In Rabbitry, a treat is a small amount of food or a toy you give to your rabbit as a reward or to show affection.
Treats can be used to reinforce positive behaviors, such as obeying commands or using a litter box, or simply as a way to show your bunny that you care.
In terms of feeding treats to your rabbits, it’s important to choose appropriate treats that are safe and healthy for your rabbit to consume.
Some suitable treat options for rabbits include small pieces of fruits or vegetables, such as apples, carrots, or leafy greens.
You can also provide commercial rabbit treats that are specifically formulated for rabbits, but make sure to read the ingredients and avoid those with added sugars or unhealthy additives.
It’s important to remember that treats should make up only a small portion of your rabbit’s diet, with hay and/or high-quality pellets forming the majority of their diet.
Overfeeding treats or feeding inappropriate treats can lead to obesity, dental issues, and other health problems, so it’s important to use treats in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.« Back to Rabbit Glossary