With their taste for something a bit sweet, rabbits are easy to treat – but, just as with other pets, there are some dos and don’ts you need to bear in mind before loading up their food bowl.
When feeding rabbits treats, it can be easy to overindulge them, so make sure the variety of foods are always part a natural, vegetarian diet that is high in fibre, in moderation and a good fit with their normal diet. If you have any questions we’re here to advise you – just contact us for more information.
Don’t feel tempted to share any of your own sweet treats with your rabbit – chocolate in particular is poisonous to bunnies as our vet, Simon,warns.
When treating your rabbit you must also steer clear of foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as breads, crackers, pasta, pretzels, crisps or cereals, as these will quite quickly lead to weight gain.
What can I feed my rabbit as a treat?
To help you make the right decisions about treating you rabbit, Cat & Rabbit Clinic's team has created this list of healthy goodies your pet will love – and love you for providing.
Because of their sweet tooth, rabbits love fruit, so this is a great option for a healthy treat. It’s always best to choose fresh fruit, as the dried versions tend to have higher sugar content. Here are some fruits that rabbits enjoy:
- Apples (no seeds)
All types of fresh fruit are now available all year round, so you can mix up your rabbit’s diet to keep it varied and delicious. And remember, you can always contact us if you have any queries about your rabbit’s nutrition.