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DIY Rabbit Treats

Between wanting to know exactly what goes into the treats you give your sweet bunnies, and wanting to save money on your bunny treats, making them yourself is a great way to accomplish it.

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Pinecone Treats

Step 1

Collect the pine cones from a pesticide free source. 

Step 2

Wash the pine cones in a sink full of warm water and 1 cup of white vinegar. Remove dirt clumps, insects, and dried sap. 

You may need to keep pushing the pine cones under the surface of the water until they get wet.

Spread the pine cones out to dry for three or four days. You can also use a dehydrator set on low to speed up the drying time.

Step 3

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the pine cones in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake on low heat (around 250 degrees F) for 2 hours.

Step 4

Cool the pine cones completely.

Step 5

Give your bunny his new Pine Cone Rabbit Treats!

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Easy - Organic Baby Food

  • 1 cup organic rolled oats, finely ground

  • 1/2 cup organic dried alfalfa powder 

  • 4 ounce jar of baby food organic carrots

  • 4 ounce jar of baby food organic banana (Can use a banana-apple blend)

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Grind the oats in a coffee or spice grinder to make a powder. Place the powdered oats in a bowl, then stir in the alfalfa, carrots and bananas until well-blended. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes to allow the dry ingredients to absorb the liquid from the wet ingredients.

Roll the mixture into a ball, then place it between 2 sheets of wax paper. With a rolling pin or large bottle, roll it out to about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick.

Cut out small circles (I used a 1/2″ diameter circle cutter) and place on the lined baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes (don’t let them get too brown), then turn off the heat and let them sit in the warm oven for at least an hour to allow them to thoroughly dry.

NO MORE THAN 1 OR 2 PER DAY

Parsley Treats

Katie's Smack Snacks for Rabbits

You will need:
* 1 c. rolled oats, finely ground (coffee grinder works best)
* 1/4 c. rabbit pellets, finely ground
* 2 medium-sized bunches of parsley
* 1/2 of a carrot
* 1/2 of a banana
* 1/4 c. + 1 tbsp. water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet or stone with wax paper (baking stones actually work best). Grind pellets and oats down to a powder and set aside. Puree parsley, carrot, banana and water. This should become fairly liquefied, so you can add more or less water depending on the consistency. In a bowl, mix puree and dry ingredients. Knead until a stiff dough is formed. Dough will be somewhat sticky. Place ball of dough between 2 sheets of wax paper and roll to about 1/8 – 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut into small squares and place on baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes (don't let them get too brown), then turn off the heat and let them sit in the warm oven for at least an hour. (The last step is really important because letting them sit in a warm oven is what dries them out so they'll keep for a really long time and not grow mold!)

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Raisin Wheels

These are cute little dehydrated treats that resemble little wheels. They are made with yummy banana and a raisin poked into the middle. Raisin wheels are treats that can also act as a fun toy for your rabbit as they figure out how to get the treat out of the cardboard lining.

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup of rabbit pellet dry food

  • 1 Banana

  • ½ cup of hay dust

  • 2 cardboard tubes

  • 16 raisins

Yield: 16                                                            Time: 1 hour

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF

  2. Blend the pellets into a dust and mash the banana. 

  3. Combine the bananas and pellet dust. Mix in the hay dust. It should be the consistency of a dough. Add extra water if necessary.

  4. Cut the cardboard tubes into rings about ½ an inch to 1 inch thick

  5. Add the banana pellet mixture to the cardboard rings. Assemble on a baking tray.

  6. Place a raisin in the center of each treat wheel.

  7. Place the treat wheels in the oven for 20 minutes. Then turn the oven off while leaving the treats inside for another 30 minutes. If the treats are not fully dried, flip them over and repeat on the other side.

  8. Remove the treats from the oven and let sit until cooled

Banana Biscuits

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of rabbit pellet dry food 

  • ¼ cup of oatmeal

  • ½ a banana

  • 1 carrot (or ½ a cup of baby carrots)

Yield: 24-30                                               Time: 1 hour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF

  2. Blend the pellets and oatmeal together. Mash the banana and puree the carrot

  3. Combine all ingredients and knead into a dough. It should be a molding consistency, not so wet that it sticks to your hands and not so dry that it’s crumbling. Add more pellet dust if it’s too wet, or a little water if it’s too dry.

  4. Roll out onto a clean surface and use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out your desired shapes.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven, leaving the treats in for another 30 minutes

  6. Remove from oven and let the biscuits cool completely

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Raspberry Cookies

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup of rabbit pellet dry food

  • 3 Tbsp of oatmeal oats

  • ½ cup of raspberries

  • 2 tsp of dried mint

Yield: 12                                                Time: 45 minutes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF

  2. Blend pellets and oats together into a dust. Puree raspberries and add the dried mint.

  3. Mix the ingredients together. Combine all of the ingredients together until you form a dough that’s about the consistency of a typical cookie dough. Add more pellet dust or water if necessary to get the right consistency.

  4. Spoon onto a cookie sheet and flatten with a fork

  5. Cook for 20 minutes then turn the oven off and leave the cookies in the oven for another 30 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely

"Gnaw Gnaw" Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pellets

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 3/4 cup finely shredded carrot

  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats, ground or 3/4 cup oat flour

  • 1 cup small pieces of Timothy hay using the fine bits from the bottom

  • water

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix together the kibble, applesauce and carrots to hydrate them.

  • Stir in the other ingredients. Mixture should be moist enough to hold together when squeezed in your hand. (May need to add 1 tablespoon or so of water as kibble and hay textures can vary.)

  • Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet and pat until about 1/4 - 1/2 - inch thick.

  • Bake for 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and use a pizza wheel or knife to cut into squares (don't separate at this point.)

  • Continue baking for another 30 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and cut on the same scored lines. Separate them on the baking sheet. Bake another 30 minutes.

  • Use a small spatula to turn the squares over. Bake for 45-60 minutes more or until dried to the desired consistency. When they seem just about all dried, I usually turn off the oven and let them cool in the warm oven - helps dry them out even more.

  • Store in an airtight container.

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Homemade DIY Rabbit Pumpkin Treat for Fall! | Rabbit Hole Hay

Bunny Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients:

 

  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin puree (you can use canned pumpkin but not pumpkin pie filling)

  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats

  • 4 Tbsp Dried Apples (without pips and stems)

  • 3 Tbsp Water

  • 1/2 Cup Flour

Instructions

 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. You want the mixture to have the same consistency as cookie dough, so you can adjust the amount of ingredients as needed. Remember that rabbits should have a limited amount of pumpkin, oats and dried fruit.

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and scoop 1 teaspoon of mix and roll it into a ball (or whatever shape you'd like your treats to be). Make sure to put at least an inch or two between it rolled ball of mix.

  • Bake your pumpkin treats for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.

No Bake Apple Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples

  • ½ a cup Leafy lettuce

  • 1 Banana

  • ¾  cup rabbit pellet dry food

  • ¼ cups of oatmeal oats 

Yield: 24-30                                            Time: 1 hour

Directions

  1. Peel the apples, then puree the apples, lettuce and bananas together in a blender.

  2. Grind the pellets into a dust and combine the fruit mixture with the pellet dust.

  3. Grind the oats until they are small flakes and keep them separate.

  4. With your hands, mold the fruit mixture into small balls. Then coat each of the balls in the oat flakes to create a powdered donut appearance.

  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before feeding to your bunny. They will spoil if you leave them out on the counter. If you want these treats to last longer than 2 weeks, keep them in the freezer instead of the refrigerator.

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5 Homemade Rabbit Treats To Make For Your Bunny (bunnylady.com)