What Is The Best Food For Rabbits?
Following our Excel feeding plan will ensure that your rabbits get the correct balance of fibre, vitamins and minerals. 85-90% of their diet should be high-quality, dust extracted hay for rabbits or fresh . This should be supplemented with a small portion of Excel nuggets, the occasional Excel Nature Treat, a small handful of fresh greens and plenty of fresh water.
Rabbits are herbivores who live on a plant-based diet. However, we like to call them ‘fibrevores’ as fibre is by far the most important part of their diet and is essential for their gut and dental health.
The science of animal nutrition has made leaps and bounds, and we know that – for example – a muesli style diet is not a good rabbit food as it has been linked to an increased risk of a number of health problems. We have actively been involved in research that highlights the risks associated with muesli diets and the negative impact that these have on hay intake. Straw, although high in fibre should only be used for bedding as it is unpalatable, so rabbits tend not to eat it.
The best diet for your rabbits is one that includes the right amount of feeding hay or fresh grass, nuggets, leafy vegetables and water for their size, life stage and lifestyle. This means calculating the nutrient content and dietary components such as fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, and this is exactly what our team of nutritionists do when we create our delicious nugget recipes.