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If your rabbit is acting abnormally and you have concerns please take them to a vet immediately.
Rabbit treats found in supermarkets are usually pretty unhealthy and contain ingredients that can cause your rabbit to get sick, for example yogurt drops. Many other treats you find in a shop that may be healthier likely still contain high traces of sugar, corn or seeds, all of which should be avoided.
However, the ultimate solution for this is to simply remove any trace of unhealthy treat and make your own rabbit treats! Not only is this cheaper and healthier but you can make exactly what your rabbit loves!
When making your homemade rabbit treats, you want to use fresh or dried fruits and vegetables with a combination of their favorite type of hay. Our recommendation is Timothy Hay as it “Fuzzy Parts” which most rabbits love (These are in-fact seed heads).
Note: Do NOT give your rabbit Iceberg Lettuce or Light coloured lead Lettuce. Also chop your vegetables into chunks but not small enough for your rabbit to choke. Chopping or dicing them into cubes is perfect.
Before we go into the videos and text guides on types of treats you can make for your bunny, we should take the following considerations:
These fantastic treats aren’t as simple as just putting banana slices through a skewer and calling it a day. This recipe will go through mixing hay with banana slices & pellets. If your rabbit commonly gets GI Stasis, this is a great option to add some gut stimulant to.
Time to create: 5 – 10 minutes
This is completely optional, but you can mush up the banana if your rabbit has difficulty with chewing. Alternatively, simply keep them as sliced. Once the banana slices are around half an inch in thickness, simply take a long strand of hay and poke it through (Holding the tip will make it easier to go through), the thicker the hay the easier it is to go through.
You can put as much hay as you want, however, adding too much hay can make the banana extremely weak and may fall apart. Whilst this may be a bit messy, it can go down a treat for any bun and is easy to control portion size.
This has a multitude of factors such as the type of fruit / veg and how big they are. However, even with healthier treats the quantity should be kept to a minimum to allow your rabbit to stick to their recommended dietary plan. As such, you should only keep your rabbits treat size at a maximum of 1 Tablespoon worth per day.