Best Treats for Rabbits

Are you considering getting a rabbit as a pet? These adorable little cuties make wonderful animal companions. Like most animals, rabbits love to eat, and you may be tempted to indulge your pet in some extra tidbits. Treats are a great way to give your bunny some variety, and also to brighten up her day, but you do have to be careful what you feed your pet rabbit, as there are many foods bunnies can’t digest properly. In this article from your local veterinarian Walnut, you’ll read about some great options for rabbit treats.

Veggies

While rabbits love veggies, not all vegetables will be safe for your pet bunny. Some good options include artichoke leaves, peas, peppers, pumpkin, romaine lettuce, spring greens, asparagus, baby sweet corn, cauliflower, celery leaves, squash, and watercress. You can also give your rabbit limited amounts of spinach, carrots, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, beetroot, and broccoli.

Fruits

Your pet can enjoy apricots, bananas, blackberries, grapes, kiwi, mango, melon, peaches, pears, plums, pineapples, raspberries, and strawberries. You can give your rabbit tomatoes, but be sure not to give your pet tomato leaves, as they are toxic to bunnies. Small bits of apple are also suitable, but be sure never to give your bunny the pip, as this part is poisonous to rabbits. Dried pineapple is also acceptable.

Herbs and Plants

There are many herbs a pet rabbit can enjoy. Coriander, dill, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, and thyme are all safe for bunnies. Your pet can also have tiny bits of parsley on occasion. Your pet may also enjoy some plants, such as dandelion and clover. Never let your pet eat unknown plants, as many plants are poisonous to bunnies, and be careful not to let your bunny eat anything that has been treated with toxic chemicals, such as pesticides. You can also grow your own organic herbs in little windowsill pots, and let your rabbit eat the plant right from the pot as a special treat.

Foods to Avoid

Rhubarb leaves, potato leaves, and tomato leaves are a few things which are toxic to rabbits, but there are many more. Rabbits love sweets, but too much sugar can make your pet sick. Avoid feeding your bunny chocolate, candy bars, or gummy treats, and anything fried or processed.

Remember to thoroughly wash any fruits, veggies, herbs, or plants before giving them to your bunny, and always check to be sure a specific food is safe for rabbits to eat before feeding it to your pet.

As your local vet Walnut, we are here to help with all of your pet care needs. Please contact us any time we can be of assistance.

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