Mixing pumpkin carving and bunnies!
A quick Google yields some awesome pumpkin carving results, including this one which was done freehand. It's simple, but effective. You can get the 3d effect of the cheek contour by carving on the INSIDE of the pumpkin; scrape out the areas where you want MORE light to come through to be thinner!
I love this simple, but spooky, design! Image is from the blog http://www.barneyandjemima.co.uk/.
Can rabbits eat raw or cooked pumpkin?
A very timely question. Pumpkins... those are vegetables, right? Nope! Pumpkins, along with all types of winter squash, are fruits! If that weren't surprising enough, they are actually a berry! (Sometimes a VERY large berry!) Don't believe me? Read up on pumpkins and berries on Wikipedia!
Whatever you call it, YES, rabbits can eat raw or cooked pumpkin. However, whether it's a bite straight off the jack-o-lantern OR a bit of pureed pumpkin, make it a very small treat. It's high in carbs (starch and sugar), like candy for bacteria in the gut which can cause gas and diarrhea (as can any high carb veggie, such as carrots). While it's not unsafe or dangerous for your rabbit to eat it, too much could upset their tummy. Like all treats, feed sparingly!
Most rabbits DO love it, which is why pureed pumpkin is sometimes used in feeding sick, recovering or elderly bunnies. They might be very tempted to eat it (with some pellets or chopped hay mixed in) whereas they might be ignoring their normal food.
Not Halloween related, but so adorably cute!
A little cockatiel sings to her long eared friend!
Help your bun get their pumpkin on
We have a huge selection of yummy treats, and a few that are just right for this season!