Homemade Banana Biscuit Treats for Rabbits

homemade banana biscuits: treats for rabbits

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Rabbits LOVE bananas! So there’s no way they won’t love these cookie cutter treats. Make the “dough” and create rabbit treats in whatever shape you want so you can give your rabbit some cute and yummy biscuits.

banana biscuits


  • ¼ cup of rabbit pellet dry food 
  • ¼ cup of oatmeal
  • ½ a banana
  • 1 carrot (or ½ a cup of baby carrots)


Yield: 24-30

Time: 1 hour

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF
  2. Blend the pellets and oatmeal together. Mash the banana and puree the carrot
  3. Combine all ingredients and knead into a dough
  4. Roll out onto a clean surface and use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out your desired shapes.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then turn off the oven, leaving the treats in for another 30 minutes
  6. Remove from oven and let the biscuits cool completely

How to make banana biscuits

To start with, you’ll want to pulverize the pellets and oatmeal together in a blender. Then mash the banana with the back of a fork and use a blender or food processor to puree the carrot. Combine all the ingredients together until they form a dough. It should be a molding consistency, not so wet that it sticks to your hands and not so dry that it’s crumbling. Add more pellet dust if it’s too wet, or a little water if it’s too dry.

Next you want to roll out your dough onto a clean surface. Traditionally bakers would sprinkle flour onto a surface to prevent dough from sticking to it, but flour is not safe for rabbits, so you may want to place plastic wrap or a silicone mat down on the surface to prevent the dough from sticking.

Use a cookie cutter or a knife to cut out whatever shapes you want from the dough. Try to keep the treats on the small side so you won’t end up giving your rabbit too many treats. Place your biscuit cut-outs onto a baking sheet and put them in the oven for about 20 minutes. Then let them sit for another half an hour to give them the chance to dry out completely.

Once they have finished, remove the banana biscuits from the oven and allow them to cool completely before giving any to your rabbit. These biscuits can be  stored out on the counter for up to a week, otherwise keep them refrigerated.

How many treats should a rabbit have in a day?

Even these healthier treats should be kept to a minimum. We want our rabbit’s main food to be grass-based hay, such as timothy hay. So try to keep the amount of treats you give your rabbit to 1-2 per day, unless you make them into smaller sizes.

Other considerations for these recipes

  • Wash vegetables and appliances before using them for rabbit treats. Make sure to rinse off the fruits and vegetables to avoid adding any residual dirt or pesticides into your rabbit treats. You also don’t want to contaminate the rabbit treats with people food, so make sure to wash any tools and appliances thoroughly before using them.
  • Other fruits and vegetables can be added and replaced in these recipes. You don’t have to use the fruits and vegetables that I use. If your rabbit prefers different foods, simply add them in or make the substitution.
  • Store homemade treats in the refrigerator or the freezer. You can leave the treats in an airtight container on the counter for about a week, but if you expect them to last longer than that, you’ll want to keep them in the refrigerator. If you are making them in bulk, you’ll want to keep extras in the freezer.

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Amy Pratt

Amy Pratt is a lifelong rabbit owner who has been specializing with rabbits at the Humane Rescue Alliance. She helps to socialize the rabbits and educate volunteers on the care and behavior of these small mammals.

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