Orchardgrass is a type of tall, bunching grass that can be grown to feed rabbits. Orchardgrass is very similar to timothy hay and many other hays in nutritional content. They are safe for rabbits to eat but should not make up the bulk of their diet.
Orchardgrass can be found at most pet stores and should be stored in a cool, dry place. It is important to only give rabbits fresh orchard grass and not dried out or wilted grass as this can harm their digestive system.
So, can rabbits eat orchard grass?
Yes, but it should not make up the majority of their diet. Orchardgrass is a nutrient-rich food that helps keep rabbits healthy. It can be found at most pet stores and should be stored in a cool, dry place. Fresh orchardgrass is best but dried or wilted orchardgrass can be harmful to rabbits. Always consult with a veterinarian if you are unsure about what is safe for your rabbit to eat.
What other foods should rabbits not eat?
There are several vegetables that rabbits should avoid when they are being fed in addition to hay and pellets, including carrots, corn, beans, peas, and potatoes. These vegetables can be harmful to rabbits if they are given in excess for several reasons. These vegetables contain sugar, which is not good for their teeth or digestive system.
Carrots are high in calcium, which can form stones in their gallbladder or kidneys. Potatoes contain a glycoalkaloid toxin that is poisonous to rabbits, like tomato plants. Corn is difficult for rabbits to digest and can cause bloating or GI stasis.
If you are looking for more information on the best foods to feed your rabbit, check out our article on what rabbits eat.