This may shock many of you but according to experts carrots are bad for rabbits. Rabbits do not naturally eat carrots, fruit, lettuce and cereals.
Many people believe that rabbits should be fed carrots because of the long famous cartoon Bugs Bunny. The fact is Bugs Bunny is a cartoon and rabbits do not talk. As many people are feeding their rabbits a staple diet of carrots and other salads it has caused a lot of rabbits to suffer from tooth decay and other digestive problems. Iceberg lettuce has no nutritional value and can be dangerous. Apples and carrots are high in sugar and should only be given as an occasional treat. The sad reality is that only 8% of owners know what to feed them.
So what should you be feeding your rabbit? The main staple in a rabbits diet should be hay. This should be good quality and your rabbit should have good size bundles fed daily allowing them to graze through the day. Fresh washed greens should also be a good part of the diet. Examples are kale, broccoli and cabbage. In additional only a small amount of nuggets but do look at the ingredients.
One more thing that I want to mention is that many owners do not realise that rabbits are intelligent and need lots of space and mental stimulation. I will cover this in another post. Keep your rabbit happy and healthy and they will thrive and love you for it.