Can a rabbit eat corn?

Can a rabbit eat corn on the cob?

What you find on this page:

No – Rabbits should not be fed corn.

Why can’t rabbits eat corn?

Can a rabbit eat corn?

There are number of reasons why rabbits cannot eat corn. Some of the main reasons are listed below:

  1. Corn kernels and hairs can irritate their digestive tracts causing decreased motility or stopping food from passing through their digestive tract. This can then make your bunny very ill and if not treated cause death.
  2. Corn is high in carbohydrates and sugar causing obesity.


Can rabbits eat canned corn?

No – Canned corn contains preservatives and should not be fed to your rabbit.

What are corn husks?

Corn husks are the green leaves surrounding the corn.

Can rabbits eat corn husks?

Yes – If cleaned thoroughly of pesticides, dirt, corn hair and under careful supervision they may eat corn husks.

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