How to make homemade sushi for your rabbits

02.06.18

A DIY project can be fun for the whole family (and your pet!) especially when the project is a tasty snack for your furry friends!

‘Move away from muesli’

rabbit sushi

June 2 - 10 is Rabbit Awareness Week, and this year the theme is ‘move away from muesli.’ Although often mistaken as suitable food for a rabbit, muesli, encourages selective feeding (meaning your pets choose only to eat the sugary and high starch components and ignores the essential fibre they need to be healthy!)

Find out more about why muesli is unhealthy for rabbits.

What should rabbits be eating?

A high-quality, hay-based diet is best suited for your rabbits. In fact, rabbits need a bundle of hay that’s as big as they are every day! Of course, the occasional healthy treat will always be enjoyed by your rabbits too… Why not make your bunnies our DIY Sushi rabbit food as a healthy treat, to be enjoyed in moderation!

View our infographic: What's good for your rabbits?

DIY Sushi rabbit food

You will need:

  • A courgette
  • Yellow bell pepper
  • Strawberries (two)
  • An apple
  • A leafy green (cabbage, kale, broccoli or parsley)
  • Mint
  • A knife
  • A peeler

Recipe:

Step 1: Slice the courgette into wide strips.

Step 3: Slot the ends of the courgette slice into each other to make a circle shape. Do this for as many pieces of sushi you would like to make. We recommend two!

Step 2: Make a small slice at either end of a courgette slice (the top of one end and at the bottom of the other).

Step 4: Leave the sushi cases at one side and begin slicing the pepper into small strips

Rabbit running around in a garden © RSPCA

Step 5: Now, slice some apple, making sure to de-seed and peel.

Step 7: Now that you have chopped your fruit and veg, you can begin arranging your sushi. Simply add the peppers, apple and strawberry into the courgette circles that you made earlier.Step 6: Next you can begin slicing the strawberries into small chunks.

Step 8:  For extra decoration, slice your leafy greens (we recommend cabbage, kale, broccoli or parsley) and tuck into the side of your sushi cases.

Step 9:  Finally, garnish with mint!

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DIY Sushi Video

If you would like to expand the menu, here's a video for another sushi dish you rabbits will love (using the same ingredients)!

 

 

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