Rabbit Diets

All about Rabbit safe food and what to feed your bun!


Rabbit Safe Foods

While fresh hay serves as the primary food for rabbits, you can offer your bunny a delightful assortment of vegetables and fruits to enjoy.
Remember though, when introducing new foods into your rabbit’s diet, make sure it’s done slowly and gradually to avoid indigestion!  

Vegetables for your Rabbit

Adult rabbits should be given a maximum of two cups of fresh vegetables per day. For dwarf breeds and rabbits weighing under 2.3kgs, one cup of fresh veggies is sufficient. It is ideal to offer a selection of two or three different vegetables to ensure dietary variety.


  • Artichoke leaves
  • Asparagus
  • Baby sweetcorns (not full size ones)
  • Beetroot (take care with leafy topes as high levels of oxalic acid)
  • Broccoli (and its leaves, including purple sprout varieties)
  • Brussel sprouts (leaves and sprouts)
  • Cabbage (sparingly – it can sometimes cause digestive upsets)
  • Carrots and carrot tops (limited amounts as they are high in sugar)
  • Cauliflower and leaves
  • Celeriac
  • Celery and leaves
  • Chicory
  • Courgette and flowers
  • Cucumber
  • Curly kale (only occasionally)
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Green beans
  • Parsnip
  • Peas (including leaves and pods)
  • Pumpkins,
  • Radish tops
  • Rocket
  • Romaine lettuce (not iceberg or light coloured leaf lettuce)
  • Spinach (only occasionally)
  • Spring green
  • Squash
  • Swede
  • Turnip (only occasionally)
  • Watercress


Herbs often can taste very strong for rabbits, therefore it’s always recommended to offer a little to start with to get your bunnies used to them.

  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Lemon balm
  • Mint (peppermint)
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme



Bunnies love fruits, but they should always be fed in moderation due to their high sugar content. It is recommended to only feed up to two tablespoons per day

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Banana (Limited as it’s high in potassium)
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Nectarines
  • Orange (not the peel)
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Raspberries (and their leaves – excellent astringent properties)
  • Strawberries (and leaves)
  • Tomatoes (not including the leaves)

Always Remember! When it comes to a rabbits diet…

Hay is the primary and essential component. Hay serves as a crucial source of nutrition, providing essential fibre for healthy digestion and maintaining dental health. Rabbits thrive on a diet rich in high-quality hay, which aids in proper gut function and prevents potential health issues. It is vital to ensure that your rabbit has a constant supply of fresh and fragrant hay to support their overall well-being and promote their natural foraging instincts. Choose a reputable supplier to ensure the finest hay for your furry companion’s diet and long-term vitality.