Thursday, March 5, 2015

Feed Dwarf Rabbits

Dwarf rabbits have sensitive digestive systems, so you will need to plan out a careful diet if you keep one as a pet. Dwarf rabbits are a variety of domestic rabbit that are, as the name implies, much smaller than normal rabbits. Dwarf rabbits can come in many different varieties, such as Himalayan, Chinchilla and Blue, to name a few. Regardless of which type you have, you can easily set up a proper diet for your tiny pet.


1. Give the rabbits plenty of high-quality hay, which provides the rabbits with the roughage they need to keep their digestive systems functioning correctly. Hay is also good for the rabbit's teeth to naturally wear them down.

2. Feed your rabbits high-quality rabbit food pellets, but not so much that it prefers the pellets to the hay. Pellets should be made up of about 20 percent fiber with only about 2 or 3 percent fat as well as 14 to 15 percent protein. Don't feed the rabbit more than 2 or 3 oz. per day.

3. Feed the rabbits fruits and vegetables, for a vitamin-rich treat. They particularly like fruits like apples as well as carrots and other root vegetables. Fruits and veggies should make up only a small part of the diet and should be used as a supplement to the main diet.

4. Make changes to their diet gradually as a dwarf bunny's digestive system is sensitive. Don't switch brands if you can't help it, as that can also upset a bunny's digestion.

Tags: Dwarf rabbits, about percent, digestive systems