Can Rabbits Eat Blueberries? Here’s Why.

Categorized as Bunny Diet
A woman holding a bunch of blueberries about to be handed to a rabbit.

Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

Quick Facts About Blueberries:

  • Scientific name – Cyanococcus
  • Also known as – Huckleberry, Tall huckleberry, Swamp huckleberry, High blueberry, and Swamp blueberry.
  • Origin – North America
  • Most commonly found in – United States, Canada, and Poland.
  • Average weight – 0.3 grams

Blueberries are safe and highly favored by rabbits when it comes to treats. Just make sure that your rabbit is old enough(7 months old) to eat blueberries and you’re only giving it 1-2 times per week.

The only way blueberries could harm your rabbits is when you overfeed them large amounts of blueberries or when you give on to young rabbits whose susceptible to digestive distress.

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

Do rabbits like to eat blueberries?

Your rabbits would gobble up blueberries if you give them some. Rabbits are suckers to anything sweet, in fact, they would often overfeed sugary treats like blueberries if you let them have as much as they want.

In my case, both my rabbits(Tyr and Freya), loves to eat blueberries.

I’ve also asked some of my friends who have rabbits, all of them reported giving blueberries to their babies because their rabbits love the stuff.

Are blueberries safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Blueberries are safe to be eaten by rabbits as long as you only give it in moderation and your rabbit is old enough to eat treats(7 months old).

You should also stop giving blueberries to your rabbits if they are having any digestive problems.

What are the benefits of feeding blueberries to rabbits?

To properly understand the benefits of blueberries, you can use this nutrient constrain calculator which shows the amount of nutrients your rabbit is getting and if it’s within the nutritional constraint for rabbits.

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

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits