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Calling All You Rabbit Owners Out There...

Ok we went to the grocery store today and I decided to buy some special treats for my bunnies. I bought some carrots, red apples, turnips, and a green bell pepper. I only bought a small quantity of carrots because I heard that it's sorta like candy for rabbits. My question is, can rabbits eat turnips? I read something about turnips, but I forgot. I'm searching online, but I wanted to see what others here had to say. I'm not giving them the turnips until I find out. Either way, with the stuff I did buy, they're eating fresh!

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Hmmm, not sure if they can or not? My rabbits always loved carrots and lettuce and alfalfa blocks.
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I've found several sites that say turnips are good for rabbits.

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Generally rabbits love crunchy vegetables like carrots and turnips and these will also help to keep your rabbits teeth in good condition.
http://www.omlet.co.uk/products_service ... ut=feeding

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Feeding rabbits

You can buy ready-mixed rabbit feed (pellets) made from grain, plants, minerals and vitamins. However this may be expensive or not available. Rabbits can be fed the following:

· Vegetables such as carrots, sugar beet, manger beet, parsnip, swede, turnip, potato and other root vegetables
· Green leaves
· Grains such as oats, wheat, barley and maize
· Dry bread
· The waste skins or tops of vegetables from the kitchen
· Dry sunflower heads (the rabbit will eat the seed)
· Young branches from trees such as acacia
· Bran mash (bran is produced from the milling of wheat or rice)
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Hmmm, not sure if they can or not? My rabbits always loved carrots and lettuce and alfalfa blocks.


Marie, thanks for that info! I found another site that said they can, too. I'm glad.

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Glad the turnip dispute was resolved, but wanted to say hi to the other bunny parents.
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