Yum: Enjoying National Salad Month at Best Friends

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Our photo feature is here to help provide a brief diversion from your workday routine with a small dose of squee, wow and awwww. Enjoy!

Crisp leafy greens and fresh vegetables — who can resist? Certainly not the animals at Best Friends, and since May happens to be National Salad Month, at the Sanctuary there are plenty of salad aficionados 365 days a year. Break out the romaine in celebration!

This leaf is delicious. Darn, I got a stem.

National Salad Month 2016, bunnies eating greens

 

OMG, I just LOVE salads!

National Salad Month 2016, Hogan the potbellied pig

 

Rabbits have a fairly delicate digestive system. To obtain necessary nutrients, they must be fed a varied diet.

Learn more about rabbit care

 

Let go, this piece is mine! No, you let go, it’s mine!

National Salad Month 2016, baby cottontail rabbits

 

You call that a salad? This is a salad!

National Salad Month 2016, Cupid the rabbit with romaine lettuce

 

This is a soup and salad.

National Salad Month 2016, Cedar the duck

 

This is so much more fun than dinner and a movie.

National Salad Month 2016, Jessica the rabbit with puzzle toy

 

Who needs greens? I get plenty of fiber from this delicious phone book.

National Salad Month 2016, African grey parrot chewing on a phone book

 

Even picky parrots enjoy their veggies when they eat chop.

What’s chop? Learn more.

 

Nothing better than having my minions hand-feed me.

National Salad Month 2016, volunteers feeding lettuce to a rabbit

 

Chill out dude — there’s plenty for both of us.

National Salad Month 2016, Canadian goslings eating lettuce

 

What’s up doc?

National Salad Month 2016, Wilson the rabbit reaching for a carrot

 

Here, grab an end. We’ll look just like Lady and the Tramp.

National Salad Month 2016, Wilson and Lola the rabbits eating cilantro

 

Silly kitty, don’t you know cats don’t like salads?

National Salad Month 2016, Kitty and Rupert the pig

 

Why would I eat a salad when I can have a milkshake?

National Salad Month 2016, baby cottontail rabbit being fed

 

He’ll never notice if I help myself to a little nibble.

National Salad Month 2016, Penelope the pig and a squirrel

 

Eat like you mean it!

National Salad Month 2016, foraging pig

 

The potbellied pigs at Best Friends receive fresh heads of romaine lettuce, along with vegetables and pellets at every meal.

Find out more about a proper pig diet and care

 

It’s green. That makes it a salad.

National Salad Month 2016, Colonel Potter and Major Houlihan the parrots

 

Enjoy these salad photos? What other photo feature topics would you like us to share? Please let us know below in the comments.

Photos by Best Friends staff