New fashionable trend of the time – the ornamental rabbits. They often become Pets in the apartments and pushing other animals, reptiles, fish second. Especially if you have children.
But not enough to have lovely creatures. It is important to know that likes to eat, what to feed a Bunny at home and how many times and what exactly you can give.
Digestive system decorative rabbits is somewhat different than a conventional home. Young rabbits need special age-appropriate diet. More detailed information about what they eat fancy rabbits are presented in the following description.
Menu decorative rabbits
Unnatural habitat and genetic features of decorative rabbits distinguished by their digestive tract from the digestive tract of their conventional counterparts. You need to know and take into account the anatomical features of long-eared pet before you feed a Bunny some food.
Pets need to give soft and rough food. The list of feeds are made up according to priority.
Main menu should consist of the following feed.
- The branches of trees.
- The bark of the tree.
- The root vegetables.
- Feed granular.
- Vitamin and mineral supplements.
Of roughage are important and necessary for the pet food are the following types of products:
- feed grain.
In order of importance, these foods are on first place in menu of family favorites. Rabbits have constantly and quickly growing teeth. They constantly need something to gnaw to keep our teeth doing well. Otherwise they become too long, injure the mouth of the animal, formed an incorrect bite.
Further unerased roughage the teeth should be cut at a veterinary clinic. In addition, the members of the family Zaitsevs have always something to eat that meal progressed, there was stagnation in the intestines and possible rotting.
Now about the rude stern more details. Hay is a very important part of the menu of a pet. The quality of the raw materials greatly affects the health of long-eared creatures. It should not be highly nutritional (risk of obesity), nepleslian without toxic herbs (the owner will have to study plants for self-procurement).
In addition to hay for feed is suitable oat straw green (plants, cut at the stage of lactic ripeness).
In the wild lagomorphs gnaw nutrient the bark of shrubs and trees. Thanks to this activity they have worn down constantly growing teeth.
Domesticated animals also have to give the young branches of shrubs and trees and is harvested in the winter following:
- the Apple tree (with fruits);
- the chestnut tree (without fruit);
- hazel (nuts);
- grapes (berry);
- Rowan tree (no berries);
- currants (without fruit);
The list goes on. But collected here are the principal names. Some can be given in limited quantities, others do not feed at certain times of the year or quite undesirable to include in the diet.
For example, the restrictions relating to the branches of the alder, birch, oak, willow, pine, stone fruit tree species. A pinning effect have alder and oak. They contain a substance (tannins), which can cause constipation. Therefore, these types of better to give diarrhea that can occur while eating a large quantity of succulents (vegetables, fruits, grass).
It is recommended to give a small amount: birch because of the diuretic effect (risk of dehydration); the willow, which has an antimicrobial effect; walnut (from intestinal parasites); juniper. Needles is better to feed in the winter after one or two days, and only until the end of January (the appearance of the resin and bitterness).
Experts advise not to feed or give a small amount of branches of stone fruit species: the pear, the plum, the cherry, plum, peach, cherry, apricot.
It is impossible to give the branches the following poisonous plants:
- the bark of the wolf;
The green and succulent food
In the summer period, the Pets are fed green mass of wild the following types: mother-and-stepmother, dandelion, burdock, tansy, clover, Siberian cow parsnip, plantain, sow Thistle, nettle, Wheatgrass, alfalfa, fireweed, sainfoin, yarrow, chickweed, shepherd’s purse, mallow. There are certain conditions and rules that you need to feed the Pets.
Otherwise they can cause harm:
- To feed only dried and dried herbs (not wet and fresh). It is impossible to collect after a rain or with dew in the early morning.
- To give young plants (old cause digestive problems).
- Collect grass manually, excluding poisonous species.
- Give herbs.
- Do not collect the grass in the city, in places of walking animals from the roads.
- You can’t give a lot of green mass after a pause in feeding.
- The rabbits grass to give a little.
Garden and crop plants that would feed their living relatives, is represented by the following species: oats, green peas, vetch, phacelia, rye grass, cucumber, amaranth, rhubarb, corn, feed lupine, sulfia, dill seed, mint, parsley, red clover, caraway, celery, greens of winter rye (young), cultural alfalfa, beans, beans, young green barley and oats, carrot tops.
Alfalfa, cabbage, and legumes to give a little. Hay can be permanently combined with the green plants.
Herbs and houseplants, which can’t have rabbits: celandine, Foxglove, wild clover, avran, sorghum, Aconite, marsh Calla, Erysimum, sudanka, mate, marigold, cockle, goldenrod, milkweed, poisonous milestones, black millet, poppy, sleep-grass, Datura, Jasmine, hellebore, Azalea, and cornflower, freesia, Hemlock, begonia, Buttercup, Larkspur, and meadow apiary house, salad, crow’s eyes.
From succulent feed should be given the following types: carrots, apples, turnips, fodder beet (a little bit), kausika, Jerusalem artichokes, cucumbers, radishes, zucchini, bell peppers, potatoes, rutabaga, squash, turnip, eggplant, blueberries, watermelon rinds, melon, bananas (a bit), blackberries, prunes, quinces, grapes, pineapples, strawberries, raspberries.
The main ingredients contained in concentrated feed, are the following: oats, barley, corn, wheat, beans, flour, herbs, sunflower (meal), cake. First in the forage mass is oats, which is one of the most useful cereal crops for the furry Pets.
There are a lot of calories, but they do not lead to the accumulation of fat mass. His diet may contain fifty percent. Oats can be fed in the form of flakes, a whole grain, crushed.
Other grains, corn, barley, wheat, need to give crushed (crushed) and a small amount up to fifteen percent of the combined mass. And the last type of grain can be fed sprouted.
Barley is useful to young individuals for weight gain, as its nutritional value is higher than that of oats. In corn there is a lot of carbohydrates. Therefore, it is necessary to give a little bit (risk of obesity) and age of the animals from four months.
Long-term feeding only wheat can cause problems with digestion and metabolism (incorrect exchange of mineral substances and bloating).
Therefore, feed crops need in the form of proportional mixtures. These crops add some beans, meal or sunflower meal (up to twelve percent of the quantity of the mixture), grass meal. Combination foods are nutrient product and must be included in the menu of the rabbits to enhance growth and in females during lactation.