Yes – Blackberries are great treats for rabbits. Their relatively low sugar content means they can be eaten in moderation.
What are blackberries?
Blackberries are small, round and edible fruit that grow on bushes. They are typically dark purple to black in color and known for the sweet tart flavor.
What are the health benefits of blackberries?
According to the ASPCA, blackberries contain a number of nutrients that can make them a great treat for rabbits. Blackberries are a good source of potassium, magnesium, and iron while also providing vitamin C, copper, and vitamin K. As such, blackberries can be beneficial for your rabbit’s heart, bones, and muscles while also helping to build strong teeth and gums.
How to prepare blackberries for a rabbit
- Carefully rinse the blackberries with water making sure to remove any stems or leaves present.
- Serve in a bowl.
How many blackberries to give to a rabbit
The recommended serving size is 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store blackberries
Fresh blackberries can last for up to three days in the refrigerator when stored in a plastic container.
Where can I buy blackberries?
Blackberries can be bought at your local grocery, whole foods stores and farmers markets generally during the warmer seasons.
No – Blackberry jam contains lots of sugar so shouldn’t be given to your rabbit.