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Rabbit Awareness Week 2017
21 June 2017
This week, 17-25 June 2017, sees the annual return of Rabbit Awareness Week, which highlights the importance of looking after our rabbits properly. The theme for this year is Hop to Hay. In 2016 the PDSA Animal Wellbeing report highlighted that only 30% of owners provide their rabbits with constant access to hay for eating.
Good quality feeding hay plays a very important role in a rabbit’s diet. Did you know that 85-90% of a rabbit’s diet should include feeding hay and fresh grass every day?
Feeding hay and grass provides;
- high fibre to promote digestive health
- stimulation for good chewing action, essential for good dental health
- foraging to encourage bunnies mental stimulation
It is vital to ensure that bedding hay is used for comfort and sleeping and good quality feeding hay and grass is provided to make up 85 to 90% of your rabbits diet.
Please join in with Rabbit Awareness Week and help spread the word… Hop to Hay!
For further information, please visit Rabbit Awareness Week.