What Fruits Can Rabbits Eat?

15 options to share with your bunny

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Rabbits are herbivorous animals and can safely eat fruit, but the majority of their plant diet should not be fruit. Fruits should not exceed two percent of your rabbit's total diet. Grass hays, leafy green vegetables, and rabbit pellets should instead be the bulk of your bunny's daily diet, and fruits should be offered only as healthy treats. Too much fruit can result in digestive issues including ileus, a life-threatening problem.

If you want to give your rabbit some fruit as a treat, offer small amounts and stick with one kind of fruit at a time. You can slowly offer more fruit as well as different kinds of fruit, but monitor your rabbit closely to see how their digestive system responds to the new foods. If you notice that your rabbit starts eating less, is less active, gets watery stools, or has any other changes in behavior, stop giving the fruit and contact your veterinarian.

The following fruits are safe for rabbits as an occasional treat.

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    Dwarf rabbit with red apple
    Apples are safe for rabbits to eat.

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    A slice of apple can be offered to your rabbit as a treat. Be sure to remove all seeds and the stem before giving it to your rabbit.

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    Rabbit eating a banana outside.
    Rabbits love bananas.

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    Bananas are a favorite of many rabbits but are high in sugar, so limit them to just a slice or two and remove the peel before treating your bunny.

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    Rabbit with a strawberry.
    Strawberries are a popular treat for rabbits.

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    Rabbits can enjoy many varieties of berries, including:

    • Blackberries
    • Blueberries
    • Boysenberries
    • Cranberries
    • Gooseberries
    • Loganberries
    • Mulberries
    • Raspberries
    • Strawberries
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    Rabbit eating a watermelon slice.
    Watermelon can be a refreshing summer treat for a rabbit.

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    Small pieces of the following melons can very refreshing for both you and your rabbit. Just avoid the rind and seeds.

    • Cantaloupe melon
    • Honeydew melon
    • Watermelon
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    Pile of dried black currants.
    Dried currants are a lot like raisins.

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    Currants aren't as commonly seen as some other fruits, but these dried berries are still a great treat for rabbits.

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    Two ripe apricots.
    Apricots are safe to give to rabbits.

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    A smaller alternative to a peach or nectarine, apricots are tasty fruits that are also safe to give to your rabbits, sans the pit and stem.

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    Papaya cut in half on a wood table.
    Papaya is a unique fruit with a cluster of seeds in the center.

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    The fruit that surrounds these seeds is tasty and also contains beneficial digestive enzymes. Remove the black seeds and the outer skin before sharing with your rabbit.

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    Kiwi fruit sliced in half.
    Kiwi fruits are fuzzy on the outside but slimy on the inside.

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    Rabbits can safely eat the inside as well as the fuzzy exterior of this bright green fruit. The unique texture may be a favorite of your rabbit.

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    Mango with slices and leaves
    Mangoes are safe for guinea pigs to eat as treats.

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    You can peel mangoes before giving a slice to your rabbit, but it isn't necessary. Your rabbit will have no problem chewing through the skin to get to the sweet flesh. Just don't let them eat the inner hard core.

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    Green pears
    Pears are safe to give to your rabbit as a treat.

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    Rabbits require diets high in fiber, and pears are some of the most fiber-rich fruits you can find. This makes them a great option for an occasional treat for your rabbit.

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    Pineapple on side with slices
    Pineapples are tart and sweet treats for guinea pigs.

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    Pineapple contains digestive enzymes that may benefit your bunny. Simply peel and core them before sharing.

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    Plum cut in half
    Plums are safe treats for guinea pigs.

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    Softer than an apple but firmer than a peach, the plum might just be that in between treat your rabbit is looking for. Remove the pit before giving a slice to your bunny.

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    Rabbit eating a peach outside.
    Peaches are safe for rabbits to eat.

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    Peaches are a popular fruit with both people and rabbits. You can safely offer a slice of this fuzzy fruit either peeled or with the skin on but be sure to remove the pit.

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    Basket of nectarines.
    Nectarines are a safe treat to give rabbits.

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    If you prefer nectarines over peaches due to their smooth skin, rest assured that you can still share these juicy fruits with your pet rabbit. As with peaches, it is safe to give a nectarine to your rabbit with or without the skin, but the pit should always be removed.

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    Starfruit is an exotic fruit that is safe for guinea pigs.

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    Arguably the prettiest shape that a fruit slice naturally comes in, the star fruit is also a tasty treat you can give your rabbit. If you're looking for an Instagram-worthy bunny treat, try the star fruit.