Can Rabbits Eat Asian Pears?

Asian pears comprise a large group of pear varieties that have a crisp texture and juicy, melon-like flavor. Unlike European pear varieties (such as Bartlett or Comice), Asian pears are ripe and ready to eat right after harvest.

Asian pears also maintain their crisp texture and unique flavors for several months with proper refrigeration.

So can rabbits eat asian pears?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as rabbits are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
Carbohydrates
10.65 g
Sugars 7.05 g
Dietary fiber 3.6 g
Fat
0.23 g
Protein
0.5 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.009 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.01 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.219 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (1%) 0.07 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.022 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 8 μg
Choline (1%) 5.1 mg
Vitamin C (5%) 3.8 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.12 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.5 μg
Minerals
Calcium (0%) 4 mg
Magnesium (2%) 8 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.06 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 11 mg
Potassium (3%) 121 mg
Sodium (0%) Water

source wikipedia

So can rabbits eat asian pears?

As you can see asian pears contain a huge amount of water, a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium and fat and a lot of sugar.

This means that yes they can eat an asian pear in small amounts but take care with how much you give them as they are high in sugar and water.

Feeding them foods with high water and sugar content can lead to giving a rabbit eat bloat and diarrhea if they have too much.

Originally posted 2017-04-01 17:00:53.

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