Can Rabbits Eat Corn

Can Rabbits Eat Corn

Corn and sweet corn are enjoyable and tasty vegetables for us to eat, and some animals enjoy them too. But, can rabbits eat corn and is it good for them? No, corn is on the list of banned food items, so please don’t attempt to give it to your rabbit.

There are a lot of different types and sizes of corn, but typically speaking corn has a hull (the shell) and this cannot be digested properly and broken down by rabbits. These hulls can get stuck in their digestive passages and cause potentially fatal blockages.

When it comes to giving rabbits different vegetables you should stick with leafy greens and vegetables that are known to be safe for them to eat. Give them no more than a cup full a day and mix up the vegetables to provide a good range of vitamins and minerals.

Rabbits mostly eat Timothy hay and specially formulated pellets. This gives them all the nutrition they need and will keep them healthy. Vegetables are just a supplement to their diet and not a staple part of it. Keep corn well away from them, keep treats to a minimum, and do everything you can to give your bunnies the best care possible. In return they will give you all the love and fun you could ask for!