The facts are: there a numerous ways to feed rabbits. BUT what the house rabbit society people recommend is not healthy for rabbits.
Information from House Rabbit people
The amount of pellets fed should be based on the rabbit's body weight: 2-4 pounds, 1/8 cup daily; 5-7 pounds, 1/4 cup daily; 8-10 pounds, 1/2 cup daily; 10-15 pounds, 1/2 cup daily. OVERFEEDING OF PELLETS AND FEEDING OF POOR QUALITY PELLETS ARE SIGNIFICANT FACTORS IN RABBIT HEALTH PROBLEMS.
1. overfeeding of pellets causes problems for rabbits.
2. poor quality pellets are a reality.
3. pellets aren't a necessity for a WELL BALANCED diet.
Points of disagreement
1. timothy does not NOT provide enough protein for a rabbit. You NEED to feed alfalfa hay.
2. you need more than a wide assortment of veggies. you need a wide assortment of a variety of greens.
3. herbivore does not mean vegetarian..it means HERBIVORE. that means rabbits eat tree branches, bark, a wide assortment of vegetation. it does NOT mean carrots, celery, and such like. Greens, greens and more greens.
4.no mention is made of the need for a salt and mineral wheel.
Points of Concern
The amount of pellets fed should be based on the rabbit's body weight: 2-4 pounds, 1/8 cup daily; 5-7 pounds, 1/4 cup daily; 8-10 pounds, 1/2 cup daily; 10-15 pounds, 1/2 cup daily.
if feeding a pellet based diet these amounts would lead to the starvation of a rabbit. FACT!
Correct amounts would be as follows based on a 16-17% protein diet.
2-4 lbs - 1/4-1/2 cup
4-7 lbs - 1/2 cup
7-9 lbs - 1/2-1 cup
10 lbs and up 3/4 cup to 1.5 cups
this based on feeding pellets ONCE per day.