Can rabbits eat bread?

Rabbits are one of the most common pets in homes. However, do we know what a rabbit can and cannot eat? For example, can rabbits eat bread? 

In many cases, foods that are beneficial to some species turn out to be toxic to others. In fact, there are many forbidden foods for your rabbits. Pan is one of them.

Can rabbits eat bread?

Bread is one of the forbidden foods for rabbits. Eating bread could bring you many health problems, such as obesity, stomach problems …

The digestive system of all animals has the ability to process certain substances and reject the presence of others. This is exactly what will happen if you feed your rabbit bread – its body will start to reject it.

Why is bread bad for rabbits?

Bread that contains wheat and also contains  starch, both of which are quite harmful to the digestive system of lagomorphs. The digestive system of a rabbit is unable to process starch so it ferments, causes diarrhea and affects the stomach developing more serious problems such as ulcers.

It is important to note that diarrhea in rabbits can cause death, mainly due to severe dehydration. Regular bread intake can make your rabbit obese, a condition that is very detrimental to its health.

How to properly feed a rabbit?

Formerly, in many houses, bread was used to feed rabbits since it made them fatter quickly, to later be consumed … I guess that’s where the myth comes from that rabbits can eat bread.

We must not forget that the diet of a pet rabbit should be based mainly on hay .

In general we could divide  the feeding of our bunny as follows:

  • 70% -80% hay or fresh grass
  • 20% fresh food (leafy vegetables or wild herbs)
  • Complements: high-end feed and healthy “sweets” or fruits as a prize.
  • Without forgetting the most important element of your diet: water.

What other foods are prohibited in the feeding of a rabbit?

This type of food can have serious consequences on your body, they should never be offered.

  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Cookies
  • Walnuts
  • Sugary cereals
  • Beans
  • Corn
  • Oatmeal
  • Do not use seed and cereal feed
  • Dairy products
  • Potato
  • Garlic
  • Onion

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