Can Rabbits Eat Corn? Is Feeding Corn On The Menu?

Welcome to the bunny buffet! Today’s special: corn on the cob. One food that often comes up in the rabbit-feeding debate is corn. 

So, can rabbits nibble on some corn kernels, or should it be strictly off the menu? Let’s find out!

The Nutritional Value of Corn for Rabbits

Corn is a type of grain that is commonly consumed by humans and is also used as feed for livestock. Corn is a good source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. 

Yet, it is not a particularly nutrient-dense food and is not considered to be a primary source of nutrition for rabbits.

When it comes to the specific nutrients found in corn, here is a breakdown per 100 grams:

NutrientAmount per 100 g
Protein9 g
Total Fat4.7 g
Saturated Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Total Carbohydrates77 g
Fiber10 g
Sugar12 g
Calcium6 mg
Iron2.7 mg
Magnesium168 mg
Phosphorus276 mg
Potassium825 mg
Sodium6 mg
Zinc1.6 mg
Copper0.5 mg
Manganese0.6 mg
Selenium13.8 mcg

This information is for a serving size of 100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces.

Is Corn Safe for Rabbits to Eat?

While corn is not toxic to rabbits, it should not be a staple in their diet. This is because rabbits have specific nutritional needs that are not met by corn alone.

Rabbits have specific nutritional needs, and corn doesn’t really cut it. These guys need a lot of fiber to keep their digestive system running smoothly, and corn ain’t exactly packed with fiber. Hay is where it’s at, that’s what gives them the roughage they need.

And you gotta watch out for those carbs, too. Too many carbs can lead to weight gain and other health problems for rabbits. And corn is mostly carbs, so you want to be careful not to overdo it with that stuff.

Can Rabbits Eat Corn on the Cob?

Rabbits can definitely eat corn on the cob but they shouldn’t go crazy with it. Think of it like a special treat, kind of like how humans enjoy a fancy dessert every now and then. 

Just make sure to remove the husk and silk, because rabbits can have a tough time digesting those parts. And, as with any food, keep an eye on your bunny while they chow down on their corn to make sure they don’t choke. 

Here is a video of 9 cute rabbits eating corn together:

Corn Conclusion!

I love eating corn, especially with some lime and salt, ah it feels so great. Just because I love corn I won’t give my rabbit corn very often so should you if you love your rabbit.

That’s all I wanted to say in this article and if you haven’t fed corn to your rabbit yet then go ahead and do it today!

Have a read: Can Rabbits Eat Kale?


Is Corn A Good Source Of Nutrition For Rabbits?

Not really, no. Corn is like the fast food of the vegetable world for rabbits. It’s high in carbs and low in protein, which isn’t really what they need in their diet.

Can Rabbits Eat Cooked Corn?

Sure, rabbits can eat cooked corn, but again, it should be an occasional treat. Too much corn, cooked or not, can cause digestive issues.

Can Rabbits Eat Frozen Corn?

Yup, rabbits can eat frozen corn, but you should probably thaw it out first. Cold corn might give them brain freeze or something.

Can Rabbits Eat Canned Corn?

Yes, rabbits can eat canned corn, but make sure to rinse it well to remove any added salt or preservatives. Otherwise, it’s like giving them a can of salt and chemicals to munch on.

How Much Corn Can A Rabbit Eat?

Not much! Corn should only be a small part of a rabbit’s diet. A few small pieces of corn on the cob or a small handful of frozen or canned corn is plenty.

Can Rabbits Eat Sweet Corn?

Sure, rabbits can eat sweet corn, but it’s like giving them a giant bowl of sugar but you know a little bit is fine.

Can Rabbits Eat Cornbread?

Unfortunately, rabbits shouldn’t eat cornbread either. It’s also a processed food that’s high in sugar and artificial ingredients, which aren’t good for rabbits.

Can Rabbits Eat Corn Chips?

I’m sorry to say, but rabbits shouldn’t eat corn chips either.

Read: Can Rabbits Eat Bell Peppers?

Jacob Mathew

Jacob Mathew, the rabbit guy. He’s been working with those cute little buns for several years and he knows a lot of things about rabbits, if not everything. Jacob loves cats and bunnies more than any other animals. Read my full bio

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