Pilgrims Veterinary Practice knows what rabbits want for Christmas

Christmas is a time for indulgence and that can go for your pet rabbit too!. They love a variety of foods but should always eat a natural, vegetarian diet that is high in fibre.

When feeding rabbit’s treats, it can be easy to overindulge them, so make sure you’re just giving them something small that’s in moderation with their normal diet.

You may feel tempted to give your rabbit some of your own Christmas treats but this can be dangerous.

What can I feed my rabbit as a treat?

Rabbits love to eat fruit. This is a healthy option for a treat but should be fed in moderation. However, 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:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Apples (no seeds)

Due to the nature of their digestive system your rabbit’s diet should consist of 80% hay/grass, 10% veggies, 5% pellets and 5% healthy treats.

What to avoid when treating your rabbit

There are certain foods that should never be fed to your rabbit at any given time and these include:

  • Chocolate (poisonous)
  • Cookies
  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Yoghurt drops
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Most human treats

And remember, you can always contact us if you have any queries about your rabbit’s nutrition.

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