Chemical composition of some plants used as feed for rabbits in Bauchi metropolis
Keywords:Chemical composition, plants, dry season, rabbits
The study examined the nutrient composition of twelve plants species used as feed in Bauchi metropolis. They were collected during the month of April which is considered the peak of the dry season. The plants were divided into four groups: Trees, grasses, leguminous herbs, and non-leguminous herbs. The result showed that the crude protein content ranged from 13.61% for the leguminous herbs to 17.9% for the non-leguminous herbs. The result also showed that the plants have light nitrogen free extract and mineral requirement of rabbits with little supplementation especially during the dry season when there is acute shortage of feeds.