The best rabbit treats
As much as I love using fruit as a treat for my rabbit, I also love the convenience of pre-made treats. There is one that I believe is the best rabbit treat and thankfully it is not all that bad for rabbits. Mr. Bunny, out pet rabbit loves these things.
In addition to the veggie treats they have other flavors, but I cannot speak to them since I only use the veggie treats.
- Baked treats with cranberry
- Baked treats with apple and banana
- Baked treats with bell pepper
- Baked treats with carrots and dill
You can find all of these flavors on Amazon.
Why these are the best treats for rabbits
Oxbow cares about the product you are feeding your rabbit. There are many companies that will literally put toxic or at best highly unhealthy products in rabbit treats.
Never buy treats that are or contain the following:
- Yogurt drops
- Tropical Hoops
- ***Dried fruit
***Dried fruit is fine buy only very small amounts as it is very high in sugar.
Here is an example of something that should never be fed to your pet rabbit(s). These types of treats are made to be highly addictive to your rabbit. Think of them as the cigarettes of the bunny world. They do not cause problems in the near future but will eventually get your rabbit in the end.
Oxbow does an excellent job of balancing healthy with it still being a treat. The list of ingredients on the back of the Veggie Treats package are as follows.
- Barley flour
- Alfalfa meal
- Rolled oats
- Canola oil
- Dried carrots
- Dried potatoes
- Dried green peppers
- Dried red pepper
- Dried cabbage
- Dried celery
- Flax-seed meal
- Sunflower oil
- Garlic powder
- Yucca extract
- Rosemary extract
There is nothing in the list of ingredients that stands out to me as being toxic or terrible in small amounts. Remember that treats should only be about 5 percent of your rabbits’ diet.
Another thing I love about thee treats is that they are very convenient to have, and you can easily break them into half or smaller pieces. Make sure you keep them sealed well or in a small airtight container. I have noticed that is they are left open, thanks to my 10-year-old daughter Victoria, that Mr. Bunny does not like them as much. They will go stale and loos their strong scent.
This may be a little off topic but…. I have eaten one of these treats. Truth or dare with a 10 year old, you get the picture. I can tell you not to do this, they don’t taste all that good LOL.
Other options for treats
Fruit also makes a wonderful treat for rabbits. If you want more information about rabbits and fruit check out this post. Another option is dried fruits but be careful as the sugar content is three times the amount as in fresh fruit.
Suggested fruits for rabbits:
- Cherries (Warning: Make sure you remove the pit)
- Any type of berry
- Plums (Again remove the pit)
About the Author
My name is Vanessa and I love my buns. My current house rabbit is Mr. Bunny, he is a black and white Dutch that just turned 9 years old.
I believe that rabbits are a magnificent animal that make great pets for SOME people. My mission is to share what I have learned about rabbits over the past 20 years to improve the relationship between our pets and us. Please contact me or comment if you have any questions or comments.