Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Rei Garnet
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 that you’re only giving it 1-2 times per week.
The only way blueberries could harm your rabbits is if you overfeed them with large amounts of blueberries or if you give them to young rabbits who are susceptible to digestive distress.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat blueberries:
Do rabbits like to eat blueberries?
Your rabbits would gobble up blueberries if you gave them some. Rabbits are suckers for anything sweet.
In fact, they will often overfeed on sugary treats like blueberries if you let them have as much as they want.
In my case, both my rabbits, Tyr and Freya, love to eat blueberries.
I’ve also asked some of my friends who have rabbits, and 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 for rabbits to eat as long as you only give them 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 constraint 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: