Rabbits And Baby Food - Can Bunnies Eat Rabbit Food And Why Would They?

Rabbits And Baby Food – Can Bunnies Eat Rabbit Food And Why Would They?

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Baby Eating Baby Food

Okay, this sounds a little crazy, but if you are on this page you probably know why you might be considering feeding baby food to a rabbit…because your bunny has some digestive problems. So let’s dig into this topic and find out if you can feed baby food to a rabbit and why you might want to do it.

Feeding Baby Food To A Rabbit

First, newborn baby food is usually just mushed up vegetables which would be fine for rabbits. Baby food made for older babies is going to start containing meat, which wouldn’t be good for rabbits.

Rabbits are herbivores and should not eat meat, even if it’s pureed into baby food.

Rabbits can eat most newborn baby foods, though you need to be selective about what baby food you offer your bunny. Never feed a rabbit baby food that contains meat or that contains added sugar. Even naturally sweet baby foods like bananas or apples should be limited because of their sugar content.

Too much sugar of any kind is not good for your rabbit. Your rabbit will get fat if you overfeed it sweet fruits or even vegetables like carrots.

Why Feed Baby Food To A Rabbit

Baby food is sometimes fed to a rabbit that is suffering from Gastrointestinal Stasis (GI). This is a common condition where a rabbit’s digestive system gets plugged up and they cannot have bowel movements. Some people treat GI with moisture-dense baby food, but you should take your bunny to the vet if the condition lasts for more than a day.

Just be careful to look at the label on the baby food to make sure it doesn’t have added sugar. But to be fair, in the modern world, most baby food doesn’t have added sugar so it’s not bad for rabbits.

However, even if there is no added sugar, you need to choose low natural sugar baby food to feed to your bunny.


P.S. Here is the article you need if you are trying to figure out the best diet for your pet rabbit.


My name is Stacey Davis and my family has kept rabbits for decades. Here on RabbitPros.com we share our love of rabbits, our experience, and lots of research to help you enjoy your pet bunny even more.

2 thoughts on “Rabbits And Baby Food – Can Bunnies Eat Rabbit Food And Why Would They?

  1. I feel as if I’m doing everything wrong for my rabbit. I didn’t even plan on having a rabbit. Short version. She made friends with my cat and she ended up with me. Some people dumped her and about 10 others sometime ago at a very young age. She survived them all. I’ve had her 6 months plus. I wish I could get a list of the best brand of food to use and why instead of a generic description of what kinds to look out for. She’s been having problems with her stool and urinary. I barely found a vet and have been learning what I can. I still just feel as if I’m not doing or getting something right and the things she has gone through; well she deserves to have the best and I want to give her that.

    1. One of my bunnies has no front teeth and has stomach issues sometimes. When I notice that his poop is dry, small and hard, I give him a tbsp of baby puree pear (stool softener) or prune in the mornings. Baby gas drops also helps too. He has unlimited hay, one tbsp of Oxbow Essentials Adult Rabbit food morning and night (based on his weight) and a packed cup of romaine lettuce mid-afternoon. We visit the vet if he doesn’t get better.

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