Gamba grass is used as forage in traditional rabbit feeding in different tropical countries such as Laos or Nigeria (Phimmasan et al. 2005; Ekwe et al., 2011). In a cafeteria test with 4 other green forages (Centosema pubescens, banana leaves, oil palm leaves and Calopogonium mucunoides) fresh leaves from 8-weeks early dry season regrowth of Andropogon gayanus, were accepted but were the less palatable of the different forages (Osakwe et al., 2007)
In a study on 3 sources of proteins, gamba hay was used with success as only additional source of fibre. Distributed in fixed quantity (75g/day and /head) daily gamba hay intake represented from 41 to 50% of the total daily intake during the growth period preceding reproduction (Aganga et al., 1991).
In a cafeteria test, gamba silage harvested at soft dough stage, fortified or not with different legumes forage so as to increase the protein content of the mixture (from 6.2 up to 8.1% DM), was slightly but significantly preferred without addition of any other forage; but unfortunately no result of performance is available in this study (Muhammad et al., 2009). From general point of view, silage utilisation in rabbit feeding could source of problems if the total daily utilisation in the farm (for rabbits and ruminants if any) is not large enough to maintain day after day the quality of the silo content after opening.