Safe Treats For Your Rabbit Friends

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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
  • Dandelions

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!

What do you feed your rabbit’s as a treat or snack?

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  2. Lucie August 28, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Our bunny loves to munch on mint for a treat. 🙂

  3. Ruth Epstein September 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I do not have a bunny although would love to but this article is really interesting as I love to learn what other pets can and cannot have, thank you for sharing

  4. Shelby @ For The Love of Paws September 30, 2017 at 2:21 am - Reply

    I just got my first rabbit!! So this is great advice. Such a cute blog. 🙂

  5. Sherri September 30, 2017 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I had a rabbit a few years ago. Sadly she died suddenly and strangely. She would not eat hay however mostly pellets and lettuce and carrots which she demanded daily. I took her from someone who wasn’t caring for her and never gave her hay at all.

  6. Lori Hilliard September 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    There is actually quite a variety of foods in the list you provided. I had imagined that a rabbit’s diet would be awfully limited, but you suggested several safe foods I would not have thought about. Thanks!

  7. Kamira Gayle September 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    I never had a bunny. I had a friend with a bunny when I was a kid and I remember they always fed him pellets and lettuce. I had no idea a large portion of their diet was hay. Who knew? Not me. Thanks for sharing this enlightening post.

  8. Tenacious Little Terrier October 1, 2017 at 2:33 am - Reply

    No rabbit pets but I see them at the humane society. They’re usually munching on leafy greens and such for a snack.

  9. Heather Wallace October 1, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    I love reading your blog! I used to have a rabbit, but it’s been about 20 years. It’s nice to remember him through you. And wonderful information on food safety for rabbits.

  10. Tonya October 1, 2017 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    Great post. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a rabbit. The treats suggested look very healthy and nutritious. Thanks for sharing..

  11. Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew October 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    When I tended the rabbits at my local rescue they were meant to have only a small portion of greenery or their pop became very runny. It was something we were always conscious of – a balanced diet.

  12. Paroma Chakravarty October 2, 2017 at 3:16 am - Reply

    I never knew that Dandelions were treats for rabbits. Here they grow in the wild grass amply! Thanks for this information filled post!

  13. Irene McHughq October 2, 2017 at 4:19 am - Reply

    While I don’t have a rabbit, and the tinier furry friends I had were from my childhood, I’m loving your blog and reading all these tips about caring for smaller pets. For instance, I didn’t know that rabbits could eat dandelions, or that they ate so much hay!

  14. Beth October 2, 2017 at 4:44 am - Reply

    We give our rabbit some fresh veggies along with her hay and pellets, but it looks like we need to cut down on the amount of pellets we feed her. She is almost 11 and seems very healthy.

  15. Sweet Purrfections October 2, 2017 at 5:42 am - Reply

    I know all of us who have fur children struggle with the appropriate balance of treats and nutritious food. Interesting information about rabbits.

  16. Stephanie Seger October 2, 2017 at 6:34 am - Reply

    This is very informative for all rabbit owners. My daughter has two gerbils and when we go shopping for food for them I am always tempted to pick up lots of treats. I think it is the guilt of them being stuck in a little cage. You are right though. We should resist that temptation and stick to the pyramid to ensure the health and wellness of our furry friends.

  17. The Daily Pip October 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Our bunny, Lulu, really just likes her greens. She doesn’t like pellets. Her favorites are basil and cilantro.

  18. Sadie October 2, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I love that there are treats for rabbits – I mean, why not? It makes sense that they shouldn’t be given treats all the time. I do find it interesting that they shouldn’t have dairy.

  19. Talent Hounds October 2, 2017 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    I had bunnies growing up and when my kids were young. We gave them fresh veggie treats. We now post about lots of different pets including rabbits on Kids Pet Club so this is great info to be aware of.

  20. Spencer the Goldendoodle October 2, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Wonderful post, I didn’t know there are treats for rabbits. That is awesome! 🙂

  21. Cathy Armato October 2, 2017 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    This is such an informative post, I’m definitely sharing it. I always gave my rabbits carrots as a treat, fresh carrots with the tops still on. They loved it so much! It’s important to learn what foods small animals like rabbits should stay away from
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  22. Robin October 3, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Back when I had rabbits, they loved dandelions! It was really cute how their faces would light up when they got a few of those. We used them as treats a lot since they were easy to find and free.

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