Can a rabbit eat bell peppers?

Yes – Rabbits can be fed bell peppers regularly.  

Can a rabbit eat bell peppers?

What are bell peppers?

Bell peppers also known as sweet peppers, are part of the Capsicum family. They can be red, orange, yellow or green in color depending on the variety.

What are the health benefits of bell peppers?

Bell peppers are low in calories, rich in vitamins, and contain no fats. They are also a very good source of vitamin C and a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin B, folate, iron, potassium, and manganese.

How to prepare bell peppers for a rabbit

  1. Wash the bell peppers carefully.
  2. Cut open the bell pepper by cutting around the stem.
  3. Remove all of the seeds inside.
  4. Cut into smaller pieces before serving.

How much bell pepper to give to a rabbit

Recommended amount is about 1 tablespoon per 2 pounds body weight per day for adult rabbits.

How to store bell peppers

Store whole bell peppers in the fruit or vegetable drawer in the refrigerator. If sliced or chopped then place in a plastic container before storing in the fridge.

Where can I buy bell peppers?

Bell peppers can be found at your local farmers markets and grocery stores.  

FAQ’s

Do bell peppers contain high levels of calcium and oxalate?

No – Bell peppers contain relatively low levels of both calcium and oxalate.

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