Sunday, February 26, 2017

Can Rabbits Eat These?: Safe Vegetables And Fruits For Your Bunny

Can Rabbits Eat These?: Safe Vegetables And Fruits For Your Bunny

Good quality Hay is a Rabbit’s best friend, it is and should be their main source of food intake (including daily fill of pellets) after all, and it comes to no surprise that vegetables play a huge role in a Rabbit’s diet too! But there are certain vegetables that are no good for your bunnies. Special care and requirements can get a little tricky when planning out your Rabbit’s diet or introducing something new to your Rabbits.
Many of us might not have the luxury of specially heading to the market to grab greens for our bunnies, but the least any Rabbit owner could do is consider this list of commonly available vegetables and fruits the next time you are doing your grocery shopping J

So just what’s good?

Rabbit Friendly Vegetables

1. Asparagus

2. Broccoli — Inclusive of Leaves, and Purple Varieties

3. Pumpkin

4. Baby Corn — Not Full Size Ones

5. Brussel Sprouts

6. CabbageIntroduce In Very Small Amounts

7. CarrotsHigh In Sugar, Feed with moderation

8. Cauliflower — Including leaves

9. Rocket (Arugula)

10. Celery — Including leaves

11. Watercress

12. Cucumber

13. Green bean

14. Snow Peas — Flat Peas In Pods

15. Capsicum — Bell Peppers: Red, Green and Yellow

16. Spinach — Occasional

There you have it, a simple list of go to vegetables that are easily obtainable and available at markets and supermarkets. For an inexperienced owner, it is inevitable to deem all vegetables Rabbit friendly, well don’t be embarrassed about it! What is most important is you’re making the effort to do your research at least, now all you gotta do is stick to it! Well guess what, we not only have a list of vegetables you can easily find at stores, how ‘bout a list of fruits?!
Rabbit eating raspberry
We could stare at this all day. Just..too..adorable.
Before we dive head in on the list of fruits, it is absolutely important to know that fruits should not be in any way a main source of food for your Rabbits, due to their high sugar content. However, they can be given or used as occasional treat, preferably once or twice a week. Again, in very small amounts.

Rabbit Friendly Fruits

1. Strawberries

2. Raspberries

3. Apple

4. Melon (Honey Dew)

5. Blackberries

6. Pineapple

7. Blueberries

8. Peach

9. Papaya

10. Pear

11. Banana (high in sugar, feed in very small amounts)

We are not sure if there are any pets out there that do not like fruits. Seriously, even Cats with their inability to taste sweetness are known to be huge fans of melons! The sight of your pet(s) enjoying a treat is beyond satisfaction, after all, they are like family to us. But please exercise precaution and not get too overly excited, a limit you’ve set yourself to feed 1 small piece of fruit should stay at 1 small piece— try as hard as you can not to buy into their adorable demeanor!
Rabbit with cute eyes
All greens and fruits should be fed in moderation and strict monitoring, usually, a safe method would be to introduce these food items to your Rabbits in small amounts. Bear in mind that a sudden change of diet can cause tummy upsets, and certain vegetables like cabbage is known to produce too much gas. If your Rabbit has diarrhoea or a bad reaction to any food source it would be advisable to stop feeding them those vegetables and consult a Veterinarian immediately to seek advice for an alternative nutritional supplement necessary for your Rabbits!

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