Can Rabbits Eat Olives?

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Last Updated on February 24, 2023 by Marjon Ramos

While olives are not toxic to rabbits if they accidentally eat some, giving them a large amount of olives is not a good idea due to their high sodium levels and low levels of nutrients.

Olives (pickled, canned, or bottled) contain 38.9 mg of sodium per 2 g (1 olive). 

While the limit of sodium for rabbits per day is 5-10 g/kg-1. According to the BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Medicine, excess sodium could result in reduced growth.

Based on that information, we can conclude that it’s okay for rabbits to eat small amounts of olives.

Just treat it like junk food. It’s okay as long as you don’t go overboard with it.

Remember, a rabbit’s stomach is extremely sensitive.

Be mindful when giving your rabbit olives because your rabbit could also suffer from digestive distress like diarrhea and GI stasis if they are fed too many olives.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on for a more in-depth explanation:

How many olives can a rabbit eat?

Let’s use this nutrient constraint calculator for rabbits to know how many olives you can feed your rabbits.

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits