Can Rabbits Eat Cherries? What You Need To Know.

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Can rabbits eat cherries

Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

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

Before feeding cherries to your rabbits, make sure to remove the seed and your rabbit should at least be 7 months old before giving one. Also, only give cherries 1-2 times per week to prevent triggering any digestive problems.

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

Do rabbits like to eat cherries?

In my case, both of my rabbits(Tyr and Freya), likes 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 has 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 is 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 it 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?

To know the benefits of feeding cherries to your rabbits, you can use the nutrient constraint calculator for rabbits. This tool shows the different nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them cherries and if the amount your 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