When I was a child Halloween was all about carving the pumpkin and putting it outside to scare the goblins away. As I got older it became more about carving the pumpkin and roasting the seeds. And, oh yes, handing out candy to the kids.
Then I adopted bunnies. Now Halloween is about roasting the seeds (for me) and giving the pumpkin to the bunnies.
Rabbits LOVE pumpkin and it’s a food that is actually good for them! Pumpkin has loads of fiber and not too much sugar that, in moderation, won’t upset your bunny’s good gut bacteria.
I always have either a can of pure pumpkin purée or baby food pumpkin on hand for when one of my bunnies needs some incentive to eat. But the best is always fresh. So I buy a pumpkin, put it on the floor and let the buns go to town. Once they get past the rind and into the flesh, I keep an eye out to make sure that they don’t eat it all up at once!
Since I love pumpkin seeds, I always get a pumpkin for myself. After scooping out the seeds, I carve the pumpkin into pieces freezing some of it into small pieces for later use. The rest I roast. Once cooled, I mash it up and distribute it into ice-cube trays. Freeze the trays and then empty the contents into plastic bags. Now you have pumpkin treats for your bunny for any time of the year!