Confused, as i saw a rabbit food pyramid and now i think i'm feeding my rabbit the wrong foods!

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    So , recently i saw a rabbit food pyramid which said to only feed fruit and treats twice a week , but i've fed them daily for ages , and now i'm worried that i've been feeding her too many !
    I feed hay and water in the morning ( around 8.10am) and then some kale , lettuce and a slice of cucumber at around 9.00 am .
    Then at 12.00 i feed her broccoli if i had bought broccoli that week ( so it's not every week ) , and maybe a little piece of fruit , like banana or a bit of a strawberry , she loves strawberries!
    Then i feed her more hay at 4.00 pm and some pellets ( 1/4 cup ) and i refill her water And give her some more veggies .
    My last feed is it 7.00 - 9.00 pm , and i just give her carrot , red pepper and maybe some parsley .
    I don't know if i'm overfeeding , underfeeding or what!
     
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    Fruit and treats should be limited to 1-2 tablespoons daily. That would be equal to a 1-inch slice of banana, 1 strawberry, or one baby carrot. Be careful with how much broccoli you feed as this is a very gassy veggie and should be limited also. But other than that it sounds like you are doing a great job!
     
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    I feed a super thin slice of banana , and less than one baby carrot a day .
    Broccoli is once a week or so .
    Is her weight healthy??
    She weighed 3 pound in august , and she was a little underweight , now she's 4 pound i believe Guinea pig 153.jpg .
    Is that a healthy weight???
    Here's a picture of her
     
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    Oh , and i also feed her , these " carrot nibble's" that she LOVES , i hide them round her cage , for her to find!
     
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    Not 100% sure , as i got her from a pet shop 4 years ago..
    But someone on here said she might be a mix , and her colour is harlequin .
     
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    Are these carrot nibbles store-bought? If so what is in the ingredient list?
     
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    4 lbs looks fine for her size.
     
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    Yep , i'll have to have a look , i'd send a picture but i don't have a pack at the moment
     
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    Here's what it says:
    Composition: Corn, alfalfa (5%), carrots (5%), iron oxide.

    Technological Additives: None stated; Sensory Additives: None stated; Nutritional Additives: None stated.

    Analytical Constituents: Not stated.

    Feeding Guide: Rabbits and Guinea Pigs up to 10g per day. All other pets 5g per day.
     
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    They are called
    Naturals Carrotys Small Animal Treat
     
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    I was trying to find them but I guess that when you're in America it doesn't load UK sites lol. It looks fine other than the corn but I would say she can have quite a few of those, they seem pretty healthy.
     
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    Okay!
    Thanks.
     
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    Corn is not supposed to be fed to rabbits, so I find it strange that that would be the main ingredient (first listed). I would be cautious on that. No need to feed that when there are so many known safe options.
     
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    Anything that has corn as an ingredient is a no no.
    I do pellets and romaine in the morning. A piece of Apple at noon with either kale or parsley. (Vitamin A) in the afternoon she has romaine or brussel sprouts. Hay is always available. I change it up for the vitamin A, sometimes do parsley etc. Carrots only once a week as well as banana.
    I googled a list of things and printed it out. It's handy to look at. So you can do a variety
     
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    I have a GIANT weekly list , i put "salad " as in different salads every day .
    But i always buy them kale , lettuce , cucumber , pepper .
    I'd love to try brussel sprouts with her!
     
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    My male doesn't like brussel sprouts but my girl does...They both have different tastes , she likes more than he does. It's funny.
     
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    Do you have any ideas for other treats????
    But they have never made her sick .
     
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    Do you know any other treats i can feed??
     

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