Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei
Quick Facts About Strawberries:
- Scientific name – Fragaria × ananassa
- Also known as – Pinapple strawberry, pine strawberry.
- Origin – Brittany, France
- Most commonly found in – Spain, Mexico, and United States.
- Average weight – 18 grams
Yes, rabbits can eat strawberries as long as your rabbit is old enough(7 months old) and you only give it sparingly(2 times per week). Just make sure that your rabbit is not eating strawberries in lieu of hay.
The majority of rabbits’ diet should be fiber and protein. That’s why hay is the recommended diet for rabbits. Hay, especially alfalfa hay, is like the perfect food for young rabbits.
Hay contains fiber, which helps the movement of your bunny’s gut. Without it, rabbits could develop gastrointestinal stasis.
Hay also contains protein, which is especially important for growing and lactating rabbits. Without it, rabbits are not growing as they should.
Another reason why you don’t want to feed your rabbit too many strawberries is that it contains too much sugar that can damage your rabbit’s teeth.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more details why rabbits can eat strawberries:
Do rabbits like to eat strawberries?
If your bunny can speak and you ask them what’s their favorite treats are, they would probably say STRAWBERRIES!
Rabbits love strawberries. In fact, they love them too much. That’s why it’s important that you always monitor the amount you give them.
Are strawberries safe to be eaten by rabbits?
Yes, strawberries are safe to be eaten by rabbits as long as they don’t have any digestive problems and they should be at least 7 months old.
Strawberries would only cause problems when your rabbit is not eating enough fiber while eating large amounts of sugary treats like strawberries.
Another possible scenario where strawberries could lead to problems is when you introduce them to your rabbits in large amounts. Every new food on your rabbit’s diet should be introduced slowly by only giving in small amounts at first.
What are the benefits of feeding strawberries to rabbits?
To properly understand the benefits of feeding strawberries to your rabbits, let’s first take a look at its nutritional content and whether or not it’s within the nutritional constrain for rabbits.
You can use this nutritional constrain calculator for rabbits to see how much nutrients does a strawberry has and whether or not it’s within the nutritional constraint. You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see the benefits and deficiency of each nutrient: