Yes – Rabbits can consume apples occasionally as long as the seeds, stalk and leaves have been removed.
What are apples?
An apple is a fruit native to the Northern Hemisphere. It’s one of the most popular fruits in the world. Apples are made up of three layers: the skin (exocarp), the flesh (mesocarp) and the core (endocarp) where the seeds are found. Apples are available in over 7,500 varieties. Some common types include: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Macintosh, Granny Smith and Fuji.
What are the health benefits of apples?
Apples are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and water.
How to prepare apples for a rabbit
- Wash the apple thoroughly to remove any pesticides and dirt that may be present.
- Peel the apple then cut in half removing the core, seeds, stalk and leaves.
- Chop into smaller pieces or slices for your bunny to eat.
How much apple to give to a rabbit
Apples contain relatively high levels of sugar so should be consumed occasionally. 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store apples
Apples can be stored in a bag in the fridge or at room temperature.
Where can I buy apples?
Your local grocery store should have apples in season. If you want a specific variety, you can try a farmers market or an orchard. You can sometimes even pick them at an apple orchard or grow them yourself.
Yes – Rabbits can eat green apples but they may not like it as much as they tend to be more sour.