Whether meal or treat food, it's fun to watch a rabbit eat in awe and paradise, especially food you make- dedicated especially to your, well, special rabbit that deserves your well-made food.
Some of these recipes are made by me, otherwise I made another variation of another recipe. If the only thing that happens when you give it the food is that it takes a small whiff and ignores it later, it is not my problem or yours. Every rabbit has a different preference, just like humans. Although the stereotypical thought of all rabbits loving carrots, (Bugs Bunny come to mind?) it doesn't apply to every. Please do not take the recipe made by me or ask. It is mine unless credited and stated otherwise.
Remember, please use common sense when it comes to recipes that are treats. Overfeeding treats will cause obesity and other problems.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Place berries into a grinder or blender and have it chopped up in fine, gritty pieces. As optional, use these as variations:
- 1 tsp Honey; Put over mixture, serve.
- Bundle of Hay; Pour mixture over the hay.
- Create into cookies; Mix 1/4 c. Rabbit pellets & 3 tsp. Old Fashion Oats and add mixture. Using a tsp. measuring spoon, spoon out onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. It prevents sticking and doesn't add any grease at the same time. Flatten your cookies until about 1/4" thick and bake for about 30 minutes or until brown on the bottom. For a crunchier treat, turn off oven when and leave it in until it cools or take it out and let cool. Serve to your rabbits and store leftovers but not for more than 5 days in a refrigerator.
1/2 cup dry oatmeal
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup carrot, grind finely
1/4 cup water
Put oatmeal, wheat flour, carrot, then water in the bowl. Mix until smooth and somewhat creamy. On a cookie sheet, get a spoon and scoop the mixture and create make individual little balls until there are no more in the bowl. Bake 350º for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Give around 1 or 2 treats to your rabbit and refrigerate the rest for later uses.
3 pc. Apple, bite sized
3 inch pc. Banana, mashed till soft
1 inch pc. Strawberry
1 pc raisin, cut in1/2 (Best to find one that is not high in sugar or sugarless.)
2 Baby Carrots, both cut half 2 times.(Should have 8 pcs. as result)
Put the apple, strawberry, and raisin in your serving dish. After the carrots are cut, top it in the dish. After that, put your banana in there over everything else. Give it to your rabbit and watch her/him devour in seconds.
:Note: If you're wondering why the feeding amounts of the fruits are so small, it is because they are very sugary foods, especially if you give sugared raisins. They should not ever be given daily or more than once a week or two.
Put all foliage into a grinder and ground it until it is in small pieces. If you do not have one, cut it in semi-small pieces with a knife. After you are done, serve.
Note: Coltsfoot is the very useful for rabbits who have coughs and mucous.
(Can be used to help stressed rabbits.)
1 Comfrey leaf, grind
1/4 1 Lavender, grind
1/4 c. Rosemary , grind
1/2 Carrot, cut in small pieces
Take out the grounded plants and put it a plate. Add your carrots and mix altogether. Serve.
(For rabbits that aren't eating or drinking due to disability or illness should be syringe fed with this recipe)
(Credits to Willa's Ark)
1/2 Fresh Carrot
3-4 Fresh Broccoli Spears
1 Cup Fresh Spinach
2 Tablespoons Fruit Yogurt (not sugar free, aspertame can cause serious problems for bunnies!)
1/2 Cup Uncooked Oatmeal
Put the carrot, apple, broccoli, spinach, and yogurt in a blender. Puree ingredients until smooth (add water to get it going). Add oatmeal and continue to puree, adding water until you have the consistency of yogurt and it can be fed from a syringe. You may also use different vegetables, but make sure you use oatmeal. The porridge is ready for feeding. Store extra porridge covered in the refrigerator, and do not use after more than 12 hours.
Syringe feed your bunny water too, in order to make sure she is not becoming dehydrated. For bunnies that have diarrhea, feed them a serving of ben-e-bac once per day.
(Credits to Handmade Pet Recipes)
(Grammar and spelling errors are corrected by me)
1/4 c. Yogurt/Banana*
1 c. -rabbit's favorite fruit & vegetable-
*Small amount of water (for Bananas)
-Be sure that everything you use is rabbit-friendly.
1. Cut up all the fruits and vegetables and put them into a bowl.
2. Mix water and banana until creamy. (skip this step if you are using yogurt)
Note: The mixture, either Banana or Yogurt is named 'paste'.
3. Now take a bit of paste (the size you want your cookie to be) and put it on a plate.
4. Put the same amount of fruits and vegetables onto the paste. Repeat until you've made enough or used up the ingredients.
5. Put into the freezer for 30 min.
6. Serve to your rabbit and watch it munch it away! Give only 1 or 1/2 per day.
(Taken from Rabbit.org)
* This a treat. Give sparingly!
1 small carrot, pureed
1/2 banana, mashed until really creamy
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup rabbit pellets, ground finely in a coffee grinder
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
Mix pureed carrot, banana and honey in a medium bowl. Add pellet powder and whole wheat flour. Mix until blended. Knead in your hands for 1-2 minutes. Roll out the "dough" in 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick layers between sheets of plastic wrap. Cut into small cookies (about 3/4 inch across). Place cut shapes onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes (check to make sure they are not browning too much). Turn off the heat and let the cookies sit in the warm oven for an hour or so.
2 Strawberry Leaves
1 Blackberry Leaf
1/2 tsp. of Honey
Put all ingredients (excluding honey) in a coffee grinder. The results should not be too fine or too bulky. Take it out and put it in a bowl. Add the honey over the berries and mix until through. Serve to your rabbit.
Raisins are best for your rabbit when low in sugar or sugarless. I've tweaked it a bit, as in the dried/fresh part and the raisins. Who wants to give 1/2 cup o' raisins to a rabbit? I think: "too much!"
(Credits to Hopeful_Mom)
1 Cup Cheerios 1 Cup Shredded Wheat 3 raisins raisins 1 Cup oats 1 Cup dried apple bits
1 Cup dried/fresh strawberries 1 Cup dried pineapple 1 Cup dried/fresh carrots
(Credit to Free Pet Recipes)
2 cups cornmeal
2 1/2 cups all,purpose flour
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons butter
a dash of salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, and salt. Mix well by stirring or sifting together until everything is consistent and completely mixed.
- Add the honey, peanut butter, water, and butter. Then use an electric mixer on a high speed to thoroughly cream everything together. Mix for several minutes, or until all the ingredients are completely blended, and a dough-like mixtures begins to form.
- Check the consistency of the dough. It should be easy to shape and mold with your hands. If the dough seems too sticky, gradually add more flour as needed. If it seems to dry and crumbly, add a bit more water as needed to reach the desired consistency.
- Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Then begin to tear off small pieces of the dough and form them into marble sized balls, by rolling them between your hands. Arrange each ball onto the prepared cookie sheet and gently flatten it slightly.
- Repeat with the remaining dough until you run out of dough, and can no longer make any more balls. Be sure to space the balls slightly apart to avoid spreading and merging while they cook.
- Once all the dough has been incorporated into balls, arranged on the sheet and flattened, place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until firm and golden. Remove the cookies form the oven when they are done cooking, and allow them to cool completely before serving. Store any leftovers in an airtight container. Makes about 4 dozen bunny bites.
(Credit to Bunny Treats)
1/3 cup Frozen Raspberries, de-thawed
1/2 Tbsp Dried Mint
1/3 cup Rabbit Pellets
3 Tbsp Old Fashion Oats
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
With a fork, mash raspberries together
Mix raspberries with mint.
Mix with oats. Slowly add dry mixture to raspberry, mint mixture until well blended together. Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, spoon out onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (it prevents sticking and doesn't add any grease)
Flatten cookies with a fork to about 1/4" thick
Cook for 20 minutes or until brown on bottom. Let cool (For a crunchier treat, turn off oven and leave in until stove cools)
Once cooled, place in sealed container or bag. Can be left out for about a week but to prevent spoiling, refrigerate or freeze treats
Makes About 18-20 cookies
*This Recipe is great for those winter months when raspberries are out of season.
Papaya & Pineapple Cookie
I've decided to make my own variation(s) of Robin's recipe which she got from Brenda's, (the treat below) so that might answer your question about the similarity of the recipe.
1/4 c. Papaya, mashed evenly
1 spoonful Pineapple, mashed evenly
1/4 c. Rabbit pellets
3 tsp. Old Fashion Oats
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix pineapple and papaya together until it looks pureed and blended altogether. Grind pellets finely and mix with oats. Add mixture to the puree and mix until well blended. Using a tsp. measuring spoon, spoon out onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. It prevents sticking and doesn't add any grease at the same time. Flatten your cookies until about 1/4" thick and bake for about 30 minutes or until brown on the bottom. For a crunchier treat, turn off oven when and leave it in until it cools or take it out and let cool. Serve to your rabbits and store leftovers but not for more than 5 days in a refrigerator.
Although a meal that's healthy, you shouldn't give it on a daily basis. Too much herbs can give you the opposite effect. Please note, this is for adult rabbits.
The Deluxe Meal
1 Comfrey Flower (The leaf)
1 piece of Echinacea
First, lay them out on a table, cooking board or something cleaned easily and then wash your plants. Leave some water content on them. Just make sure it's not too soggy. Remove the petals from the Echinacea and separate the leaves from the strawberry. Put everything in a blender or grinder and allow it to grind or blend to the extent of almost being fine. Serve and watch that little monster munch it away. You can add some vegetables (i.e. Carrots), hay, or pellets as an option.
Moving on to the point, this recipe does not use baking (celebrate those who don't have an oven!) and it's easy (celebrate those who hate taking a long time on something!).
1 Blackberry Leaf
1/2 tsp. Honey
1-3 tsp. Papaya, mashed (not the seed or skin)
* Make sure ingredients are organic and free of pesticides, insecticides, and other chemicals.
*Wash the carrot and leave wet.
1. Put all the ingredients (excluding papaya and honey) in a grinder or blender and have it mixed until the results are chopped up in small,tiny pieces. Take the mixture out and place it onto a bowl.
2. Shape it into an even circle but make sure it's still very loose, like dirt.
3. Use your finger and make a hole halfway down that is the size of a ping pong ball (which is about 1 inch around) and add in the papaya then top it with honey. After doing so, scrunch everything up and tighten it to prevent it from falling apart. Serve and watch your rabbit eat in awe with the cake's potpourri.
Let me talk about myself first. I believe strongly in naturally being healed, not to oppose medicine completely or anything. I have not been sick for 2 years, ever since I've lived a healthy diet (Vegetarian; Vegan at many points) and if I was sick, I remember one time, I drank ginger.. ginger soup. At that point I'd probably be yearning for something different, but I really appreciate it now. Acupressure, massage, flower essences, aromatherapy, and tons more work. They relieve stress from you, and your rabbit.
Why am I slightly against medicine? If not, strongly against. there are doctors. People rely on them for being cured, healed, and spend time worrying about their illness. Another natural medicine; Happiness, is quite important in this aspect. There are prescriptions, medicines, pills all over out there. In the short term, they help. In the long run, they don't. Adding chemicals to your body won't be useful in the future, nor now. In that way, I don't like medicines. I don't like swallowing medicine with water (I've never had) nor ever will. When they gave it to me, I simply chewed it up; ugh, how icky it tasted. Besides, they ask for quite a lot of amount of money just for a check up or mouth cleaning procedure.
The most important, Happiness and Health, are the 2 points in your life. When you're healthy, you're happy, and when you're happy, you're healthy. I am not being religious here, in fact, I do not have a religion. I have my own- my mind, heart, and body and these concepts about naturally healing yourself are, well, more natural.
This doesn't always mean medicine is bad, either. In some really dangerous situations, you still have to wind up in the doctor's office. But what about preventing that in the first place? That's what it's all about. Ever heard the quote: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"? It's the exact opposite, but why?
Simple, too much sugar, or/and you fed it the seeds.
What I'm really trying to fetch here is your pet's health. You are basically responsible for their sickness and usually the cause, too, such as a drafty environment, or a dirty and foul-smelling cage. The recipes here are for reference, not a guideline to follow all your life.
In fact, be creative and make your own variations.
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