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Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby AzureWolf » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:25 pm

Looking for ideas for "reward" treats for a small bunny. Any ideas?
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby Juska » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:28 pm

Yogies or other yogurt drops for bunnies? My rats loved yogurt drops.
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby BlueBaby1023 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:09 pm

Juska wrote:Yogies or other yogurt drops for bunnies? My rats loved yogurt drops.


No, dairy is very bad for rabbits and other small herbivores! :icon-frown: Rats can digest dairy, herbivores can't. Even yogies aren't particularly good for rats in large quantities.

The only treats should be fruits and veggies. Diet should be primarily grass hay (like orchard/timothy/blue grass) at around 90% of the diet, another 5% should be pellets that are made strictly from grass hay (not alfalfa, it causes stones), and another 5% should be fresh veggies. The occasional slice of apple, banana, etc. is good as a treat, but nothing from pet stores unless it's a willow ball or similar wood toy/treat. Anything with seeds, dairy, alfalfa, or honey is hard on their system and can cause GI stasis even in small quantities and should never be given.
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby AzureWolf » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:13 pm

I picked up some organic dried fruits. She seems to like these. I've been breaking them to small bits and using as training rewards. She is learning if I tap my finger on the floor to come. :)
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby BlueBaby1023 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:47 pm

Dried fruits aren't good for them either, unfortunately. Even organic ones contain too much added sugar for herbivores to handle. I would discontinue giving them. Small pieces of banana work well as a training aid. :)
4 Fancy Rats
2 American Guinea Pigs
1 Holland Lop Rabbit
1 Rex Rabbit
2 Ferrets
1 Lutino Cockatiel
5 Mixed Breed Cats
1 PitxLab
1 Great Pyr
1 Greyhound
2 Great PyrxAnatolian Shepherds
2 Red Foxes
5 Goats
~100 chickens, ducks, and turkeys
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby AzureWolf » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:29 am

Banana chips are what I'm using at the moment. They seemed to be the best add far as health wise that I've read about
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby BlueBaby1023 » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:36 am

For dried fruits, freeze dried is best, but really it isn't ideal. It concentrates the sugar content and can cause overgrowth of starch loving bacteria and kill off the cellulose loving bacteria, which can in turn cause diarrhea, GI stasis, and death. Fresh fruit should be fed 1-2x per week, and dried fruit is more concentrated. I would say it's likely not safe for your small bunny to consume more than 3-4 chips per week.

For more info: www.rabbithaven.org/diet/

"Be very careful with sugars! These can include everything from yogurt drops to sweetened papaya tablets. Excessive sugar is converted to fat, or will pass into the cecum where the bacteria will use it for energy and then rapidly overgrow, possibly leading to bacterial imbalance and GI stasis. The same can occur after feeding too much fruit.

Avoid feeding your rabbit simple sugars and never feed sugar substitutes. Instead stick with nutritious treats such as vegetables and herbs; save the sweets for an occasional slice of apple or banana, a plain mini-shredded wheat or a raisin."
4 Fancy Rats
2 American Guinea Pigs
1 Holland Lop Rabbit
1 Rex Rabbit
2 Ferrets
1 Lutino Cockatiel
5 Mixed Breed Cats
1 PitxLab
1 Great Pyr
1 Greyhound
2 Great PyrxAnatolian Shepherds
2 Red Foxes
5 Goats
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby Juska » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:42 pm

The Yogies I was thinking of were for guinea pigs, not rabbits. Sorry.
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Re: Any idea for bunny treats?

Postby BlueBaby1023 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:26 am

Juska wrote:The Yogies I was thinking of were for guinea pigs, not rabbits. Sorry.


Yogies aren't good for guinea pigs, they are also herbivores and have the same basic diet as rabbits. They're sold for them, but are terrible for their health. :icon-frown:
4 Fancy Rats
2 American Guinea Pigs
1 Holland Lop Rabbit
1 Rex Rabbit
2 Ferrets
1 Lutino Cockatiel
5 Mixed Breed Cats
1 PitxLab
1 Great Pyr
1 Greyhound
2 Great PyrxAnatolian Shepherds
2 Red Foxes
5 Goats
~100 chickens, ducks, and turkeys

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