Rabbits have an extremely delicate digestive system. Too much sugar absorption can lead to a bacterial imbalance and gastrointestinal problems, such as GI stasis. Other major health concerns, such as obesity & in rare cases diabetes will eventually surface. Because of their massive sugar content, it’s best to simply avoid commercial treats.
A Healthier Option To Commercial Treats
It is acceptable (not a necessity) to serve a natural source of sugar, such as fruits and certain veggies, with the condition that they are offered in small quantities, no more than once or twice a week at most. Carrots, for instance, are not vegetables that should be offered on a regular basis because they are sweet. Bananas are not recommended since they contain a whopping amount of sugar: 18.2 g of sugar per 100 g of bananas. Fruits that are rich in fiber, such as apples, pears, papayas, pineapples and strawberries are to be privileged. ** All seeds must be removed from the fruits or veggies before they ‘re served**.