Homemade Rabbit Treats :: guest blogger heartfeltangoras

Please welcome Rebekah, a new blogger over at heartfeltangoras, to the blog! Rebekah is an incredibly talented artist and her blog features some great projects that you can create yourself. If you have wool, you need to check out her blog and drool over some of her felted items. I know I did. Without further ado, Rebekah has a great rabbit inspired recipe for us today…

Hi! I’m Rebekah. As a bit about me, I live in shoreline Connecticut, I have been a felter for about 5 years, and I’ve had rabbits for about 4.

[My blog chronicles] my felting projects, and my new venture in French Angora rabbits! At the moment (Jan. 2014) I have 4 rabbits, 2 French Angoras, and 2 shorthaired bunnies. In a few months I’m planning on breeding my first litter with my French Angoras, and we’ll see where that takes us!

Homemade Rabbit Treats by heartfeltangoras

Hello all! Here’s a new tutorial for you, how to make homemade bunny treats! I came across this idea recently and had to try it. (taa daa) My bunnies love these.

The Ingredients: (This recipe is easily halved or doubled)
-2 ripe bananas
-1 apple or 1 c applesauce
-2-3 carrots
-4 TB honey
-1/2 c oats
-1/2 c rabbit pellets
-1 c whole wheat flour

(If you are going to use an oven, preheat it to 300-325 F while you prepare the treats.)

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Next, shove ‘em all in the blender…

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and blitz until a fairly smooth paste

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Now lay a sheet of parchment paper (don’t use wax paper or it will stick) on your dehydrator sheet or cookie sheet

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Put the dough on the parchment paper

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Now, flatten the lump of dough a little bit, and lay another sheet of parchment over the dough.
Than roll out the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick with a rolling pin.

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Now just bake or dehydrate your treats until they are a tad darker in color, and dried but still slightly pliable.
In my dehydrator, that took almost 5 hours, it will vary depending on your dehydrator or oven, and how moist your dough is.
(if you are using the oven, heat it to 300-325 F. If you are using a dehydrator, use the meat or jerky setting)
Keep checking on it until it looks right!
Now just cut the treats, and you’re done!

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I keep a handful out with my feed supplies and keep the rest in the freezer.

Go feed these to your bunnies!

Go see Rebekah’s heartfeltangoras blog at http://heartfeltangoras.com

6 thoughts on “Homemade Rabbit Treats :: guest blogger heartfeltangoras

  1. Hi Sara, Just wanted you to know your emails are coming through about 4 to 5 at a time.

    Congrats on the new homestead! Andrew Quakingaspen-ranch.com

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