Christmas Treats for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Treats for your bunny

Rabbit-safe Christmas meal ingredients that you can share with your bunny include: carrots and their tops, celery, cranberries (fresh or unsweetened and dried), fresh green beans, and leafy greens such as lettuce and cabbage.

Guinea pig goodies

 The same foods that you reserve for your rabbit can be safely offered to your guinea pig, but some additional considerations for cavies are: small amounts of orange or orange peel, bell peppers, broccoli, apple slices, and berries. 

Holiday hazards

Avoid feeding: – Nuts and seeds – Potatoes (especially if raw!) – Sugary or baked goods – Breads – Meat

A home for the holidays

This time of the year also brings colder temperatures and freezing precipitation, so be sure your rabbit or guinea pig is housed in an insulated rabbit hutch or guinea pig hutch for optimum cosiness.

Special occasion treats and year-round feeding

Rabbits and guinea pigs both need a quality pellet feed (ideally timothy hay-based), and unlimited access to timothy hay or orchard grass and fresh water, with guinea pigs needing additional vitamin C.