The saying food maketh the man also holds true to rabbits. So its essential that your choice of Rabbit food is the best option possible for your furry friends. Hay is the most vital element of a rabbits diet. In the wild rabbits would be munching away all day long on grass. And hay is simply dried grass, so is the best food that you can give them. Depending on the nutritional needs of your rabbit, he or she might need either grass hay or legume hay. Legume hay is higher in protein and calories, and in general is only fed to rabbits that are in need of increased energy. This might include pregnant or nursing rabbits, growing baby rabbits and elderly rabbits that have an issue with keeping weigh on. Otherwise, most rabbits do very well with grass hay. You should think of hay as the staple item of rabbit food. Because of this its essential that its of a high quality. It should smell sweet and there should be no dust or mold present. Poor quality hay is false economy. Not only does it not provide your bunnies with the necessary nutrients, but theyll probably refuse to eat it as well.