Monday, October 25, 2010

Is Walter Over Peppers?

I can’t believe it could be true, but I think Walter is tired of green peppers.  When I first started introducing vegetables into Walter’s diet, I had a couple successes and a few failed foods.  Basil, mint, green peppers, Brussels sprouts, and alfalfa sprouts are consistently incorporated into the rabbit’s meals.  Cilantro and arugula? Not so much.

Because basil and mint can quickly go bad, depending on where I’ve purchased it from, and because it can be hard to find alfalfa sprouts at the grocery store, the standard offerings are Brussels sprouts and green peppers.  I was glad of it, too.  Brussels require no extra preparation, aside from washing.  Green peppers can easily be pre-washed and pre-sliced so that it’s a quick and easy dinnertime option. The selection never seemed to be a problem; the bunny never minded these staple meal ingredients.

Until this past week, that is.  Three evenings in a row, I offered Walter a hearty chunk of green pepper as part of his dinner.  And three evenings in a row, Walter has given the pepper a half-hearted sniff and hopped away from it.  It befuddles me, because less than a week ago, Walter was carrying a piece of pepper with him everywhere he went!

I suppose that, like humans, rabbits get bored of the same food all the time.  I can’t say that I blame him.  So, it looks like it’s time to start changing up his meals.  What are your rabbit’s favorite vegetables?  What’s your veggie rotation?


  1. My bunnies LOVE sliced apples. Mamma Bunny will beg at treat time for her apples! I do have one bun that doesn't care much for fresh vegies, but prefers hay, and LOTS of it! Surprisingly, nobunny here cares for carrots. Dandelions are also a favorite, and they're free! Did you know that you can have a "Bunny Garden" on a window shelf? Mint, parsley, and basil grow well indoors!

  2. Thanks for the tip! I had been thinking about a "bunny garden," but have a sneaky feeling that Walter will gobble up all the garden offerings too fast to make it worth it!

  3. Hi! I love your blog! I have 5 rabbits myself :) Walter, Tucker, Thumper, Moose, & Rex. They are all picky eaters! One veggie that they love is italian parsley (not curly parsley). They also love strawberries, apples, pears, & blackberries!

  4. Oh, another Walter Rabbit! How wonderful! I can't imagine trying to keep up with five bunnies - how do you do it?!