Easter Candy Deception

April 2, 2008 at 5:49 pm 3 comments

A popular easter candy known as ‘Bunny Corn’ is marketed a, well, corn for rabbits. It’s basically candy corn like you would get at Halloween, but colored in easter colors.

However, according to my research, corn is not good for rabbits.

Corn, fresh or dried, is NOT safe for rabbits. The hull of corn kernels is composed of a complex polysaccharide (not cellulose and pectin, of which plant cell walls are more commonly composed, and which a rabbit can digest) which rabbits cannot digest. We know of more than one rabbit who suffered intestinal impactions because of the indigestible corn hulls. After emergency medical treatment, when the poor rabbits finally passed the corn, their fecal pellets were nearly solid corn hulls! Source

A real treat for a rabbit is apparently a Bunny Biscuit

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jared  |  April 2, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Next year, Easter Biscuits it is then!!!

    I’m assuming the candy corn halloween harvest wasn’t good enough that they had to try to branch out, but bunny corn is just weird.

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  • 2. Richard  |  April 2, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    “…when the poor rabbits finally passed the corn, their fecal pellets were nearly solid corn hulls!”

    How is this different from any other corn consumer?

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  • 3. Richard  |  April 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    After giving this further consideration, the most disturbing issue that should be raised is that this candy is from the makers of Jelly Belly and THEY’RE NOT EVEN JELLY BEANS!

    The next most disturbing thing is that I’ve given this posting further consideration.

    Reply

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