Yes – Blueberries can be given to a rabbit as part of their diet but only occassionally because they are high in sugar.
What are blueberries?
Blueberries are small and juicy with a sweet flavor. They grow on bushes and come from the genus Vaccinium. They are available in a number of different varieties. The most common include the lowbush blueberry, which is found in most of the eastern United States and the highbush blueberry, which is found in most of the eastern half of Canada.
What are the health benefits of blueberries?
Blueberries are high in vitamins A and C and contain a good amount of fiber and antioxidants. These nutrients help to prevent cancer, heart disease, and age-related macular degeneration. Blueberries have also been proven to improve memory and cognition. However, they’re also very sweet, so don’t give your rabbit too many.
How to prepare blueberries for a rabbit
- Gently rinse the blueberries under cold water.
- Remove all stems and leaves.
- Cut into smaller pieces to reduce chances of choking.
How much blueberries to give to a rabbit
Blueberries can be given to a rabbit occasionally. General serving size for an adult rabbit is 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store blueberries
Store blueberries in a plastic container in the refrigerator and consume within a couple of days.
Where can I buy blueberries?
Blueberries can be found at your local farmers markets and grocery stores.
No – Rabbits should only eat fresh blueberries. Blueberry jams contain sugar and additional preservatives.B