Parsley is especially good for your rabbits health. It is known to help improve urinary tract health, helps treat inflammation, treats fertility, and improves their blood counts. Parsley leaves and roots can also be used to treat constipation.
The recipe I am using today will focus on Parsley. However, you could replace the parsley with any rabbit safe herb that you currently have an abundance of in your garden.
Rabbit Treats~Parsley Herbal Bricks
1 cup rolled oats, finely ground
1/2 cup rabbit pellets, finely ground
2 medium-sized bunches of parsley
1/2 of a carrot
1/2 of a banana
1/4 cup of water
(if you need more moisture, you can add more water, or more banana)
Grind your oats and pellets in a food processor.
After you grind them individually, if you have a large enough food processor, add
the parsley, carrot, banana, and water, and grind again. If not, grind ingredients separately, and then mix together in a bowl.
Top left photograph shows the consistency the mixture should make. Use wax paper, and flatten the mixture to about 1/4". Score the mixture with a knife, making small squares.
Lift wax paper, and lay it on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 35 minutes. Do not let it get too brown. Next, simply turn off oven and let it completely cool with the bricks still in there. You are attempting to completely dry them out. Any moisture means that they could grow mold eventually. If they still feel like they are moist, remove from oven, re-heat oven to 350, and turn it off again, and set them in for the cool down.
Another option would be to place them in a dehydrator at this point, if you have one.
Once they are completely dried out and brittle, simply snap them apart.
Store them in a jar or ziploc bag, anything air tight.
If you are making these to use up extra herbs, then store the bulk of them in the freezer. That way, you can have fresh herb treats for your buns in the winter!
Another added benefit of these bricks is the fact that they are hard and brittle. This is very good for your buns teeth! Just make sure to give them as treats. I usually give one per day, per bun!