|Better Farming Series 37 - Raising Rabbits 2: Feeding Rabbits; Raising Baby Rabbits; Further Improvement (FAO, 1988, 49 p.)|
|Feeding your rabbits|
134. Here is a list of foods that rabbits like to eat.
· nearly all green plants, and
especially rich plants such as bean plants and alfalfa
· many kinds of grass and weeds
· the outside leaves and the tops of vegetables
· lettuce, endive and chicory
· tender banana, cane and bamboo leaves
· cut- up pieces of the stalks of plants such as maize or banana
· roots such as cassava, yams, carrots, beets and turnips
· nearly all plants dried when they are green, including grass and weeds
· barley, maize, wheat, oats
field beans, rye, buckwheat millet and sorghum
· cottonseed, groundnut, coconut, linseed and sesame cakes.
135. If you have some food that you think might be good, give your rabbits a little of it. If they like it, you can begin to give it to them.
Give little of the new food
136. However, a sudden change of food may make your rabbits sick. So, when you give them something new, give it to them little by little for a week or more until they become used to it.
The leaves of the potato or the tomato plant may make your rabbits sick.
Potato plant; tomato plant