Yes – Rabbits can consume strawberries in moderation.
What are strawberries?
Strawberries are sweet, fleshy berries that come from a flowering plant in the rose family. They are a perennial plant that bears an edible fruit with a delicate aroma. The fruit is round and red with seeds surrounding it and they contain a white center. The unripe fruit is green.
What are the health benefits of strawberries?
The health benefits of strawberries for a rabbit are numerous. They’re a good source of vitamin C and fiber, and they also contain antioxidants that promote overall health. Rabbits have a high metabolic rate, and the vitamin C they get from strawberries can help to strengthen their immune system.
How to prepare strawberries for a rabbit
- Wash the strawberries in cold water.
- Slice into quarter size pieces.
- Optional: Cut the green tops and stalks of strawberries.
- Serve the strawberries in a bowl.
How much strawberries to give to a rabbit
The general recommended serving size is for an adult rabbit is: 1 teaspoon per 2 pounds body weight. Strawberries contain relatively moderate sugar levels.
How to store strawberries
Pat dry whole strawberries and place in a plastic container in the refrigerator. Consume within 2 days.
Where can I buy strawberries?
You can buy strawberries at your local whole foods and farmers markets.
Yes – Rabbits can eat strawberry seeds.