Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei
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 because tomatoes don’t have enough nutrients that a rabbit needs thru out the day.
Another thing that you need to consider before giving your pet rabbit some tomato is that 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 it contains a large amount of phosphorus.
You should also make sure that you don’t feed them any tomato leaves and vines because, according to the book Rabbit Feeding and Nutrition, they 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 to eat tomatoes?
Yes, rabbits do like to eat tomatoes. It’s a great treat to give to rabbits because it’s accessible and nutritious.
Just make sure that you only give your rabbits small amounts per day (one cherry size tomato) so that your rabbit 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 if you only give them to your rabbits as a treat. The only risk of eating tomatoes is when you overfeed your rabbit, or when your rabbit has renal dysfunction.
Otherwise, tomatoes are perfectly safe to be given to rabbits.
Are tomatoes good for rabbits?
Yes, tomatoes contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals that is a great addition to your rabbits 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 they eat in the wild. In the wild, rabbits has 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 constrain calculator for rabbits to see what nutrients tomatoes provides and if you’re within the nutritional constrain when feeding tomatoes to your rabbits.
You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see each of the benefits and deficiencies of each nutrient: