Last Updated on July 27, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Giving rabbits tomatoes as a treat is totally safe. But be careful that you only give it to them as a treat.
Feeding your rabbits tomatoes as a substitute for their regular food is a bad idea.
Tomatoes don’t have enough nutrients that a rabbit needs throughout the day.
Another thing that you need to consider before giving your pet rabbit some tomatoes is to make sure that they don’t have any renal dysfunction.
According to the book Rabbits’ Health, Husbandry, and Diseases by Virginia C. G., rabbits with renal dysfunction shouldn’t eat tomatoes because they contain a large amount of phosphorus.
You should also make sure that you don’t feed them any tomato leaves or vines.
According to the book Rabbit Feeding and Nutrition, tomato leaves or vines contain steroid alkaloids that can cause poisoning.
You should also wash the tomatoes and remove the seeds before giving them to your pet rabbits.
Do rabbits like eating tomatoes?
Yes, rabbits do like to eat tomatoes.
It’s a great treat to give to rabbits because it’s both accessible and nutritious.
Just make sure that you only give your rabbits small amounts per day (one cherry-sized tomato) so that they can still eat their required hay for the day.
Are tomatoes safe to be eaten by rabbits?
Yes, tomatoes are safe to be eaten by rabbits as long as you only give them to your rabbits as a treat.
The only risk associated with eating tomatoes is if you overfeed your rabbit or if your rabbit has renal dysfunction.
Otherwise, tomatoes are perfectly safe to be given to rabbits.
Are tomatoes good for rabbits?
Yes, tomatoes contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals that are a great addition to your rabbit’s diet.
The only problem with tomatoes or other treats is when rabbit owners feed their rabbits too much of the wrong stuff.
Your rabbit’s diet should mimic what it eats in the wild.
In the wild, rabbits have an abundance of choices when it comes to their diet.
What are the benefits of feeding tomatoes to rabbits?
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and Choline. It’s also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Tomatoes are a great treat to give your pet rabbit.
It’s cheap and very accessible.
Not to mention that rabbits go crazy for them.
In order for you to properly know the benefits of feeding tomatoes to your rabbits, you can use this nutrient constraint calculator for rabbits: