Last Updated on October 4, 2021 by Rei
Bell peppers, whatever color it is, are safe to be eaten by rabbits as long as it’s in moderation. Also, before giving bell peppers to your rabbits, remove the seeds and the core, bell pepper seeds are bitter anyway and most rabbits would avoid it.
There’s a growing consensus around the rabbit world where 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 details why rabbits can eat bell peppers:
Do rabbits like to eat bell peppers?
Yes, rabbits like to eat bell peppers due to their sugary taste. Rabbits are a sucker for sugary foods and they would likely eat too much of it if you allow 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 when they are eating bell peppers 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 much nutrient a bell paper contains per 100 grams.
You can use this calculator to determine how much nutrients your rabbits are getting per serving of food. This will also tell you if you over their nutritional limit.
You can click on the blue icon to see the benefits and deficiency of each vitamin and nutrients: