Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei
Quick Facts About Pears:
- Scientific name – Pyrus
- Origin – Europe
- Most commonly found in – Belgium, South Africa, and Argentina.
- Average weight – 60 grams
Before feeding pears 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 pears 1-2 times per week in small amounts 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 pears:
Do rabbits like to eat pears?
In my case, both of my rabbits(Tyr and Freya), likes to eat pears. 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 pears and would gobble them up right away.
Are pears safe to be eaten by rabbits?
As long as you stick to only giving small amounts of pears 1-2 times per week and your rabbit is at least 7 months old, then pears are completely safe to be eaten by rabbits.
The main cause of digestive problems in rabbits is not the food itself but the lack of fiber in their diet. Usually caused when a rabbit is eating too much unnecessary food in lieu of hay.
What are the benefits of feeding pears to rabbits?
To properly show the benefits of feeding pears to your rabbits, you can use the nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits. This tool shows the different nutrients your rabbit is getting and if the amount is within the safe range whenever you feed them pears.
You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to show the benefits and deficiency of each nutrient: