A grape is a fruit, high in several important nutrients. Due to their high nutrient and antioxidant contents there is a huge health benefit of eating grapes. But, can rabbits eat grapes?
Yes, rabbits can eat grapes. Most rabbits adore grapes (red or purple).
Bunnies are known to be extremely fond of fruits. But, it should be kept in mind that bunnies tend to have a very sensitive digestive system, so grapes can only be served as a dessert or as occasional treat. It should not be part of their normal healthy food.
And, keep in mind that it should be given in small quantities (once or twice a week).
How Many Grapes Can Bunny Have?
The general rule of the thumb about how many grapes you can feed your rabbit is that you can feed them 2-3 times a week and no more than 2-3 grapes at a time. This is the safe limit.
2-3 times a week is perfect as a reward, especially if you are training them tricks!
Do not overload your rabbit with grapes. You will want to check how the animal reacts to the grapes over the next 24-hours or so. Some rabbits will have a sensitive digestive system. This will cause diarrhea or other types of sickness.
Are Grapes Safe For Rabbits to Eat?
In general, grapes 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.
The same goes for all fruits which are bunny safe — apples (no pips), blueberries, strawberries etc. And also for sweet vegetables like carrots — small amounts as a treat only.
Are Grapes Bad For Rabbits to Eat?
Because of their sensitive digestive system, if given a lot more then 2-3 times a week and 2-3 grapes a time, a bacterial dis-balance is possible.
Beside that, it may also cause a rabbit’s desire to eat only fruits, not their normal, healthy food.
They will ignore the healthier food like hay or leafy green vegetables that they need to be consuming.
At What Age Can Rabbits Eat Grapes?
If the bunny is under 3 months of age you should not give them any, especially if their mother had none when she was nursing them.
Can Rabbits Eat Raisins (Dried Grapes)?
Yes, rabbits can eat raisins, which also should be given in moderation. Their sugar content is even higher than that of regular grapes. Exercise caution and moderation when feeding grapes to your rabbit.
Remember, they are just like us and an imbalance in their diets can prove really problematic.