Is Your Pet Rabbit Too Plump?

Is Your Pet Rabbit Too Plump

Knowing how much food your pet rabbit should be getting each day is very important to prevent obesity.

Rabbits have a sweet tooth, and they can easily become overweight if they are given sweets and treats anytime you want to. Obesity is now the second most common nutritional health problem in rabbits; the first one being tooth problems. Pets rabbits also tend to have sedentary lives, spending a lot of time inside their enclosures, thus they are unable to engage in activities that burn off calories.

Overweight bunnies are prone to various health issues including a weak heart, digestive problems, urinary tract problems, and even an unhealthy-looking fur.

Obese rabbits also have lesser flexibility, so they are unable to reach their behind to eat cecotrophs (night feces) which are rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and protein.

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