Alfalfa is a legume hay that’s rich in minerals and vitamins and is very good for our health. We all know that bunnies like hay, right? So can rabbits eat alfalfa hay?
Yes, rabbits can eat alfalfa hay and they will enjoy it. However, there is an area of caution because alfalfa is a legume hay, not a grass hay. So you cannot feed it in quantities like you would with Timothy Hay and it certainly isn’t a staple of their diet. It’s just too rich in minerals to give in large quantities and will cause stomach upsets.
You should be providing your rabbits with plenty of good quality Timothy hay. This is high in fiber and other nutritional content that’s important to a smooth and health digestive system. They also need rabbit pellets and fresh water, and the treats and leafy greens can be given as a treat.
Alfalfa is better for younger rabbits as they need the extra vitamins and nutrition. People typically stop giving it to their pets when they are adults. Always be very careful what you feed your rabbits and how much. Ensuring you have a happy and healthy pet comes before giving them treats to spoil them.