Can Rabbits Eat Olives?

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A rabbit about to eat an olive left on the table.

Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

While olives are not toxic to rabbits if they accidentally ate some, giving them a large amount of olives is not a good idea due to its high sodium levels and low levels of nutrients that rabbits need per day.

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

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

How much olives can a rabbit eat?

To know how much olives you can feed your rabbits, let’s use this nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits:

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits