Why Choose Pellets Many people choose a rabbit mix for their pets as they are drawn to the bright colours and think it will make a more interesting diet for their pet, however a mix has several drawbacks that pellets do not. The most important one is that a pelleted food combines all the required nutrion into small parcels, each pellet contains all the vital diet requirements... however in a mix each component offers a different piece of that diet, it allows a rabbit to pick and choose which parts of the mix they are going to eat (for example many leave the pellets and oats which are vital to keep a good weight on the animal.), by feeding pellets it removes the ability of a rabbit to selective feed, its easier to ensure they get everything they need in their diet and it reduces wastage, pellet foods are usually of a higher quality and help keep your pet in better condition. For these reasons i will never reccomend feeding a mixed food, pellets are the best option for you and your pet.
PLEASE REMEMBER that pellets make up only a very small amount of your rabbits diet, check out our basic feeding page for more info.
Ok so you've chosen to feed pellets, that's all well and good, but with so many brands on the market which to choose... here i've listed the most popular varieties to help you decide. Any of the below pellets are a suitable diet for your pets, however some brands suit certain rabbits better.
Allen and Page Breeder Grower - this is my own personal choice for my rabbits, it offers a well balanced diet, is excellent for keeping rabbits in tip top condition and great for youngsters (despite the name it is also suitable for feeding to adult animals, although if you're rabbits are neutered i would sugest switching to the 'natural' pellets by the same manufacturer to prevent your pet becoming overweight), the drawback to this brand is that it only comes in 20Kg sacks, i hope to be able to offer this variety in smaller amounts in the near future so people who purchase a rabbit from me can continue with this feed if they wish.
Breeder & Grower - Fibre 18% | Protein 15% | Oil 3%
Natural - Fibre 23% | Protein 12% | Oil 3.25%
Science Selective - an excellent quality feed especially for smaller breeds, however i have had some problems with my fur rabbits who lost weight and condition on this feed.
Fibre 19% | Protein 14% | Oil 4%
Burgess Excel - is a quality feed that has a good make up, it can lead to soft poos, so keep an eye on your bun, its a good feed for putting weight on.
Fibre 16% | Protein 12% | Oil 4%