Most likely you’ve been eating meat and meat products such as ham, bacon and sausages since you were a toddler. Surely you know that rabbits are herbivores and wouldn’t naturally eat meat. However, if you would offer your pet rabbit ham or some other meat product, would he or she like it? Can rabbits even eat meat products?
Can Rabbits Eat Ham or Other Meat Products?
The answer would be no, rabbits cannot eat ham or other meat products. The digestive system of your rabbit simply is not meant for digesting meat, which is high in protein and fat and doesn’t contain any fiber.
If you would give your rabbit meat, then most likely she would only nibble at it, but wouldn’t eat it. However, there are some reported cases of rabbits that did eat meat when offered, so it’s best not to offer your rabbit anything with meat.
If your rabbits eat a small piece of meat, then it probably would cause some digestive discomfort, but wouldn’t cause any serious problems for your pet. However, if you’d regularly give your pet bunny ham or other meat products instead of hay and pellets, then that is very likely to cause serious, even life-threatening, problems for your pet.
Rabbits’ digestive system is designed to process high-fiber and low-fat foods such as hay, pellets and some vegetables. It’s best if you stick to feeding your rabbit these things as this way you’ll ensure that your rabbit gets everything she needs to be healthy. Feeding your rabbit meat is not recommended because meat doesn’t offer your rabbit much nutritional value and it would hard to digest, in the long term, it could also cause serious health problems for your bunny.
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My rabbit ate a tiny piece of bread with some meat on It (not raw, actually overcooked). I was worried if my rabbit could die or get really sick. Thanks for the information!