Last Updated on April 21, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Quick Facts About Bell Peppers:
- Scientific name – Capsicum annuum Group
- Also known as – Green Pepper, Red Pepper, and Sweet Pepper
- Origin – Mexico, Spain, and South America
- Most commonly found in – Spain, China, and the Netherlands.
- Average weight – 113 to 142 grams
As long as it’s in moderation, bell peppers, whatever color they are, are safe to be eaten by rabbits.
Before giving bell peppers to your rabbits, remove the seeds and the core.
Bell pepper seeds are bitter anyway, and most rabbits will avoid them.
There’s a growing consensus in the rabbit world that most people believe that rabbits should avoid sugary veggies like bell peppers.
But, that’s actually not the case.
As long as your rabbit is old enough and they are eating enough hay (fiber), then eating bell peppers or other sugary veggies is completely safe.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat bell peppers:
Do rabbits like eating bell peppers?
Yes, rabbits like to eat bell peppers due to their sugary taste.
Rabbits are suckers for sugary foods, and they would likely eat too much of it if you allowed them.
Make sure that your rabbits are not eating bell peppers instead of their main diet, which is 80% hay.
Are bell peppers safe to be eaten by rabbits?
Yes, bell peppers are completely safe to be given to rabbits.
The only way it could be harmful to your rabbits is if they are eating it in lieu of hay.
Contrary to popular belief, a rabbit eating sugar is not the main cause of digestive distress in rabbits.
It’s actually the lack of fiber in their diet that’s causing it.
What are the benefits of feeding bell peppers to rabbits?
In order to know the benefits of feeding bell peppers to your rabbits, let’s first take a look at how many nutrients bell peppers contain per 100 grams.
You can use this calculator to determine how many nutrients your rabbits are getting per serving of food.
This will also tell you if you are over their nutritional limit.
You can click on the blue icon to see the benefits and deficiency of each vitamins: