Colorado House Rabbit Society

close window

Treats for Rabbits
Printer-friendly version to post by your bunnies' treats

Fruits and grains can cause digestive upsets if overdone, but they do delight our rabbits.
Most rabbits tolerate them in tiny amounts. Think of them as candy for your bunny.

FRUITS:  No more than 1/2 teaspoon per pound of body weight per day. Avoid dried fruits - the sugars are too concentrated. A 6 pound bunny may have up to 1 tablespoon of fruit per day

GRAINS:  No more than 1/2 teaspoon per pound of body weight per day. No grain treats if your rabbit tends to have digestive problems. A 6 pound bunny may have up 1 tablespoon grain per day.

Fruit or grain allotment per day:
(3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon)

Typical rabbit sizes:

dwarf - about 3 pounds
average - about 6 pounds
large - about 10 pounds or more
Weight Amount Weight Amount
2 pounds 1 teaspoon 8 pounds 4 teaspoons
3 pounds 1 teaspoon 9 pounds 4 teaspoons
4 pounds 2 teaspoon 10 pounds 5 teaspoons
5 pounds 2 teaspoon 11 pounds 5 teaspoons
6 pounds 1 tablespoon 12 pounds 2 tablespoon
7 pounds 3 teaspoon 18 pounds 3 tablespoon

Additional Treats Your Bunny May Enjoy

Hay Cakes:  Timothy cakes are unlimited chew treat

Alfalfa Hay Cakes:  Alfalfa may need to be limited for older or overweight rabbits

Acidophilus Tablets:  One to six per day

HRS Bunny Cookies:  Substitute for grain. Small bunnies - cookie per day, larger bunnies 1 cookie per day

Popsicle Sticks or Apple Branches:  Unlimited chewing enjoyment - a substitute for grain
         If the fruit of a tree has a pit, the bark of that tree is toxic until it is thoroughly dried
         The bark of these trees causes cyanoglycoside poisoning, usually causing heart and respiratory issues

Cereal Treats Dwarf
(about 3 pounds
(about 6 pounds)
(10 pounds or more)
  Cheerios 3 6 10
  Chex types 2 4 6
  Rice Crispies 1 teaspoon 2 teaspoon 4 teaspoon
  Shredded Wheat 1 2 4

close window