Small animals with high requirements
We want to provide useful information and practical tips concerning healthy feeding, species-appropriate husbandry and combating widespread diseases of the domestic rabbit in order to give rabbit owners an opportunity to live a fulfilled life with their rabbits.
‘Wet fresh food is not tolerated and causes digestive problems’
It doesn’t make a difference whether a rabbit eats wet fresh food or whether it eats ‘dry’ fresh food drinking water with it: both water and fresh food arrive in the digestive system. Both are completely unproblematic as long as the rabbit is used to fresh food. Wild rabbits will feed on wet food on rainy days too without any problems.
Many breeders and pet rabbit owners feed wet fresh food without ever experiencing problems; this is supported by scientific feeding trials.But how did that rumour develop?
In one respect wet fresh food still has to be regarded more critically than dry fresh food: a food that is pressed in the warmth and stored in the sun and that is even wet, ferments especially fast and fermented food isn’t healthy for the rabbit. Hence, attention has to be paid to the storage of fresh food which should be fairly loose and airy, and not to leave wet fresh food out for too long .