Yes – Seedless grapes can be fed to a rabbit in moderation.
What is a grape?
Grapes are small, round fruits that grow on the vine. They are part of the flowering plant family Vitaceae. Grapes come in white, red, blue, black, purple and red. The inside of grapes can contain seeds or be seedless.
What are the health benefits of grapes?
Grapes are a good source of vitamins K and C. Grapes contain potassium, iron, and calcium. Grapes also contain antioxidants which help remove free radicals from your rabbit’s body.
How to prepare grapes for a rabbit
- Wash the grapes in lukewarm water, rubbing them gently to remove any dirt and pesticides.
- Next remove any stems or leaves.
- Cut grapes in half to remove any seeds that may be present as these are toxic to rabbits.
- Cut into smaller pieces before serving.
How many grapes to give to a rabbit
Grapes contain relatively low levels of sugar. Adult rabbits should consume grapes in moderation: 1 teaspoon per 2 pounds body weight.
How to store grapes
Store grapes in a plastic container in the refrigerator.
Where can I buy grapes?
You can find fresh grapes at your local whole foods stores and farmers markets during the late summer and early fall months.
No – Grape seeds are toxic to bunnies and should be removed before serving grapes.