Do you know about the food pyramid? The people food pyramid is a big triangle with the foods we should eat the least of at the top, and the foods we should eat the most of down the bottom. The food pyramid helps people to know what foods they should be eating often and which should be left just for treats. Just like a people food pyramid, I've made this bunny food pyramid, so you know what you should be feeding your rabbit lots of and what to save for treat times. All the foods on this pyramid are natural foods. There's really no need to feed pellets and commercially made treats. They are far more expensive than they should be, and they are also full of two things which are no good for your bunny - starch and fat. Feeding from the food pyramid here is a good way to get started on the road to keeping your bunny happy and healthy.
The Bunny Food Pyramid
Bunny Food Pyramid Breakdown
ALL THE TIME
Grass Hay - Timothy Hay, Meadow Hay, Oat Hay, Rye Hay.
Your bunny should always have ample hay, and grass hay. For more information on Hay, go and visit this hub all about hay.
A rabbit will enjoy variation in its diet, and you can give it something to eat besides all that hay in the form of green food. Be aware that some green foods will cause your rabbit's droppings to become quite wet and messy. Different foods have different effects on different rabbits, so try adding one food to your bunny's diet at a time to make sure that it doesn't cause any trouble.
Some experts recommend not giving a rabbit any food besides hay until it is older than 6 months old, as it can upset the tummy unnecessarily.
Broccoli Basil Carrot Tops Beet Tops Brussels Sprouts Dandelion Legume Hay - Alfalfa Hay, Clover Hay, Beans, Peanuts. Watercress
As you can see, most of the treat food is comprised of fruit. Fruit may be a healthy food for humans, but for rabbits it is quite fattening, although they do love it! A little fruit every now and then won't hurt your rabbit however, and they are sure to enjoy the treat.
Pineapple (Good for preventing blockages - some recommend giving a bunny a little pineapple juice every week to keep the gut moving nicely. This is particularly useful for people with long haired rabbits that are in moult. ) Strawberries Peach Apple Cranberries
Max on June 23, 2012:
Thanks for helping me I have a bunnie that is 2months old
khali on January 03, 2012:
i'm getting a bunny in the summer.I'm going to name it ?.I am still reasurching for my aunt.
Bunnycommonsense on December 22, 2011:
It is extremely difficult to take the opinions of an "expert" writing online when they cannot even keep their stories straight from article to article that they write. For someone who seems so militant in blaming others for poor care of their rabbits, it seems to me a bit of common sense should be used by Mrs/Mr Bunniez as their articles are full of contradictions and honestly misinformation. I urge everyone on these boards to use common sense and not to take the word of Bunniez as gospel as they cannot even keep their word straight from page to page. Do research in other places, that can give works cited, check books out of your local library, find someone who has raised rabbits for years to let you know what has worked for them. Look at what wild rabbits eat, and how they behave, it gives a good idea of what tame rabbits can eat as well.
m on September 13, 2011:
hey tnx for the facts i got a good grade on my expirement
jorja on August 30, 2011:
you mentioned that a rabbit can eat peanuts(unsalted right)
what kind of beans and how often for both questions.
StephanieDanielle on July 07, 2011:
Thank you for this pyramid. It's very useful, but You probably should have added Pellets in with the hay part. Pellets provide a lot of their essential nutrition and helps them to maintain their good health. Hope this also helped :)
Skittles on March 23, 2011:
this is great i need to learn more of what my bunny needs to eat =]
me on March 04, 2011:
this is my second rabbit, and i wanted to give it the best TLC so it's great thx a lot!!!
Bunnyluva on January 22, 2011:
That's awesome my bunny has been having wet poops so I looked this up to see if he was eating to much of something thx!
caroline on December 29, 2010:
helpful. i might get a bunny soon and Bunniez articals have really been helping me with everything that i need to know to be able to take care of a bunny. Thanks!
jordan on December 01, 2010:
fee on November 25, 2010:
Beans and peanuts are toxic to bunnies
Tracy on November 13, 2010:
Can bunnies eat corn?
sam on November 12, 2010:
u r a dumbass
JUAN (johnny) on November 12, 2010:
Thank you for this very helpful info & thank you too Maddie for the second hand info of the broccoli & sprouts no no.
gytr on April 16, 2010:
i hate you
Samantha on June 29, 2009:
I give my rabbit dry Alfalfa, which is important. I train my rabbits with melon bites, but I did not know pineapple was necessary for their health. This should also be followed with 4 hours of excersize each day. Also a vet check atleast once a year.
Maddie on October 11, 2008:
I don't own a bunny yet, but that is because I'm researching before I get one so my bunny can have the best care possible. Anyway, in your great food pyramid it says broccoli and brussels sprouts but in my favorite hub about bunny food of yours, it says not to feed them sprouts or broccoli as this makes them gassy and they can't pass gas. Just thought you'd like to know of the error!
monitor from The world. on July 19, 2008:
I had no idea that there was a bunny pyramid, Bunniez. Since most of the stuff that is sold in the pet store are pellets and grains, I doubt that most bunnies ever get to see any fruit. This is very helpful for anyone who wants a really healthy bunny. Thanks for the info.