Gummy bears?

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    Are they ok for my rabbit to eat? There was onelaying on my floor and my bunny found it and ate half of it but I tookit away from her because I wasn't sure if it's ok for her.
     
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    It won't hurt but I wouldn't purposely give them. I'm sure they're stuffed with sugar which isn't very good for any animal.
     
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    Besides being full of sugar, I would think thatthey would stick to the rabbit's teeth. With critter kids inthe house, under foot all the time, I find that I don't dare letanything fall on the floor!!! There's always somebody makinga lunge for it if it does.
     
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    I was eating gummy bears, and my rabbit was in his cage. I held it out for him to smell and he ended up snatching it away from me and eating it. He’ll be okay right?
     
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    He will be alright, but it is definitely not something I would give to them on purpose, as they even upset a human's tummy. I must admit, mine got into a few twice by digging through things just to get to them. Bunnies can somehow smell them in the next room, and mine go CRAZY whenever I open a bag, so I stopped buying them, haha. Silly rabbits do not know how bad these things are for them :(
     
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    Welcome to RO! As others have said, a single gummy bear isn't cause for concern - your rabbit will be just fine! There's nothing inherently toxic in a gummy bear.

    That said, rabbits ARE prone to diabetes if they get too much sugar or too many carbs in general from their diet (long-term). Gummy bears and most other carbs (including crackers, cereal, chips, pasta, etc.) should be avoided and things like fruit and non-leafy veggies (esp. carrots) should be fed in strict moderation according to HRS guidelines.

    In other words, you shouldn't deliberately give sugary/starchy foods to your rabbit... but you don't need to freak out about a one-time snatch of something "forbidden".
     
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    Most are made with corn syrup--same as sugar and can give them the runs--not good at all.
     

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