Rabbits: The Feeding and Care of a Successful Rabbitry

Whether you’re a rabbit fancier or commercial breeder, your rabbits’ nutrition is important to you. Overall health, of course, is determined in large part by meeting any animal’s nutritional needs. However, the rabbit’s ability to achieve high productivity is strongly influenced by nutrition. A successful rabbit operation, whether for pleasure or profit, relies on advanced formulas to keep rabbits in good health. It’s working—rabbits are on the rise. The bred-rabbit population is increasing each year. To be successful in the rabbit business, you have to remain updated on changes in nutrition and management. To help in these areas, your feed supplier has joined with others in establishing Cooperative Research Farms (CRF). For many years, CRF was actively engaged in rabbit research. CRF rabbit research has been conducted in the states of Ohio, New York and Virginia. Our ingredient and feed evaluations have progressed simultaneously with management and feeding programs. The result is a wealth of information that has been incorporated into this manual, designed to provide practical answers on nutrition, housing and modern rabbit management. CRF members have invested in the scientific research behind the feeds they sell. Behind every feed tag, you’ll find solid science—technological and operational breakthroughs you’ll get nowhere else.

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The House Rabbit Society recommends 2 cups of chopped leafy vegetables per 6 pounds (3 kg) of body weight and no more than 2 tablespoons of fruit or carrots per 6 pounds of body weight daily.