Originally Posted by Blue eyes
Salt licks are not recommended for rabbits. They should get enough minerals in their pellets and some people actually consider salt licks harmful to rabbits.
And some insist that they are absolutly necessary. No smarter that way, the Internet is a fickle thing.
But in my experience, they absolutly ignore the stone salt blocks when they do not need them, they know what they are missing. Giving them a daily dose, regardless if they are short of salt or not isn't my idea if ideal, but right, when I feed some pellets they rarly lick the salt block, if ever. Since I only feed forage in summer they sometimes discover that salt isn't a bad idea.
Also, on rare occasions, they eat the plaster off the wall, for reasons unknown...
Lettuce is a pretty empty green, there aren't much nutrients in there, It's mostly water.
Their digestion evolved for grass, weeds, leafs, twigs..., so other greens is - depending on your local flora - as much different stuff that grows where it's not treated. And where no wild rabbits roam.
Grass, almost all kinds (good for teeth and digestion), yarrow, plantain, dandelion, and so on, there are good lists on the internet. The more diverse the mix is the better.
Carrot tops and such stuff are fine too, but I'm not much into buying greens for my rabbits, others sure know more.
Anyway, if you introduce something new to a rabbits diet do it slowly, over a week or so, no big amounts of new stuff.