How To Make Homemade Rabbit Treats

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How to Make Rabbit Treats

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Rabbit treats can be purchased at stores but it can also be fun to make your own. Rabbit treats can be baked or made raw. Make sure you know what precautions to take when it comes to making rabbit treats regarding preparing and choosing foods.


Making Baked Treats

  1. Make carrot cookies.Carrot cookies are a fairly easy recipe that many rabbits enjoy. To make carrot cookies, you will need dry oatmeal, wheat flour, ground carrots, and water.
    • Add half a cup of oatmeal, half a cup of flour, half a cup of ground carrot, and half a cup of water in a bowl. Then, mix until smooth.
    • Roll the dough into small balls, about the size of quarter, and place them on a greased or no-stick cooking sheet. Bake at 350 °F (177 °C) for 15 minutes.
    • Carrot cookies should cool for about an hour before you feed them to your rabbit. You should refrigerate any extra cookies.
  2. Try bunny biscuits.Bunny biscuits are another fairly simple rabbit treat to bake. For bunny biscuits, you will need one pureed carrot, half a mashed banana, a teaspoon of honey, 1/4 cup of rabbit pellets, and 1/4 cup of oatmeal.
    • Using a coffee grinder or blender, grind the rabbit pellets and oatmeal into a fine powder.
    • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix. Then, knead the dough with your hands for about one to two minutes.
    • Roll the dough into 1/4 inch layers between plastic wrap. Then, use cookie cutters to cut them into cookies or simply cut the dough into squares. Choose somewhat smaller cookie cutters, as bigger cookies might be too much for a rabbit.
    • Bake at 325 °F (163 °C) for 30 minutes. Then turn off the heat and allow the cookies to sit in the warm oven for about an hour. Refrigerate extras.
  3. Make rabbit or guinea pig treats.Rabbit or guinea pig treats are great for your rabbit. They can also be fed to guinea pigs. To make rabbit or guinea pig treats, you will need a cup of oatmeal, a cup of rabbit pellets, 2/3 cup of vegetable broth, 6 tablespoons of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of honey.
    • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Then, roll them out and cut into shapes.
    • Bake at 350 °F (177 °C) for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and then let the treats cool in the oven for an hour before giving them to your rabbit.
  4. Try bunny cookies.Bunny cookies are another great baking recipe for your rabbit. You will need 1 cup crushed rabbit pellets, 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup molasses, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup Cheerios, and one mashed banana.
    • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (177 °C). Put the rabbit pellets through a food processor until they're ground into a fine pulp. Then sift the rabbit pellets and flour together.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pellets and flour. Mix well.
    • Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes.

Making Raw Treats

  1. Try a cheerio mix.Cheerio mix is a fun, simple mix that rabbits and other small animals will enjoy. You will need a handful of cheerios, a handful of sunflower seeds, some rabbit pellets, and a handful of dry oats. Mix the ingredients together and serve to your rabbit.
    • These are best given as an occasional treat. The sugar in cheerios could cause health problems if given regularly.
  2. Make honey balls.Honey balls are a fun, sweet treat your rabbit will enjoy. You will need 1/4 cup of crushed Weetabix, 1/4 cup of oats, honey, 1/3 cup of crushed rabbit pellets, and a carrot cut in tiny pieces.
    • Mix everything but the honey together. Then, add honey a little at a time until the ingredients just stick together. Roll into small balls, about the size of a quarter, and serve to your rabbit.
    • Even with natural sweeteners such as honey, be aware rabbits rarely eat sugar in the wild, and eating it regularly in treats can cause dental problems and diabetes in rabbits. Give treats as just that - a treat!
  3. Create a fruit snack.A fruit snack is a nice, healthy treat your rabbit will enjoy. You'll need a cabbage leaf, five blueberries, four baby carrots, two cherries, and three grapes.
    • Put the cabbage leaf at the bottom of a bowl. Slice the baby carrots very thin. Chop up the cherries, removing the pits. Slice up the grapes and then add the blueberries. Serve to your rabbit.
  4. Experiment.You can make fruit and veggie salads for your rabbit by experimenting with different combinations of foods. See what foods your rabbit does and does not like and create foods to cater to his tastes.

Taking Precautions

  1. Wash fruit and veggies first.If you buy any fruits and vegetables for your rabbit, make sure to rinse them under clean, running water before using them in recipes. You do not want your rabbit to ingest any pesticides or other potential harmful substances.
  2. Never add table sugar.Adding table sugar to rabbit treats can cause obesity and dental problems. If you want to sweeten your rabbit's treats, use fruit or natural sugars like those found in honey, but use sparingly and only every once in a while. Recipes that require you to dip treats in sweetened yogurt should be avoided. While your rabbit may enjoy the sweet foods, he could easily get sick from added sugar.
  3. Do not overfeed your rabbit.Treats are not a replacement for healthy rabbit pellets. Never overfeed your rabbit. Give him only one or two treats at a time and store the rest for later use.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Are there softer treats that can be given to rabbits if they have a sore mouth?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Bananas would be a great start, and most rabbits love them. Bananas must be given in moderation though, Critical Care would be a better food alternative which will meet the dietary needs of a reluctant eater. You can buy CC online or at the vet.
  • Question
    I don't have these ingredients. What should I do? Is there any alternative for some ingredients?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Carrots in most recipes can be switched out for other veggies that rabbits can consume -- you should always have rabbit pellets if you own a pet rabbit. Oats, on the other hand, are a little harder to replace because they are the base of the recipe, and it is hard to find something dry and ground that bunnys can consume. If there is really no way you can get the ingredients, there are a lot of other treats you can try.
  • Question
    Why do my 3 rabbits all jump and flick their legs?
    Community Answer
    That means they are happy! It's called a "binky" when a rabbit jumps in the air happily.
  • Question
    Can I feed my rabbit chocolate?
    Top Answerer
    No. Do not feed your rabbit chocolate. Rabbits will go crazy trying to eat it, but it could potentially kill them if they ingest too much.
  • Question
    I accidentally bought my 2-year-old bunny oxbow young bunny food. Is it okay for her to still eat it?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It is like buying an adult baby food, feed your bunny very little of the young bunny food and try to buy the right food soon.
  • Question
    Can I just put some fruit or vegetables in a bowl? If I can, which fruits or vegetables should I use?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    A great website is the house rabbit society if you are looking for a list of safe fruits and veggies to give to your rabbits. My rabbit loves banana slices (peels and all!) and leaf lettuce.
  • Question
    How many treats should I feed my rabbit each day?
    Community Answer
    It's up to you. If you believe your rabbit deserves a treat, give it a treat. But do not give him too many.
  • Question
    Are they meant to have that much sugar? We only give it to our bunnies every few weeks or on their birthdays.
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Give your bunny as little sugar as possible. Carrots are high in sugar, and, indeed, bad for your bunny. Try to give your bunny leafy greens, not many pellets, and unlimited hay.
  • Question
    Why are my two female rabbits fighting?
    Community Answer
    Sometimes, rabbits just don't get along - like people. De-sexing them may make them less aggressive. You should separate them if they won't stop. Also, check that they really are females, as males are more likely to fight than females.
  • Question
    In the honey ball recipe, can you replace the honey with maple syrup?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes. Maple syrup is an acceptable alternative to honey.
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Quick Summary

To make a treat for your rabbit, mix a handful of Cheerios with sunflower seeds, rabbit pellets, and dry oats, then feed the mixture to your rabbit. Another great sweet treat you can try is honey balls, which you make by combining crushed weetabix, crushed pellets, oats, and a finely-chopped carrot. Then, pour enough honey over the mixture until it sticks together. Finish the treat by molding the mixture into balls about the size of a quarter and feeding them to your rabbit.

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  • Feed your rabbit 1-2 treats a day that contain carrots, banana, and/or honey. Rabbits should not have more than 2 tablespoon (29.6 ml) of sugar (in any form) a day.
  • You can look up more rabbit treat recipes online or ask other rabbit owners.

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