|Better Farming Series 37 - Raising Rabbits 2: Feeding Rabbits; Raising Baby Rabbits; Further Improvement (FAO, 1988, 49 p.)|
|Feeding your rabbits|
153. You must be careful that the food you feed your rabbits is very clean or it may make them sick.
154. Never gather green food from places made dirty by other animals.
Never gather green food from dirty places
155. Never give your rabbits food that is mouldy or dusty. Even food that was once clean, such as dry hay, grass or grain, can become mouldy or dusty after only a very short time.
Never give your rabbits mouldy or dusty food
156. You must also be careful not to feed your rabbits food that is sour or spoiled because it may make them sick.
157. Never give your rabbits fresh green food that has been standing in piles. Fresh green food left standing becomes spoiled very quickly.
Never give your rabbits fresh green food that has been standing in piles
158. If you are going to keep green food even for a very few hours after it has been cut, spread it out and turn it over from time to time so that it will not become warm, sour or spoiled.
159. If you build a rack like the one shown below, you can dry green food completely so that you can use it later when you cannot find fresh food.
When the green food is dry, you can tie it in bundles and hang it in a place where it will stay dry and clean.