Yes – However, cranberries should only be given to rabbits in small amounts because of their high acidity.
What are cranberries?
Cranberries are small, bright red berries that are often tangy and tart. Cranberries are small, bright red berries that are often tangy and tart. They grow on low-growing shrubs or vines and belong to a flowering plant genus called Vaccinium.
What are the health benefits of cranberries?
Cranberries are high in vitamin C, which is a vital nutrient for rabbits. Vitamin C helps to support a healthy immune system and can even lower the risk of cataracts. Cranberries are also high in antioxidants, which help to protect the body from oxidative stress. They are also high in fiber.
How to prepare cranberries for a rabbit
- To prepare cranberries for a rabbit first wash and remove any stems or leaves.
- Cut the cranberries in half or quarters so they are small enough for your rabbit to chew before serving.
How many cranberries to give to a rabbit
Adult rabbits can eat about 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store cranberries
Cranberries should be stored in the refrigerator. They can be kept in a ziplock bag or a sealed container. Ideally, your cranberries should be used within a week or two of purchase.
Where can I buy cranberries?
You can buy cranberries at almost any grocery store. You can also find them at your local farmers markets.
No – Rabbits require fresh foods to get their energy. Dried cranberries contain additional sugars and preservatives that can upset their digestive systems and lead to obesity.