Discover Healthy, Natural Treats for Your Rabbit's Foraging Fun
At Just4Rabbits, we offer a specially curated selection of wholesome natural treats perfect for encouraging your rabbit's foraging behaviours. Made with natural flowers, vegetables, herbs, and hay, these healthy nibbles provide boredom-busting enrichment.
Give your bunny's boredom the boot with our safe, all-natural treats made with digestible ingredients. Browse our selection of natural foraging treats below and find new favourites your rabbit will love!
Natural Treats Do More Than Delight Your Bunny's Tummy
Natural rabbit treats provide more than just a tasty snack for your bunny. These wholesome treats offer a range of benefits:
- Encourage natural foraging and nibbling - Rabbits love to nibble and forage in the wild. Natural treats allow them to exhibit these natural behaviours.
- Support dental health - Gnawing and chewing on natural treats helps keep your rabbit's teeth trim. This promotes good dental hygiene.
- Provide mental stimulation - Seeking out treats in tunnels, boxes and trays keeps your rabbit's mind active.
- Made from digestible ingredients - Flowers, hay, herbs and veggies are gentle on your rabbit's sensitive digestive system.
- Healthier alternative to processed treats - Natural treats have no added sugars or artificial ingredients like commercial treats.
When given properly as part of a balanced diet, natural treats make a nutritious supplement to your rabbit's regular feed.
Best Natural Ingredients for Rabbit Treats
Natural rabbit treats are made from ingredients that rabbits would naturally forage and graze on. Here are some of the best natural ingredients:
- Flowers: Marigolds, Chamomile, Cornflower, Calendula, Daisies
- Herbs: Mint, Parsley, Coriander, Dill
- Vegetables: Carrots, Kale, Bell Peppers
- Fruits: Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries
- Hay: Timothy, Oat, Orchard Grass
Look for treats made with these wholesome natural ingredients and avoid anything artificial.
Natural Treats: Everything in Moderation
While natural treats have wholesome ingredients, moderation is still key. Follow these tips:
- Monitor treats as part of daily diet
- Remove uneaten treats within 24 hours
- Introduce new treats slowly and watch for reactions
- Avoid excessive sugary fruits
Natural treats should complement your rabbit's regular hay and greens diet, not overwhelm it. Speak with your vet if you have any concerns.
FAQs – Natural Foraging Treats for Rabbits
Q. How often can I give natural treats?
A. Aim for treats to make up no more than 10% of daily calories. For the average adult rabbit that is around 1-3 tablespoons of treats per day.
Q. What natural treat textures work best?
A. Good textures are crunchy vegetables, soft flower petals, and loose hay that mimics natural foraging.
Q. How do I choose the best natural treats?
A. Look for variety, enticing textures and shapes, as well as ingredients that provide nutritional value. Rabbits love novel foods and puzzles.
Q. What safety precautions should I take for new treats?
A. Supervise treat time. Monitor ingredients for allergies. Remove uneaten portions to avoid spoilage. Avoid hard chunks that pose a choking risk.
Customers Love Natural Foraging Treats
" My bunnies loved this so much, as soon as it was unwrapped they were straight on it” - Kelly ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
" Something different for my bunnies to try. They enjoyed it and it kept them busy for awhile!" - Emily ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
"It smells very nice and the way sage ate it I’m guessing it tasted great too.” - Jo ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
- Natural rabbit treats promote natural foraging behaviours and dental health through chewing
- Made from wholesome ingredients like flowers, herbs, veggies and hay
- Provide mental stimulation and enrichment
- Healthier alternative to processed sugary treats
- Monitor portion sizes as part of a balanced diet
The Hot Debate on Rabbit Treats - Yay or Nay?
We came across a lively discussion recently on an online rabbit forum about what treats are safe for our fluffy friends. With over 30 participants chiming in, there was a ton of great info shared!
Many recommended going the fresh route and using veggies like carrots or greens as treats. Making homemade treats with ingredients like hay, pellets, oats, and a little fruit was also popular.
The overriding consensus was to avoid anything with corn, seeds, molasses, oils, and other weird fillers you see in some commercial treats. A few specific brands got called out as no-nos.
Some key tips that came up repeatedly were:
- Introduce new treats super slowly to make sure they agree with your bun's tummy
- Stick to reputable brands and read the ingredients closely
- Less is more - limit the amount and frequency of treats
There wasn't too much disagreement, just healthy debate on whether very limited store-bought treats are OK once in a while. The overall takeaway was to make sure you know what's going into your rabbit's treat because their digestive systems are sensitive!
At the end of the day, we all want our rabbits to lead long, healthy lives. This discussion showed how committed bunny parents are to making the best choices for their fury family members!