As a great believer in a natural diet I follow the Hay and Greens diet (book can be purchased from The Fur and Feather Magazine). For baby rabbits I provide as much Fresh Hay daily as the rabbit will consume (approximately the size of the rabbits body) and a small amount of Burgess Excel Junior & Dwarf. For adults and older babies I also provide small amounts of fresh greens such as Spring greens, Curly Kale, Grass and Dandelions. I have found that Bloat can be caused by feeding baby bunnies too many pellets all at once especially in changeable weather. So I feed babies Hay first thing in the morning and divide the Excel pellets into two feeds at about 10am & 5pm. I recommend that this feeding regime should be carried on when the babies leave me for their new homes. For adults, I put Hay in the hutch in the morning and then a few pellets later on in the day.
Here at Elite I use two different types of Hay, Timothy & Meadow Hay.
Hay and grass are a very important part of a rabbits diet. Not only is it what would make up the majority of their diet in the wild, it prevents boredom and aids dental & digestive health.