Yes – Rabbits can eat bananas but should only do so occasionally as they contain high levels of sugars.
What are bananas?
Bananas are sweet, tropical fruit that grow on trees. They grow in bunches that can weigh up to 25 pounds and contain about 100 yellow, brown, or blackish-purple bananas. They can be categorized into two main types: sweet and plantains. One of the most commonly sold bananas are the Cavendish bananas.
What are the health benefits of bananas?
Bananas are rich in potassium, which helps regulate the heart rate and blood pressure. It also helps the nervous system send signals to and from the brain. They are also a good source of vitamin B6 and fiber.
How to prepare bananas for a rabbit
- Rinse and peel the banana and remove any stringy bits.
- Slice into smaller pieces for your rabbit to eat.
How much bananas to give to a rabbit
Bananas can be a healthy treat for your pet rabbit. However, you should be careful not to overfeed bananas to your rabbit, as the high sugar content can cause obesity. The recommended amount for an adult rabbit is about: 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store bananas
Store bananas whole at room temperature.
Where can I buy bananas?
Bananas are available year-round in grocery stores and farmers markets.
Avoid feeding your rabbit overripe bananas as they tend to contain higher levels of sugar.