What types of animals eat Rabbits?
Birds of Prey:
The larger raptors – hawks and eagles – often feed on rabbit so it makes sense to feed Layne Labs frozen rabbits to these birds of prey whether they are in a wildlife rehabilitation center, a zoo or an education center. The wild birds of prey will benefit from having a natural type of food as they recover from illness or injury. For those raptors not destined for return to the wild, adding feeder rabbits to the diet provides variety and, possibly some slightly different nutrients than are found in the frozen rats and mice more commonly fed.
Thousands of sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey are rescued every year and brought to local Wildlife Rehabilitation facilities to be cared for until they can return to the wild. If you find an injured, sick or orphaned raptor, or any other wild animal, please contact your nearest local wildlife rehabilitator. You can view our list of wildlife rehabilitators to find the one closest to you.
Frozen rabbits are a great choice for snakes that have outgrown smaller prey. Snakes and lizards can be picky eaters and sometimes a change in diet will help get them interested in eating again. Adding frozen rabbits on an occasional basis is one way to try to get your fussy reptiles back on track. Since they are different from the frozen mice or rats you normally feed, Layne Labs feeder rabbits may also provide your reptiles with slightly different nutrients, helping ensure a more balanced diet.
Many carnivores, like foxes and lynx, depend on rabbits for a large part of their diet in the wild. Being able to feed a readily recognized prey item to carnivores who are being cared for at a wildlife rehabilitation centers is often helpful, particularly for older wild carnivores who are recovering from illness or injury, who will quickly recognize rabbits as prey. Feeding frozen rabbits in addition to feeder rats or mice, adds variety and may contribute to a more balanced diet for these animals.