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Rabbit food must be balanced and adapted to the rabbit's sensitive digestive system. The food should be nutritious and high in fiber. That is why you are at the right place for food for your Rabbit at DRD Knaagdierwinkel®!
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Rabbit food must be balanced and adapted to the rabbit's sensitive digestive system. The food should be nutritious and high in fiber. That is why you are at the right place for food for your Rabbit at DRD Knaagdierwinkel ® !

Our specialization is your advantage when it comes to rodents and rabbits, but especially when it comes to rabbit food. Not all brands get a place on our shelves, and for a reason. Because rabbit food is so important to rabbits, we only offer the best food. In addition, we have high requirements when it comes to nutrition and it must be fresh, have a long shelf life and meet the nutritional needs of the rabbit.

Rabbits are small, folivorous / herbivorous (herbivorous) mammals and belong to the lagomorph. They are mostly active at dusk and at night, very sociable and live in nature in social groups. Even if they are kept as pets, they should certainly not sit alone. They feel best as a couple (a neutered male and a female) or also in larger groups. Like all small mammals, rabbits have special nutritional needs. The digestive system is particularly important for a healthy and vital life.

Rabbits Teeth

digestion herbivores and omnivores

There are two incisors in the upper and lower jaw. The two additional pencil teeth behind the upper incisors have no function. The rabbit's incisors and molars have one thing in common: they continue to grow for a lifetime, up to 8 mm per month.

That means:

a) The position of the teeth must be correct so that tooth wear is possible and the teeth do not grow out of control.

b) the choice of feed is a very important factor for optimum wear of the incisors and molars. A rough fiber structure is necessary

Rabbits stomach

Rabbits have a so-called 'full stomach'. Their stomach is not very muscular and therefore cannot independently transport the nutritional knot to the next part of the intestine.

This is supposedly taken over by the following food portions.

This also explains why rabbits consume an average of 80-120 small portions per day.

These portions should be tailored to the maintenance needs of adult animals or to the growth of young rabbits. This way you can avoid digestive problems and obesity.

Rabbits appendix

The large cecum is the so-called fermentation chamber. This is where the fine dietary fibers go, which are converted by special bacteria into proteins, vitamin B complex and vitamin K.

The cecum droppings (grape-shaped and surrounded by a layer of mucus) come out of the cecum, which are absorbed by rabbits. This is a natural process that is very important for health

Calcium - phosphorus

Rabbits have a special calcium metabolism. In the body, calcium is mainly located in the bones and teeth. Calcium supply through food is therefore particularly important to keep the animal healthy.

However, an increased calcium level in adult rabbits can lead to bladder stones or even bladder stones, as this is excreted in the urine. That is why the choice of the right nutritional components is important.

Optimal calcium content in the basic feed

  • Young animals: 0.9% *
  • Adult animals: 0.6%


* Young animals require a higher calcium content compared to adult rabbits because of their still incomplete growth.

Importance of the crude fiber-starch ratio

Crude fiber : Crude fiber is very important for the health of rabbits: for digestion, for the cecum and with its rough fiber structure for tooth wear. Good food should consist of about 20% crude fiber.

Starch : Starch is mainly an energy supplier and must be limited in the feed. With good feed, the guide value is below 7% starch. In addition, the energy supply can be described as sub-optimal.

A shift in the crude fiber-starch ratio can lead to health damage in the long term:

  • Too little crude fiber leads to intestinal slowness, changes in the intestinal flora and disturbed cecum function.
  • Too much starch leads to eating breaks, changes in the intestinal flora, swelling, diarrhea, fermentation, adiposity. When you take these arguments into account, it becomes clear why vets recommend a minimum crude fiber-starch ratio of 3: 1.

How do I actually know how much starch my food contains?

The composition is very useful here: whole grain kernels (with starchy flour body), field beans, potatoes or peas are an indication that a higher starch content must be taken into account.

always fresh rodent food ALWAYS FRESH RABBIT FOOD FOR THE BUNNIES!

As a specialist in the field of rodent nutrition, you as a customer benefit from our knowledge and experience. This is also reflected in our purchasing & storage policy, for example. We focus on fresh and fresh instead of much and cheap. Hay, herbs and food must be fresh and stored in the right way, which is why we purchase such products in a smart way so that you always benefit from fresh and fresh food!

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