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Bayswater Veterinary Clinic knows what rabbits want for Christmas

November 7, 2017

Christmas is a time for indulgence and that can go for your pet rabbit too – especially as they are renowned for having a sweet tooth.

But that doesn’t mean they can hoover up anything – they love a variety of foods but should always eat a natural, vegetarian diet that is high in fibre.

When feeding rabbits 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. If you have any questions we’re here to advise you – just contact us for more information.

You may feel tempted to give your rabbit some of your own Christmas treats but our vet, Michael, warns you should never do that as they may be dangerous. Chocolate in particular is bad for bunnies.

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Instead, why not take a look at this list from Bayswater Vets and create a festive feast for your pet that’s healthy too?

What can I feed my rabbit as a treat?

Because of their sweet tooth, rabbits just love to eat fruit, so this is a great option for a treat. 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)

What to avoid when treating your rabbit

Do not feed your rabbit foods that are high in carbohydrates, like breads, crackers, pasta, pretzels, crisps or cereals.

With so much delicious fresh fruit now available all year round, you can make your rabbit feel like Easter’s come early this Christmas. And remember, you can always contact us if you have any queries about your rabbit’s nutrition.

Contact us with your rabbit treat queries

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