Yes – Rabbits can be fed raspberries in moderation.
What are raspberries?
Raspberries are small, soft berries that are sweet, juicy and tangy in flavour. They come in various sizes and colors. Their scientific name is rubus idaeus, and they are a member of the rose family.
What are the health benefits of raspberries?
Raspberries are rich in fiber, vitamins and nutrients. They are also packed with antioxidants which help to prevent damage to cells.
How to prepare raspberries for a rabbit
- Wash the raspberries thoroughly to remove any pesticides.
- Throw away any that have mold on them.
- Remove any stems and leaves that may be present.
- You can feed them to a rabbit by hand or put them in a bowl.
How much raspberries to give to a rabbit
Raspberries contain relatively moderate levels of sugar. Therefore the general recommended amount is: one teaspoon of rasberries per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store raspberries
Store raspberries in the refrigerator in a plastic container for no more than a few days.
Where can I buy raspberries?
If you’re looking to buy raspberries to feed your rabbit, you should visit your local grocery store. You can also try a local farmer’s market.
No – It is not recommended to give freeze dried raspberries to rabbits. Rabbits are herbivores and require fresh fruits to get their nutrients.