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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Homemade Bunny Treats
Last Post by Sarita at 7/31/2013 11:38 AM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline Toki+Pumpkin+Elmo
Palo Alto, CA
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10/23/2007 9:33 PM

Well.. I've been doing some research about making Homemade Bunny Treats.  I'm just so sick and tired of worrying about store bought treats. So I decided to make it myself.

Lots recipes seem to be using pellets, oats, some fruits to go with it. But I'm also finding recipes with peanut butter, milk, bread crumbs, honey... I'm not sure if these things would be safe for my bunny. Here's some recipes that I found I'm not so sure about.

Rabbit Recipe

1/2 carrot
1/4 bread
1/2 cup milk
Squash carrot then tear bread in to peaces . After that add milk and mix all together!.

Sticky Sticks

1 spoonful of peanut butter
1/2 apple
1/2 piece bread
popsicle sticks
First roll the popsicle stick in peanut butter. Then cut up really tiny pieces of apple and roll the popsicle stick in the apple. Then crumble up the bread (over a plate!!!) so you should have lots of bread crumbs.
Now sprinkle the bread crumbs over the popsicle stick.

 


User is Offline Sarita
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10/24/2007 2:16 PM
I would say no because of the bread - rabbits should not eat carbohydrates. And milk - that's just not a good idea either. Where did you get these?

Why don't you just stick with a good old slice of apple or banana or other fresh fruit. Or a little bit of alfalfa hay or a papaya tablet or acidopholous (dairy free) tablet. Simple treats like that which will be okay for the rabbit and easy for you. Or you can do fresh or dried herbs or dried flowers like rose petals. There just so many easier and healthier options out there.

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
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10/24/2007 4:49 PM

Yikes, I ditto no to the milk, rabbits don't handle dairy well and peanut butter is a definate no too and bread contains yeast which can throw a bunny GI tract off. Me, I make some bunny cookies I modified from the HRS.  Here is their recipe and I'll see about bumping up the thread that has the recipe I do.

http://www.rabbit.org/fun/biscuts.html

 Here is the link to the recipe I posted and one from gravehearted as well:

http://www.binkybunny.com/Default.a...9033#10124

 


User is Offline Molotov
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10/24/2007 5:30 PM
thanks for posting the recipes. I can't wait to try them out..... one dumb question... are quick oats a variety of oat meal? Squashed super flat? Could I use regular oats from the feed store? I could probably give these to my horses too

User is Offline Toki+Pumpkin+Elmo
Palo Alto, CA
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10/25/2007 12:06 PM
That's what I thought too. I never heard rabbits eating milk or peanut butter. That website had a WHOLE bunch of homemade animal treat recipes. Apparently, THEY SELL THEM!!!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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10/25/2007 1:05 PM

Molotov you're welcome!!! Quick oats are the flattened ones that you use for oatmeal. The ones you feed to horses are just fine as they are smushed, I *think* if memory serves me correctly, rolled oats are not OK. That would be great if they can serve a dual purpose! I used to make snack cakes for horses using oats, honey, molasses and bits of dried apple. They loved them! But not too many.

Sep, *CRINGE* I cannot believe they sell them off as rabbit treats!!!


User is Offline MooBunnay
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10/25/2007 1:07 PM
Ew- thats too bad they sell those. Did they have some healthy treats as well? My bunnies love eating those rabbit cookies that were recommended by Scarlet Rose - and they are pretty easy to make too. I have a bunny shaped cookie cutter that I use Another fun thing to do to make your rabbit a treat is to make them a "gourmet" salad - I do that when I get a chance on the weekends, I put their lettuce and parsley all chopped up on a plate, and then mince a teeny peice of apple and carrot and sprinkle it on the top, and then top it with a raisin! Then I serve it to them on a plate, and usually one tips it upside down...bad bunny manners!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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10/25/2007 1:08 PM

OMG that is soooo cute giving them a bunny gourmet salad Moobunnay!!!


User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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10/25/2007 1:21 PM
Why thank you I used to also do that when I was little and raised chickens. I would make them salads of grass and popcorn and flower petals!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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10/25/2007 1:25 PM

Awe! That would be such a cute picture! What a sweetiepie you are!


User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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10/25/2007 5:21 PM
Somebody posted a recipe for bunny cookies on here a couple weeks ago! I'll try to find it again!

Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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10/25/2007 6:02 PM

Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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10/26/2007 12:39 PM

Eek that was me with my "other" name!  Wow flashbacks, that was last year! Yep that was me, HoppyBunny. FYI Rachel, I posted the links to the recipe too in an earlier post.


User is Offline Aislinn
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7/31/2013 11:27 AM
I know it's been more than a few years since the last post in this topic, but I was wondering about these homemade treats. I see a lot of recipes that call for bananas, and from what I understand, those are not good for buns, even in small amounts (I've researched through the House Rabbit Society website). I know a lot of fruits are bad. I thought I had seen a recipe that uses the really small bits of timothy hay that are always in the bottom of the bag and other ingredients, but can't find it again. Anyone have suggestions?

User is Offline Sarita
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7/31/2013 11:38 AM
Hi Aislinn, we do ask that you start a new post and do not pull up and respond to old pots - this post is about 6 years old - this is confusing to members. I am going to lock this post and request you start a new post with your questions.
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