Yes! Rabbits can eat bell peppers or capsicum.
Bell peppers are very healthy and rabbit-friendly food. In fact, rabbits can eat bell peppers of every color.
We can safely add bell peppers or capsicum in only a small amount with leafy greens. Don’t try to overfeed them with bell peppers.
Overfeeding them can increase their sugar level, and it may lead to an increase in bacteria in the belly of rabbits.
Can Rabbits Eat Bell Pepper/Capsicum Cores And Seeds?
If rabbits swallow cores and seeds, it may lead to problems with the digestive system. They can get stuck in the digestive tract.
Seeds are also not harmful. But there is a probability that a seed could be stuck in a rabbit’s throat.
Because of that, there is a risk of choking hazards.
For that, always take precautions before feeding bell peppers to your rabbits. Rabbits have a sensitive digestive system.
How to Feed Bell Pepper/Capsicum to Your Rabbits
From the seeds to the stems and flesh, no part of a bell pepper is toxic to your rabbit.
However, the seeds, stems, and cores are harder to digest.
We strongly recommend cutting your bell peppers or capsicum into slices before feeding your rabbits and discarding the stems, cores, and seeds.
Do Rabbits Like To Eat Peppers/Capsicum
It can change from time to time. Most of the time, rabbits like to eat peppers because of their sweetness.
First, you can offer them a few bell peppers to check whether they like them or not. If your rabbits don’t like to eat bell peppers or capsicum, it’s OK and it’s normal.
Benefits Of Bell Peppers/Capsicum For Rabbits
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps muscle development in rabbits & it helps to maintain a healthy blood system. Vitamin C act as an antioxidant that helps the bones, skin, and connective tissues.
- Lycopene: Lycopene is an antioxidant that has cancer-fighting properties. Lycopene can help your rabbits prevent cancers.
- vitamin A improves your pet’s vision and develops bones.
- Bell Peppers are good suppliers of beta-carotene that helps to prevent age-related blindness.
- Potassium & Magnesium: Bell Peppers are rich in potassium and magnesium. According to research, this nutrition can reduce the risk of death from heart disease. Potassium can protect from muscle mass loss and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
- Dietary Fiber: Bell Peppers or capsicum contains fiber which helps constipation and gut motility.
- Vitamin K1. A rabbit that lacks Vitamin K1 can become anemic. This is dangerous as rabbits are already small and delicate.
How Often Should We Serve Bell Peppers/Capsicum?
Depending on the weight we can serve the best and healthy treats according to the rabbit’s proper usual diet.
For bell peppers or capsicum, you must feed them 1 tablespoon of fruit per two pounds of body weight, not more than two times per week.
Can Baby Rabbit Eat Bell Peppers/Capsicum?
Don’t provide bell peppers or capsicum to Baby Rabbit. They have a more sensitive digestive system. Capsicum is hard to eat and will be hard to digest for bunnies.