My Rabbit Loves Crackers

by Helen

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My Rabbit Loves Crackers!

My rabbit, 'Casserole', doesn't like carrots...

Although she seems to love Jacobs plain crackers, Shredded Wheat and Bran Flakes!

I'm not sure if these are bad for my rabbit as I can't find any information on it...

Can anyone help me with a bit of advice please?

We do only give her these things as a treat, although she does get some of these things everyday.

She does eat plenty of pellets and hay too.

She's healthy, very energetic and her treats don't seem to affect her in any way, but we were wondering if they contained sugar and whether rabbits can get addictive to sugary foods.

We caught her crunching on a tiny bit of a rock sweet the other day and seemed to want more!

Has anyone else found this food addiction with their rabbits??


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Jul 26, 2016
Please don't give your bunny crackers!
by: SARA

Please don't give your bunny crackers! My 4 year old bunny has had a bladder sludge problem for this past year. He has eaten crackers here and there but no more! I just learned specifically the biochemistry about why carbs/soy/wheat are so bad for bunnies! Believe me, you do not want to go through bladder lavages with your rabbit!! My rabbit so far will not eat hay but now I found a very specific pellet and we are transitioning to a new diet, what he is supposed to more crackers and carbs!

Apr 13, 2016
Casseroles eating habits
by: Helen

Thanks for that advice Kerry. She does got plenty of other things too such as dandelion leafs and grass, but ever since we've had her (since January) she's always turned her nose up at things such as broccoli and carrots or any fruit, I think we've tried her on almost everything. She likes cauliflower leaves and parsley, that's about it really. We dont give her piles of crackers or shredded wheat etc but I will try and cut it down.
Thanks for responding xx

Apr 13, 2016
Mmmm A sweet tooth hey!
by: Kerry

Like us, rabbits can get addicted to high sugar foods, and Yes, the crackers and the shredded wheat & bran flakes will have sugar in them.

Of course vegetables and fruits have sugar in them too, eg carrots are quite high in natural sugars and so are all fruits.

Your rabbit just needs to come down off the false sugar high and get more natural. lol

The best rule I always go by is that if it doesn't grow naturally, then don't give it as food.

For example you can't get a cracker tree or a bran-flake plant.

It might take a few weeks for your bun to get off their sugar addition, but my advice is to gradually cut these foods out over the course of 3 or 4 weeks and replace them with things like; kale, brocolli, romaine lettuce, apple, peach, pear, parsley, corriander etc as 'treat' foods instead.

You'll be doing her a massive favour. She'll live longer and be much, much healthier in the long run.

If you carry on you WILL have a very expensive vet bill in about 6 months. Yukk, not good!

Good luck with your gorgeous Casserole - what a great name too - Very funny!

Thanks for sharing your bunny story.

Warmest bunny hopping hugs :-)

Kerry x
(Just Rabbits Limited)

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