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How to Make Inexpensive Rabbit Treats

Feeding bunny Inexpensive Rabbit Treats

I would do anything to make Sir Albert Gray, my bunny rabbit, happy and content. For my birthday, I received a whole bag of bunny treats that he loved! I put one out for him each morning and watched him roll it around for hours until he ate it. When I ran out of them, I wanted to buy him more of these treats. My goodness, these things are expensive! I don’t know about all you other kids out there, but funds are tight at my age. And this blog is not making that type of money (or any at all to be honest) for me to spend that kind of money! This is when I started thinking, could I make inexpensive rabbit treats?

After doing some research, I came across this recipe. When I saw that these were so similar to the ones that Albert loved, I was so excited. The best part was that I did not need any special ingredients and I could start making them right away.

Rabbit Treats ingredients

Grinding the Rabbit Pellets and Hay:

I will admit, I had to go into a sneaky mode in the kitchen when I saw I could blend his rabbit food and hay in the food processor. I figured no one would be thrilled seeing this in there when we use it all of the time for human food. But I told myself I would just throw it in and wash it REALLY well when I was done.

Hay and Pellets in Food processor for bunny treats

I added the pellets and the hay and started cutting and grinding it as much as I could. The problem was that the pellets were already so small that I still had some pretty large chunks.

Chunks of Rabbit Pellets for bunny treats

My next idea was to take a plastic gallon bag and use the meat pounder to bust up the pellets. This worked like a charm.

Mixing the Ingredients for Homemade Bunny Treats:

When the pellets and hay were turned into a powder, I added my carrots and banana.

Carrots Added to Rabbit Treats

I will admit, this did not smell wonderful.

Banana Added to Bunny Treats

Forming Rabbit Treat Balls:

You could decide how large to roll out your balls of rabbit treats. Sir Albert likes to roll these around, so I went with about a tablespoon and a half for each treat.

Mixing Homemade Bunny Treats

Alternatively, you could roll out these treats and use a cookie cutter to make cute shapes. I am not a fan of rolling dough, so I went with balls instead.

Rolling Inexpensive Bunny Treats

You might want to warn your family that the kitchen is not going to smell all that great for about an hour and half while these bake. My sister kept coming in and asking, “Ew, what is that smell?” I did not think it was as bad as our stinky cucumbers, but I love my bunny so much, I think I am biased.

Homemade Bunny Treats Ready for Baking

I was so excited to give these to Sir Albert once they cooled. We soon found out he would not eat them unless he got to choose which one he wanted from the bowl! Such a funny bunny.

Bowl of Inexpensive Rabbit Treats

I highly recommend these healthy and inexpensive rabbit treats!

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Feeding bunny Inexpensive Rabbit Treats

How to Make Inexpensive Rabbit Treats

Yield: 15 Bunny Treat Balls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Who wants to spend a ton of money on store-bought treats when you don’t have to? These homemade and inexpensive rabbit treats are both entertaining for your bunny and healthy.

Ingredients

  • 1 Banana
  • ¼ Cup of Minced Carrots
  • ¼ Cup Food Pellets
  • ¼ Cup Orchard Grass (or the Hay Your Bunny Likes)

Instructions

  1. Measure out the hay and food pellets and grind them to powder in a food processor and by pounding if necessary.
  2. Add carrots to food processor and blend until minced.
  3. Add banana and mix until a rough "dough" forms.
  4. If needed, move to a mixing bowl and hand mix to get as smooth as possible.
  5. Preheat oven to 250°. Measure out a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll into balls. Place onto a lined baking sheet.
  6. Cook for 90 minutes, turning balls every 30 minutes.

Notes

Adapted from Beanie Bun the Blog

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