Cream is a dairy product that is made up of higher-butterfat layer which is skimmed from the top of milk before it is homogenized.
Cream which is skimmed from milk is called ‘sweet cream’ whilst cream which is skimmed from whey is different and is a product of cheese making.
So can rabbits eat cream at all?
Unfortunately, rabbits cant eat cream at all as it will make them very ill.
Medirabbit gives a good answer here;
Yogurt or dairy products should never be fed to rabbits, for the following reasons:
· Lactobacillus/Acidobacillus are not a natural host of the adult rabbit intestinal and, if surviving the passage through the acid stomach, it will not survive the anaerobic conditions of the cecum. The lack of adhesive capability may further prevent Lactobacilli from colonizing in the intestinal tract.
· Adult rabbits naturally do not have the right bacteria to digest milk derivates in the cecum and intestine.
· In the absence of those Lactobacteria, milk derivates accelerate the onset of stasis in adult rabbits.
So if your rabbit happens to eat large amounts of cream then do seek veterinary advice. If they eat a small amount then they should be fine.
Originally posted 2014-12-25 23:09:22.