Can Rabbits Eat Cherries? What You Need To Know.

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Last Updated on April 26, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Quick Facts About Cherries:

  • Scientific name – Prunus avium
  • Also known as – Wild cherry, sweet cherry, gean, bird cherry, cerezo, cerezo silvestre, guinda.
  • Origin – Asia
  • Most commonly found in – Chile and Hong Kong
  • Average weight – 12 g

Make sure to remove the seeds before feeding cherries to your rabbits. Your rabbit should be at least 7 months old before giving one.

Also, only give cherries 1-2 times per week to avoid triggering any digestive problems.

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

Do rabbits like eating cherries?

In my case, both of my rabbits (Tyr and Freya) like to eat cherries. I always give them some whenever I have some available.

I’ve also asked this question to several of my friends who have rabbits, and all of them told me that their rabbits like cherries and would gobble them up right away.

Are cherries safe to be eaten by rabbits?

As long as you remove the seeds, which are a choking hazard to rabbits, cherries are safe to be eaten by rabbits.

Also, cherry pits could lead to intestinal blockage if fed in large amounts, so make sure to remove them.

Finally, only feed cherries to rabbits who are 7 months old and only give them 1-2 times per week.

If you stick to these rules, cherries are safe to be eaten by rabbits.

What are the benefits of feeding cherries to rabbits?

You can use the nutrient constraint calculator for rabbits to calculate the benefits of feeding cherries to your rabbits.

This tool shows the different nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them cherries and if the amount you are giving is within the nutritional range.

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