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Hello and welcome. Thank you for requesting me. I always love to hear from someone who provides wildlife habitat. Normally, in the winter, cottontails live on bark, twigs, and fallen leaves. I have seen them under my bird feeders, eating what the birds spill. What they will eat depends on what natural foods are available and how hungry they become during the cold months. The very best thing you could put out for them would be good quality hay. If you don't have anywhere to get a whole bale, you can buy packages in the rabbit department of pet stores. Another thing you can buy there that would be good for them is rabbit pellets - not the gourmet mixes, but plain pellets. Hay and pellets are nutritious, basic foods. If you'd like to give them an occasional treat, apples and carrots are good. If you have more questions, let me know in a REPLY. I hope these suggestions help. Anna
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