Hi kids, I have a question for you.
What do you think rabbits should eat?
If you said carrots, I’m afraid you’re wrong. But don’t get in a flap about it – you’re probably just used to seeing cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny munching away happily on a crunchy orange stick.
Well, Ali the owl is here to tell you that rabbits like to eat grass or hay. In fact, hay is just dried grass or plants!
Clever RSPCA scientist lady, Rachel, said:
“The RSPCA is trying to give rabbits hay fever! But not in a bad way – we want all pet rabbits to be eating hay as their main food.
People also think their rabbits should eat carrots because that’s what Bugs Bunny does… but he’s a cartoon – real rabbits don’t talk, and they shouldn’t be eating carrots too often either.”
I couldn’t agree more! When I see rabbits in the fields on my nightly flights they’ve all got hay fever, not carrot fever. He he…
You can give your bunny carrots but only very small amounts as they’re very high in sugar. And we know what sugar does to your teeth!
Well, I hope that’s cleared that up. There’s a lot more to think about when feeding pet rabbits so you should have a look at our meal planner for more ideas.
Right, now I am off to stretch my wings while you watch this video of some very happy bunnies.