Yes – Pears are a delicious treat that can be consumed by rabbits in moderation.
What are pears?
Pears are the fruit of deciduous trees in the genus Pyrus, in the family Rosaceae. There are many different types of pears, including the common including the Asian, Bosc, Conference and the Bartlett pear.
What are the health benefits of pears?
Pears are a great source of fiber and water, which makes them a healthy addition to a rabbit’s diet. Additionally, pears also contain vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium, which are all important nutrients for rabbits.
How to prepare pears for a rabbit
- Wash the pear thoroughly and peel the skin.
- Cut the pear in half and take out the stem, core and seeds with a spoon or knife.
- Next cut into smaller pieces and serve to your rabbit.
How many pears to give to a rabbit
Adult rabbits can eat about 1 teaspoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store pears
Whole pears can be stored at room temperature for up to a week to ripen in a bowl. Once cut pears should be consumed on the day.
Where can I buy pears?
Pears can be found at grocery stores and farmers markets.
No – Canned pears are not suitable for rabbits due to high sugar levels and preservatives.
It’s not recommended to feed your rabbits pear seeds as they contain cyanide.