Fruits, and especially veggies, are very important to feed your bunny. They provide tons of different vitamins and nutrients, and bunnies absolutely love them!
However, there are some vegetables & fruits that should definitely be avoided. Some may even make your rabbit seriously ill, and if fed in high amounts, kill them. We all want whats best for our furry friends, so read below what vegetables and fruits are safe for bunnies, and what ones aren't! If you are interested in learning more about a bunny's diet, visit our Bunny Care Info page OR our Bunny Checklist page (to find out our favorite brands/types of food and other products)!
Leafy veggies - feed your rabbit mostly these
Green / Red leaf Lettuce
Dandelion Greens & Dandelion Flowers (make sure they are unsprayed)!
Leafy veggies (these listed veggies are high in oxalic acid, and should be fed much more sparingly)
Sprouts (they LOVE these - harvest 1-6 days after sprouting)
Non-Leafy veggies - feed small amounts of these
Broccoli (very small amounts - causes gas, and rabbits cannot pass gas)
Cabbage (same as broccoli, small amounts)
Chinese Pea Pods (the flat type, without large beans)
Fruits (feed in very small amounts as a treat only - about 1 teaspoon per day per 2 lbs of body weight)
Apple (no seeds/stem)
Plum (no pit)
Papaya (great for digestion)
Banana (no peel, about one 1/4 slice per day for a 4-5 lb rabbit)
Melon (cantaloupe, watermelon)
Pumpkin (if canned, make sure it is 100% PURE pumpkin)
* NOT SAFE PRODUCE / OTHER FOODS *
Fruit pits / seeds
Yogurt Drops (even if labeled for rabbits)
Pellets with colorful treats/nuts/seeds mixed in
Iceburg lettuce (no nutritional value, can cause bloat / diarrhea)
Any sugary / processed foods
Thank you for reading, and we hope you learned something today! Comment below your bunny(s) favorite veggies! ↴
First off, and this is VERY important: a rabbit's (or any animal's, for that matter) personality very much depends on how they are raised. You may hear the old wives tale that when you touch a newborn rabbit, the mother will eat their young. This may be true with wild rabbits, but domestic ones will not do this. So, socialization at an early age is the key to a friendly, loving pet rabbit.
My name is Zoe, I am the owner of Whisper Lops Rabbitry. Here on this bunny blog you will find tips, tricks, fun facts, recipes, and more bunny-related things!