Best Treats for Rabbits

Do you share your home with a bunny? These sweet, playful animals make wonderful pets. They’re quite easy to care for, and are absolutely adorable to watch, especially when they are playing or jumping. Most rabbit owners enjoy indulging their bunnies with special food treats from time to time. In this article, your vet clinic Vista outlines some treats for bunnies.

Just like people, rabbits love snacks and treats, and those special tidbits can make your bunny quite happy. Like any other animal, rabbits have specific dietary needs. In order to remain healthy, they must eat only foods their tummies are able to handle. Your bunny’s regular diet should include plenty of hay as well as limited amounts of pellets. When it comes to treats, you can give your pet daily treats, but in small amounts. It’s very important that you do research before feeding your rabbits anything new.

Veggies

Rabbits love veggies! Some of the veggies that are safe to feed your bunny include red or green bell peppers, Bok Choy, lettuce, Brussel sprouts, celery, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini. Beet greens and collard greens are both excellent choices, as they contain lots of Vitamin A. Spinach is also fine in small amounts.

Fruits

Chances are, your rabbit will love fruity snacks. Pineapple chunks are a good option for rabbits, as they help bunnies with their digestion. Small bits of bananas or apples are also fine, as are oranges, grapes, honeydew melons, papaya, peaches, plums, and pears. Make sure to remove any seeds before giving your pet these treats. You’ll have to be careful not to overdo it, though, since fruits are of course quite sugary, and too much sugar is as bad for rabbits as it is for us.

Berries

Rabbits can eat a few blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries. Berries can also be very high in sugar, so feed only small amounts, and as a treat, not as part of your furball’s regular diet.

Herbs

Your bunny may also enjoy certain herbs, such as rosemary, basil, parsley, oregano, chamomile, thyme, and cilantro.

Shredded Wheat

You might be surprised to find that your bunny absolutely loves shredded wheat. Try giving your furry buddy one square at a time as a special treat.

When giving your bunny treats, always make sure to carefully wash all fruits, veggies and berries, and cut them into small pieces. Whenever possible, try to use organic foods, as these have been grown without the pesticides and herbicides which could harm your pet.

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