Tonight's rabbit-related post is about health and diet. It is very importan…

Tonight's rabbit-related post is about health and diet. It is very important to know a veterinarian or clinic to call BEFORE your rabbit becomes ill or injured. Rabbits are considered "exotic" animals and require specialized care and knowledge. Rabbits are not "low maintenance" or low-cost pets. One episode of bloat or GI stasis can set you back hundreds of dollars. If your rabbit stops eating and/or eliminating, do not delay: call your veterinarian! You must get your rabbit diagnosed so the proper treatment can begin. Rabbits are strong, yet delicate. If held improperly, they can seriously injure themselves by kicking out (a natural reaction). Take yourself down to the ground to the rabbit's level if you need to pick up your rabbit, instead of lifting him/her up. And always use a sturdy, rigid pet carrier to transport your rabbit, not a cardboard box.
Diet: Remember grass hay is the main part of your rabbit's diet, and plenty of it at all times. Feed a plain pellet in limited amounts – no nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or yogurt drops. Also feed fresh greens and a bit of carrot, but not too much. Carrots are high in sugar.
An approximate amount of greens to feed would be around 1 cup of greens for 2 lbs of rabbit body weight once a day or divided into multiple feedings a day.
Click here to read a suggested Vegetable and Fruit List:…/

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