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A Bountiful Feast For Your Back Yard Bunnies

IMG_20130815_181137Some people like to cook for their dogs, I like to prepare fresh produce for my back yard bunnies.

I recently attempted to make that ‘homemade citrus cleaner’, using orange peels and vinegar. Well, the cleaner smelled all like vinegar and nothing like citrus. It did, of course, get my kitchen counters clean, but my kitchen reeked of vinegar, not oranges.

apple-158419_640So this past weekend, after hauling back a bounty of produce from a rare, early morning shopping trip with myself, orange-42394_640as I peeled bananas for the kiddos for breakfast, I got to wondering what I could do with banana peels. Obviously, I know I can compost them, but I wondered if they had any other uses, so I googled, and to my amazement, I discovered that my bunnies could eat them.

As my short humans finished their breakfast, not having eaten all of the fruits I had so carefully cut up and used to create a gorgeous ‘presentation’ of food, I started wondering which of their leftovers might also be appropriate for the rabbits.  I’ve already been giving them lettuce and carrots once in a while, in moderation so as not to upset their delicate digestive tracts.

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bananas-146688_640I knew they could have strawberries and bananas, both parts of breakfast that the boys ate, but didn’t finish, and I guess that’s good enough. At least they ate some of it. But I didn’t know about the apple or the orange (or the banana peels), so off I went to start my research.

This isn’t even a complete list, there are several other fruits and vegetables that rabbits can eat,strawberries-387471_640 but these are things commonly found in the grocery store that we buy for ourselves, which we can use any leftovers to give to the bunnies.

The most important thing to remember about feeding your rabbits any kind of foods is ‘moderation.’  Don’t give them too much of any of these things more than once or twice a week.  This will avoid causing digestive problems common to rabbits who eat too much of anything.

Fruits Your Rabbit Can Eat…

  1. Apple
  2. Oranges
  3. Bananas
  4. Cantaloupe cherry-167341_640apricot-167759_640pears-493341_640cantaloupe-42903_640
  5. Pears
  6. Apricot
  7. Cherries
  8. Grapes    watermelon-391671_640mango-624213_640 kiwifruit-400143_640grapes-449678_640
  9. Kiwi
  10. Mango
  11. Melon
  12. Nectarines    pineapple-636562_640peach-14416_640papaya-771145_640nectarines-237442_640
  13. Papaya
  14. Peaches
  15. Pineapples
  16. Plums    tomatoes-5356_640plums-19383_640
  17. Tomatoes

    Berries Your Rabbit Will Love Eating 

  18. Blackberries    blueberries-690072_640raspberries-227976_640blackberry-446427_640
  19. Raspberries
  20. Blueberries

    Vegetables You Feed To Your Rabbits

  21. Zucchini   radishes-616524_640 kohl-190821_640spinach-74220_640zucchini-41943_640
  22. Spinach
  23. Cabbage
  24. Raddishes
  25. Green Beans  vegetable-642119_640 kale-233127_640 cucumbers-379882_640peas-575815_640
  26. Cucumber
  27. Kale
  28. Peas
  29. Pumpkin  pumpkins-469577_640 butternut-squash-109131_640 beets-366548_640
  30. Squash
  31. Turnip

And Finally…

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Remember, your rabbits also need a constant supply of grass and hay.

 

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It is said that they need to eat their weight in hay every day, however, that seems to be only if they don’t have grass.

 

 

 

rabbit-431727_640You can grow grass in foil trays for them to eat, or if your rabbits are outdoor rabbits, give them a rabbit run, preferably on wheels or somehow otherwise ‘mobile,’ so that you can move them around your yard for new grass once they’ve cleared any one area of it.

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