Who doesn’t love bananas? They are sweet edible fruit rich in vitamins, especially they are a good source of vitamin C. But, can rabbits eat bananas?
Can Rabbits Eats Bananas?
Yes, rabbits can eat bananas. They absolutely love bananas. Due to its very high sugar content it is almost like a candy to them: most rabbits love it, just like with any other fruit and vegetable.
When we get a pet, our entire life changes. It is almost like having a kid of our own. We worry for them, we take care of them and we want the absolute best for them, including feeding them the best food we can find.
So it is just natural that you would be worried about your rabbit’s diet and what you can and can’t feed them.
How Much Banana Can Rabbit Have?
The general rule of the thumb about how much banana you can feed your rabbit is that you can feed them 2 tablespoons of fruit per pound of their body weight, but keep it to 1 tablespoon per day (2-3 times a week) if they are a young rabbits or they have never eaten bananas before.
Are Bananas Safe For Rabbits to Eat?
Bananas are high in vitamin C, and they’re also good sources of vitamin B6 as well as manganese, all of which benefit your rabbit’s overall health.
As said earlier, bananas are safe in small quantities, but not more then 2-3 times a week, otherwise it is not safe due to its high sugar concentrations.
Can Rabbits Eat Banana Peels?
Rabbits can eat banana peels (but very sparingly, as they are very rubbery and gummy and can pose a health hazard to your rabbit’s digestive tract if not given in moderation)
Also dried banana chips (which should be given in moderation, as their sugar content is even higher than that of regular bananas).
Exercise caution and moderation when feeding fruits to your rabbit: they are just like us and an imbalance in their diets can prove really problematic.
At What Age Can Bunnies Eat Bananas?
Bunnies can eat bananas, but try to introduce it slowly into their diet, so their digestive tract doesn’t suffer a big shock.
And remember, rabbits can eat bananas but only as a treat. Not as their regular food intake as they aren’t too healthy for rabbits.
Never feed any rabbit younger than 3 months fruit as they could not react well to it, and remember to always wash your fruits before giving it to your rabbit.
All in all, as long as you give your rabbit bananas in small quantities , your rabbit should live a long, healthy life !