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Thanksgiving treats for your rabbit

What’s not to be thankful for when you have a pet rabbit?  They fill your home with a warm, and happy presence. If you’re looking for a way to show your bunny just how much he or she means to you this holiday, consider the following treats!

Apples

When cutting up apples for the pie, set aside a few for your bunny.  It’s best to leave the skin on for nutritional value, especially if it’s organic.  Just be sure to wash it thoroughly. According to Susan A. Brown, DVM , it’s an especially good to give fruit as a treat to your rabbit every morning.  If your bunny doesn’t come to you for the morning treat, then you know it’s time to go to the vet.

Brussels sprouts

If you don’t have a baked brussels sprout dish on your menu this year, consider adding one!  It’ll be an excuse to pamper yourself when you drizzle on the maple syrup or a splash of wine, and an even better excuse to pamper your rabbit with a non-leafy vegetable that’s in season.

Parsley

To some it’s a garnish, to others it’s an essential ingredient, but to your rabbit it’s a real treat!  If you’re looking to mix up your bunny’s leafy green intake, consider this aromatic herb. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t feed it often, though, due to its high oxalic acid content.  

Whichever treat you decide to surprise your bunny with this Thanksgiving, be sure to introduce it slowly so that you can watch for any signs of stomach upset.

Are you looking for someone who can keep up with your rabbit’s carefully planned diet?  Hire one of our pet sitters! Our diligent pet sitters will follow your instructions to the letter.  Drop us a line today!


Candace Elise Hoes is a pet sitter and blogger at Katie’s Kitty. She is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California College of the Arts.

Image by Ajale from Pixabay

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