Best Rabbit Foods

Oxbow Essentials Rabbit Food

best

Wild Harvest Rabbit Food

2nd best

Science Selective Rabbit Food

runner up

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So now you have gotten your bunny some of the best rabbit cages, it is now time to explore the realm of the best rabbit foods to ensure that your pet rabbit has access to the best rabbit foods on the market. This article contains our reviews, recommendations and guidelines on how to pick the best rabbit foods. 

What should make up your rabbit’s diet?

Hay 

Your rabbit needs a large portion of their diet to be good quality hay. It is great because it contains the fibre that your bunny will need to keep his digestive system healthy and happy. Also, chewing hay or solid foods prevents your pet from suffering from any overgrowing teeth problems.  To find out more about a rabbits diet, check out our article on how to care for your rabbit. Our top pick is the Oxbow Western Timothy and Orchard Hay which is enriching, free from artificial preservatives and colours, it also provides your pet with the essential fibre and nutrients they need in order to maintain a healthy digestive system. 

Pellets

Pellets are packed full of nutrients, they should only be given occasionally to your pet along with their hay. They are usually made up of natural ingredients like hay and vegetables which will help your rabbit’s digestive system in addition to maintaining healthy skin and fur. 

Vegetables

Veggies play an important role when it comes to keeping your bunny healthy. You should offer a range of yummy vegetables for your rabbit to snack on each day. We recommend that if you are trying to introduce your rabbit to a new vegetable then you should try giving it to him in small amounts. The result of that experiment will indicate whether your rabbit enjoys eating that particular vegetable or not. Rabbits should never be fed from house plants as they can be toxic to them; instead, you should choose fresh and safe vegetables for your small pet. Each rabbit is different: as always, we recommend that you thoroughly research your rabbit’s species and monitor their behaviours to prevent any future issues.  Some vegetables that are rabbit-friendly are: 

  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Celery
  • Dill
  • Clover
  • Broccoli leaves
  • Cilantro
  • Kale (from time to time)
  • Leaves from Dandelions

Perfectly formulated to meet the characteristic nutritional needs of adult rabbits, Oxbow essentials bunny basics adult rabbit food is made from timothy grass hay to facilitate digestion and contains ideal levels of protein and calcium to phosphorus ratio. It also features basic vitamins, minerals and optimum levels of fibre with stabilised nutrients to create a palatable meal that guarantees your rabbit’s overall health.

In as much as adult rabbits have different nutritional requirements than their infantile counterparts, they still need high levels of fibre  to keep their digestive systems working properly; oxbow essentials guarantee an excellent blend of fibre and balanced nutrients and hence a fantastic choice for your adult rabbit.

Pros

Cons

Made with antioxidants & prebiotics to support the immune system of your adult rabbit

Some pellets come too tiny in some packages

Specifically designed to meet nutritional needs of adult rabbits with its timothy hay-based formula & optimum protein levels

 

Perfect for picky eaters; uniform pellets prevent selective feeding

 

The Wild Harvest Advanced Nutrition Rabbit Food includes soybean hulls, barley, timothy hay, alfalfa meal and cracked hull to create a delicious meal for your pet rabbit. This is a great choice if you are looking to encourage your rabbit’s natural foraging behaviour/instincts. This food contains ingredients like fibre, vitamins and minerals all with the purpose of maintaining your bunny’s health, keeping them strong, helping their skin fur and increasing their strength.

Pros

Cons

Provides your rabbit with the grasses and vegetables required

Loose Mix – Your rabbit can pick out the things they don’t like

Contains vitamins, minerals and fibres

 

Premium nutrition for adult rabbits

 

Features a mix of ingredients to keep your pet entertained

 

 Supreme science selective is a rich fibre-containing product (about 25% fibre) with such a unique taste that instils joy and healthy living to your pet. Rabbits are naturally endowed with  the dental formula and digestive systems which appropriate their need for high fibre diets.

With forage as the main source of fibre, Selective also features lots of other tasty, natural ingredients; linseed with omega-3 and 6 that help to maintain the sparkle and radiance on your rabbit’s skin and coat as well as prebiotics to help promote friendly bacteria.

A comprehensive breakdown of the composition of this phenomenal recipe is as follows;

Alfalfa meal, soybean hulls, wheat, wheatfeed, flaked peas, linseed, beet pulp, soybean meal soya oil, monocalcium phosphate and calcium carbonate.

Pros

Cons

High fibre content for wellbeing & vitality

Not suitable for some picky bunnies

Contains balanced calcium and phosphorus to promote your pet’s immunity & vitality

 

Teeth and digestive system-friendly

 

With Timothy hay as the major base ingredient, this premium Rabbit food is specially formulated to liven up the mood of your bunnies, ensure a great taste of well balanced nutrition and fully invigorate their entire body systems. This amazing product comes in conveniently packaged milled small batches to help maintain freshness and quality. In addition, these pellets are rich in fibre content and well enriched with essential vitamins and minerals to help your pet stay happy and healthy. 

Pros

Cons

Milled in small batches to give your bunny freshness & high quality meal

Some products have been found to contain molasses, husks and other additives

Great source of nutrition for your adult rabbit

 

Made with bunny-friendly timothy hay as a base ingredient 

 

A nutritionally reinforced gourmet diet, Kaytee fiesta variety rabbit food is made of a blend of vegetables, high fibre hay, healthful whole grains and fruits. This recipe contains prebiotics and probiotics to boost the digestive processes of your small animals. Fiesta is also enriched with omega-3 which supports heart, brain and visual functions.

Pros

Cons

Premium mix of fruits and veggies for added enrichment and variety

Some packages tend to come with just very few fiestas

Rich in natural antioxidants for general and immune boost

 

Shapes & textures support dental health through natural chewing activity

 

In conclusion, your rabbit deserves the very best rabbit foods that you can provide for him. At Small Pets Guru, we aim for our small pets to remain happy and healthy. This article, Best Rabbit Foods, contains all of our tips and recommendations to help you when choosing the best small pets products for your pet.

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