If fed the correct diet, rabbits should receive all the vitamins and minerals they need and no supplements or treats are necessary. However, supplements can be useful in providing variety and preventing boredom...
If fed the correct diet, rabbits should receive all the vitamins and minerals they need and no supplements or treats are necessary. However, supplements can be useful in providing variety, preventing boredom and when training your rabbit.
The best "treat" to give your rabbit is a slice of banana, apple or carrot. These are high in sugar so should only be fed in very small quantities but are still much healthier than any pet shop treats.
Salt / mineral blocks
These can be bought in most petshops and, though they are not necessarily of any value to the rabbit's health, can be a good boredom buster. Be aware that rabbits can suffer from too much calcium as much as from too little, so consult your vet if in any doubt.
This could be something like a willow or apple twig for your rabbit to nibble on, or a compressed block of hay. These are good for your rabbit and have the added benefit of keeping them entertained.
Treats sold in pet shops for rabbits, for example, milk drops, corn based products, dried fruit are best avoided as they tend to be high in sugar and poor in nutritional value.
Rabbits have been known to eat biscuits, chocolate, bread and other sugary "human" food given half the chance. These are obviously not good for rabbits so avoid if you can. A healthier alternative is a bit of Weetabix or crispbread.
Vitamin / fibre supplements
Always consult your vet before feeding any fibre or vitamin supplements. They can be beneficial to sick rabbits or those recovering from an illness.