Can Rabbits eat Dairy?

Dairy is product of the harvesting of animal milk and is mostly from cows or goats. It is also known to be produced from sheep, buffaloes, horses, camels, yaks, and buffaloes.

From this animal milk, many different products can be produced which are usually high energy-yielding food products. These are produced in a production plants. Dairy products are commonly found in European, Middle eastern and indian cuisine.

Dairy products include;

Aarts, Amasi, Ayran, Baked Milk, Basundi, Bhuna Khoya, Blaand, Black Kashk, Booza, Buffalo Curd, Bulgarian Yogurt, Butter, Butterfat, Buttermilk, Buttermilk Kodskal, Buttermilk powder, Cacik, Camel milk, Casein, Caudle, Chaas, Chal, Chalap, Chass, Cheese, Clabber, Clotted Cream, Condensed Milk, Cottage Cheese, Cream, Cream cheese, Crème anglaise, Crème fraiche, Cuajada, Curd, Curd snack, Custard, Dadiah, Daigo, Dondurma, Donkey milk, Duce de Leche, Doogh, Evaporated milk, Filled milk, Filmjolk, Feta, Fromage frais
Fermented milk products, Frozen yogurt, Galaith, Gelato, Goat milk, Gombel, Gomme, Horse milk, Ice cream, ice milk, indian diary products, infant formula, junket, kask, aaruul, chortan, qurut, kaymak, kefir, khoa, kulfi, kumis, Lassi, Leben, Malai, Matzoon, Milk
Milk skin, Misa, Mitha Dahi, Moose milk, Mursik, Paneer, Pomazankove maslo, Powedered milk, Processed cheese, Pytia, Qimiq, Quark, Qatiq
Reindeer milk, Ryazhenka, Semifreddo, Sergem, Sheep milk, Shrikhand, Skorup, Skyr, Smantana, Smetana, So, Soft serve, Sour cream, soured milk, Spaghetteis, Stewler, Strained yogurt, Surmjolk, Tuttis, Urda, Uunijuusto, Vaccenic acid, Viili, Vla, Whey, Whey protein, Whipped cream Yak butter, Yak milk, Yakult, Ymer, Yogurt, Zincica.

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So can rabbits eat dairy products?

Unfortuntely, rabbits are unable to eat any kind of dairy products. This is because they are high in fat and their tummies just cannot take them.

According to medirabbit, it is 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.

If they do eat dairy, then they will get ill. So it is best to keep them away from any kind of dairy product.

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