Can Rabbits Eat Bananas? What You Need To Know.

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Can Rabbits Eat Bananas
Can Rabbits Eat Bananas

Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

Quick Facts About Bananas:

  • Scientific name – Musa
  • Also known as – Saging, banan, banaan.
  • Origin – Malaya Peninsula
  • Most commonly found in – Ecuador, the Philippines, and Costa Rica.

Bananas are one of the most recommended treats for rabbits due to their availability and nutritional benefits. You can safely feed your rabbits small amounts of bananas 1-2 times per week but make sure that your rabbit is at least 7 months old before you give one.

Also, when you’re introducing any new food in your rabbits diet, always introduce it slowly to avoid triggering digestive problems.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more details why rabbits can eat bananas:

Do rabbits like to eat bananas?

The most common treats I personally give to both my rabbits(Tyr and Freya) are bananas due to the fact that my rabbits would go crazy whenever they smell I’m eating one.

I’ve also asked several of my friends who have rabbits if they ever fed bananas to their babies and if their rabbits like bananas.

My conclusion is that bananas are universally liked by rabbits.

Are bananas safe to be eaten by rabbits?

As long as your rabbit is at least 7 months old and you only give it 1-2 times per week, then feeding bananas to your rabbits is perfectly safe.

The problem would most likely come when rabbit owners fed treats to young rabbits whose susceptible to digestive problems. Another possible way bananas would harm your rabbit is if they are already obese.

Obese rabbits should not be fed sugary treats like bananas until normal weight is acquired.

Finally, bananas when fed regularly could lead to dental problems because sugar damages teeth if fed long-term.

What are the benefits of feeding bananas to rabbits?

To properly identify the benefits of feeding bananas to your rabbits, let’s first take a look at what nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them bananas.

We can use this nutrient constrain calculator which shows the different nutrients your rabbit is getting and if the amount you’re giving is within the nutritional constraint.

You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to show the different benefits and deficiencies of each nutrient:

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits