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asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

What can you feed cottontail rabbits?

Provide the wild rabbits with grass and hay.
The recommended types of hay for wild rabbits are oat, and timothy. Alfalfa hay should only be given to older rabbits. Avoid giving adult rabbits alfalfa, as it is too high in protein, calcium, and sugar. Visit your local pet store or feed store to purchase the hay.

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Accordingly, what do cottontail rabbits like to eat?

Diet. Cottontail rabbits eat a wide variety of plant foods including grasses, sedges, sprouts, leaves, fruits, buds, and bark. Favorite food items often include white and crimson clover, Bahia grass, and green succulent vegetation like alfalfa, wheat, barley, ryegrass, and winter peas.

Likewise, what do you feed a wild baby bunny? When they start eating at about 2 weeks, they will eat alfalfa hay, carrots, and rabbit pellets. Don't feed them lettuce or cabbage. Baby wild rabbits are like domestic rabbits - they will not bite you and are safe to raise.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you befriend a wild rabbit?

If you have a common rabbit visitor in your garden or you find a wild rabbit on your property, you may want to catch him and tame him.

Part 1 Getting a Rabbit Used to You

  1. Helpful?
  2. Lie down with it.
  3. Avoid smelling like other animals.
  4. Leave a trail of food.
  5. Talk gently to it.
  6. Deal with a scared rabbit.

Is it OK to feed wild rabbits?

Normally, you shouldn't give any particular food to the wild rabbits. The best food items that you should provide the wild rabbits is hay. It is safe and also favorite to them. You may provide timothy hay, alfalfa hay, orchard grass or oat hays.

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