Here Are 4 Healthy DIY Rabbit Treats
1. Dried fruits/ fruit chips
Dried fruit chips are easy to make!
Ingredients: Fruits like banana, apple (without the seeds), berries (without the pits), kiwi, mango, or pineapple.
1. Wash the fruits thoroughly.
2. Peel the fruits.
3. Cut them into equal thin parts to dry quickly.
4. Prepare the tray by putting the parchment paper.
5. Place the pieces of sliced fruits on the tray evenly. It should have spaces in between pieces.
6. Turn the oven to 170°F and bake for 6-8 hours.
7. After 6-8 hours, turn off the oven. Take the tray out and let the dried fruits cool.
2. Bunny DIY Cookies (without oats)
Ingredients: Half a cup of timothy hay pellet, half a cup of hay dust, 1 banana (any variety), 30-40 grams of carrots.
1. Blend the pellet and put it in a small bowl after blending.
2. Next, blend the fruits (banana and carrots)
3. Put the blended fruits in a bigger bowl, then add the ground pellets. Mix them.
4. Add the hay dust to the bowl, then mix it with the ingredients.
5. Let the mixed ingredients sit for 20 minutes. Prepare the tray, and put foil or parchment paper on it.
6. Get the bowl of ingredients. Use your hand to mold a small cookie-like shape, then put it in the tray one by one until it's finished.
7. Preheat the oven to 325°F for 10 minutes.
8. Put the tray of cookies in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
9. Take the cookies out. Let them cool.
3. Banana Biscuits
Make a delicious and healthy biscuit for your bunny with bananas!
Ingredients: a quarter cup of timothy hay pellet, a quarter cup of oatmeal, 1 banana, 1 carrot
1. Prepare a blender, then blend the pellet and oatmeal simultaneously.
2. Mash the banana, then set it aside.
3. Next, boil the carrot for 6-8 minutes, then toss it in the blender until it has a smooth consistency.
4. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
5. Mix all the ingredients, then kneed them on a clean surface.
6. Flatten the dough. You can use a knife to cut it rectangularly or use cookie cutters to make the biscuits look more fun.
7. Prepare the sheet pan with parchment paper.
8. Place the cut biscuit dough on the sheet pan, then put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
9. After 30 minutes, let the yummy biscuits cool before giving one to your bunny.
4. Frozen Treats
Give your bunny some cool treats for the summer! Frozen treats are easy to make.
Ingredients: Fruits of your choice or vegetable juice diluted with water.
1. Cut the fruits into tiny pieces.
2. Put the small pieces into the ice molder and then fill them with water.
3. Put the fruits in the freezer for 3-4 hours.
You can do the same with veggies or make juice from it to put in an ice molder.
DIY Treats vs. Store-bought Treats
If you're buying treats for your bunny at the pet store, there's a chance that they contain harmful ingredients like sugar, salt, or animal byproducts (which aren't good for your bunny). However, if you make your treats at home, you can see exactly what goes into them—and that means no more worrying about what might be in those store-bought treats!
If you don't have time to make treats for your bunnies, it is alright to buy from stores as long as you know what ingredients are good for them! Remember to only buy premium products for your rabbit's safety.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on DIY Rabbit Treats
There you go, bunny moms and dads! You can try these healthy and easy DIY bunny treats at home! We've provided you with the steps because we know you don't want confusion when picking out what's best for your buns!
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