well lead to enteritis which is usually fatal and baby rabbits should always have access to fresh grass or hay and water, as well as dry food.

What should I do if my baby rabbit is not eating hay?

If your rabbit is active and healthy looking, and eating lots of hay you have it about right. If they are not eating much hay or produce soft droppings then reduce the quantity. Changes to dry food brands or varieties need to be done gradually over 7-10 days, by gradually reducing the amount of old food and increasing the new.

What happens when Your Rabbit doesn’t eat?

When Your Bunny Stops Eating By Julie Smith, Wisconsin House Rabbit News Rabbits stop eating for many reasons, and this is always a serious event. Toxic bacteria in the intestinal tract will overwhelm the beneficial bacteria, leading to serious illness and death if the rabbit does not eat.

How old do Rabbits have to be before they stop growing?

Most rabbits stop growing between 18–24 months of age, and a healthy rabbit can live for 9–12 years. While giant breeds will not usually live to eight years, a healthy standard or dwarf rabbit will live to a full life span provided it is cared for properly. Rabbits become senior citizens at 7–8 years of age.

When do Rabbits start eating what their mother eats?

They start eating what their mother eats at around three weeks and can leave their mother at eight weeks. Most male rabbits (bucks) become sexually mature at around four months. This is a good age to have your male neutered. Females (does) can die from being spayed as it is a major operation. I suggest only sterilizing male rabbits.

What to do when your Bunny stops eating?

This may include feeding her medicines, baby food, nat ural juice and water mixes, and a pellet slurry or Critical Care. The House Rabbit Handbook describes and illustrates the best way to administer medicines and food to a rabbit. It also has some excellent information on gastric blockages.

Why is my bunny eating so little?

Why Do Rabbits Stop Eating? The most common reason for a loss of appetite in rabbits is a gastrointestinal problem called ileus. Ileus occurs when normal peristalsis—the contractions in the intestines that push food through the gastrointestinal tract—decreases or stops.