Hay with Nettles and Calendula
Calendula is antispasmodic, improves liver function and is antianemic. Nettle is a stimulant of the digestive system and liver protector. It also has a high iron content.
Basically the rabbit's diet should include:
- HAY , always available. Hay is grass that is harvested while still green and then dried. Being green, the nutritional contribution is greater than that of straw, which is a set of grasses harvested when they are already dry. The rabbit needs hay for its digestion. The most suitable hay is cereal hay , which can be combined with alfalfa hay. They actually like alfalfa better, but as the only food source it could favor the formation of stones due to its high calcium content. We must always place it on the grid enough so that the animal has food until the next day.
- CONSIDERATIONS WHEN BUYING HAY: Hay should smell fresh, never stale or stale, nor should it look grayish-black or powdery inside.
Forage is a fundamental part of the diet of rabbits, guinea pigs and small rodents. The contribution of herbs improves digestion and taste, so the animals accept it very willingly. All rodents have continuously growing teeth that need to be worn down to prevent them from damaging the palate, cheeks and lips. The indigestible fiber in hay is ideal for this, as continuous chewing acts like a file. In addition, rabbits especially need a good amount of fiber in the diet to maintain regular intestinal transit, prevent impactions and severe secondary infections of the digestive tract.