Yes – You can occasionally feed cereal to a rabbit but, it depends on the cereal you’re thinking of feeding your rabbit, as some types of cereal can be very toxic to your pet.
Most cereals are high in sugar, which is bad for rabbits. In fact, most cereals marketed towards children are too high in sugar for rabbits. However, there are a few types of cereal that are low in sugar and can be fed to a rabbit.
What unsweetened cereals can a rabbit eat?
In general unsweetened whole grain cereals can be eaten by a rabbit. Some examples include:
- Bran Flakes
- Corn Chex
- Corn Flakes
- Shredded Wheat
- Rice Crispies
- Rolled Oats
How much unsweetened cereal can a rabbit eat?
General guideline: 1 tsp per 3 lbs body weight. However this may vary depending on your rabbits specific dietary needs. Consult your veterinarian if in doubt.
There are a number of negative effects that can result from feeding too much unsweetened cereal such as:
– Loose stools
– Moderate to severe digestive issues e.g. gastrointestinal problems to entertoxaemia respectively.
No! Never give dairy to a rabbit as it is not good for them.
Yes – A rabbit can eat Cheerios in occasionally as long as it is unsweetened and in small amounts.