Rabbits are cute animals with long ears and fluffy tails. They also happen to be members of the food family of cheez, which is made up of milk products like yogurt, cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, cottage cheese and more. But can pet rabbits eat cheez? Do rabbits like cheez? What to do if your pet bunnies are sick from eating too much cheez? Where can you even get cheeze for your rabbit? Is it safe to feed them this type of food on a regular basis? This article answers all these questions and more!
Food family of cheez
Cheez is a food that comes from the family of milk products. These are all made by curdling fresh pasteurized, homogenized or skimmed cow’s milk with an edible acidic substance like lemon juice, white vinegar or rennet . It is then left to stand until the mixture becomes firm enough to separate into solids (curds) and liquid (whey). The solids can then be separated from the whey by using a cheesecloth or strainer.
Can pet rabbits eat cheez?
Yes, rabbits can eat cheez. Most people feed their rabbits Cheez wiz or the more natural cottage cheese made of skimmed cow’s milk. However, vegetables like carrots and cucumbers soaked with a small amount of cheese is also given on occasions to entice rabbits to eat veggies.
Do rabbits like cheez?
Some rabbits do not like cheeze especially Cheez wiz. But younger ones enjoy it a lot and can end up eating too much of it if left around them for long periods.
What to do if your pet rabbits are sick from eating cheez?
Pet bunnies may get sick with frequent intake of cheez. The possible conditions include digestive disturbances like diarrhea and bloating, which could result in death if the rabbit is left untreated for days.
Where can I get cheez for my rabbits?
You can buy or prepare a small amount of cheese to feed your rabbit from home. Cheez can be bought at most grocery stores, but if you want to prepare it at home, an easy recipe is here .
Is it safe to feed cheez to your pet rabbits?
Cheeses are known for having lower amounts of pesticides and other harmful chemicals. They also contain calcium minerals which makes them a healthy type of food. However, too much cheese can cause stomach upsets and make rabbits sick.
Are cheez bad for rabbits?
Cheez are not considered as bad for rabbits. In fact, they give rabbits the calcium they need to keep their bones strong. However, it should always be given in moderation because too much of this food can lead to digestive problems.
What is your experience feeding cheez to rabbits?
I feed my rabbits cheez once or twice a week because they like it very much. But I make sure not to overdo it because too much cheese can cause stomach upsets, diarrhea and bloating which could result in death if left untreated for days.
What cheez are safe for rabbits?
Cheez that comes from the milk of cows, goats, sheep or buffalo are safe for rabbits.
How much cheez do rabbits eat a day?
A little amount of this food is enough to satiate your rabbit’s taste buds. You can offer them between two tablespoons to one ounce depending on the size of the bunny and what it can comfortably consume in one sitting.
How often should I give my rabbits cheez?
The frequency of giving cheese to your rabbit greatly depends on the amount you are feeding it. If you are giving one ounce or two tablespoons, once or twice a week would suffice. But if you are giving more than that, every day may not be recommended because too much of this food can cause problems like diarrhea and bloating.
6 steps to prepare cheez for rabbits.
- You can feed your rabbit a small amount of natural cottage cheese made from skimmed cow’s milk which is more accessible in grocery stores.
- If you want to make it from scratch, here is a simple recipe .
- Adding some vegetables like carrots and cucumbers can make it a more balanced meal.
- You can also feed your rabbit with Cheez wiz, which is usually available in grocery stores.
- But if you have a bunny that does not like to eat vegetables, you can soak the cheese in water so it will be easier to swallow down.
- If your rabbit is already sick from eating too much cheese, omitting this food from its diet will help it recover faster.
5 health benefits of cheez for rabbits.
- Provides calcium for stronger bones.
- Prevents constipation and loose stools.
- Has a high fat content that can prevent obesity in pet rabbits.
- Helps build muscles and correct digestion problems.
- Aids in vitamin and mineral absorption in the body.
5 Possible concerns when feeding cheez to rabbits.
- Can cause digestive disturbances like diarrhea and bloating, which can result in death if left untreated for days.
- Too much cheese can cause stomach upsets, diarrhea and bloating.
- Cheese is not a good source of nutrients for rabbits because it only gives the minimum requirement needed by this animal.
- Can be expensive if you are feeding it to your pet rabbits every day.
- May contain additives that can harm the rabbit’s health.
7 Tips before giving cheez to rabbits.
- Limit feeding this food to once or twice a week.
- Give your rabbit small amounts of this food because too much can cause problems with digestion and lead to death if left untreated for days.
- Do not feed your rabbit cheese from the grocery store because it may contain harmful chemicals.
- Always check with your vet before feeding your rabbit this type of food.
- Prepare it in a form that is easily edible by rabbits like small cubes or powder mixed with water.
- Be careful when feeding cheese to baby bunnies because they are lactose intolerant and can develop diarrhea quickly due to the high lactose content of this food.
- Always weigh the pros and cons of giving your rabbit cheez because it can be a good source of calcium and protein but too much of it is not good for their health.
6 signs pet rabbits are sick from feeding cheez.
- Sudden loss of appetite
- Disinterest in its usual routine
- Rabbits stop grooming themselves
- Increase in urination and the presence of uneaten cecotropes (the soft round stool produced by rabbits).
- It is lethargic and weak, unable to move or clean itself.
- Your pet displays signs of nausea like drooling saliva and excessive swallowing.
To Sum Things Up
I hope that you have found this information on cheese helpful. If so, share it with your friends and family who love rabbits! And if not, please let me know what else you would like to see in future blog posts by commenting below.