10 Easy Treats Your Rabbit Will Love

Finding safe treats for your bun can be hard. The reasons can vary from wondering “what is safe” to “what’s something simple to offer?”.

There are a hundred and one lists out there thanks to Google, with sometimes conflicting information.

Google gave me over 4 million results from simply searching “best treats for rabbits”.  Over 4 million! That’s a lot of information. And rabbits really can’t eat that much in their lifetime. Honest.

10 Easy Treats Your Rabbit Will Love

Here’s a list of treats I give my rabbits…and they love them! Simple, not expensive and generally easy to find.

  1. Apples
  2. Carrots
  3. Kale
  4. Lettuce
  5. Dandelion
  6. Plantain
  7. Peppermint
  8. Parsley
  9. Lemon Balm
  10. Cedar Branches

The cool thing about some of these is that they have medicinal qualities…not only are they tasty, but they are also great for your rabbit’s health!

Let’s take a closer look at this list:

Dandelion – what most would say is a pesky weed, is actually a powerhouse of nutrients! Dandelion is amazing for gut problems, is a natural blood purifier and is anti-inflammatory. It is also good for the milk flow in lactating does and a great treat for does after they kindle.

Plantain – another weed, yes! Broadleaf Plantain is another great herb for the digestive system. It soothes mucous membranes and helps regulate the function of the intestines. Healing, anti-inflammatory and is a general tonic.

Peppermint – decreases milk flow in does during weaning. It is also great for mastitis, indigestion, gas, and colic. Do not give to lactating does if you don’t want their milk dried up. Also don’t feed too long, as it can irritate mucous membranes.

Parsley – Parsley is a mineral-rich herb. It is good for fertility and productivity for both bucks and does. Parsley is anti-inflammatory and can be used for urinary tract problems.

Lemon Balm –  is antibacterial and antiviral. It helps with bloating, gas, diarrhea,  and can reduce stress.

10 Easy Treats your rabbit will love

And those are the herbs on the list! Apples, carrots, kale, and lettuce all have medicinal benefits as well.

Kale is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Cedar branches are high in Vitamin C and are great all-natural chew sticks. Be creative!

What do you feed your rabbits? Do they have favourite treats? I would love to know!

Cheers,

Megan



10 Easy Treats Your Rabbit Will Love

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