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Rabbit treats should only cover 5% of your rabbit’s diet. A rabbit’s proper diet is indicated in the pyramid triangle below.
We all love to spoil our rabbits so giving the wrong treat can cause stomache and digestive problems in the future. Knowing what is healthy to give your rabbit is an important part of proper pet ownership.
NOTE: If you decide to give your rabbit(s) any treats containing the below please only do so once a week or seldomley.
Treats that shouldn’t be offered to your rabbit:
- Yogurt drops
- Treats with potato’s or other ingredients rabbits shouldn’t have
- Anything containing a high amount of sugar (limited feeding)
- Any type of treat that contains dairy
Yogurt drops also contain a large amount of sugar which (like in humans) can be bad for a rabbit in large amounts.
Rabbits don’t have the right bacteria to digest snacks with high sugar or dairy products.
Treats you can offer your rabbit:
- Natural treats
- Dried pinapple, banana, apples but in small amounts due to high sugar
- Leaves mixed with some fresh grass
- Anything natural that a rabbit would find in the wild
Snacks can be offered to your rabbit once a day, or when training.
You need to check labels if you buy your rabbits snacks to make sure they contain no added sugar or artificial flavours and colourings.
Your rabbit’s will benefit greatly from a natural and healthy diet.
Don’t forget to head on over to our post on appropriate veggies and fruits for that bunny of yours!