Can Rabbits Eat Blood Oranges?

Blood Oranges have a crimson almost blood coloured flesh which makes them a most distinguishable orange.

It is much smaller than your usual orange and has a distinctive dark colour due to the presence of anthocyanins, which are a family of antioxidant pigments that are found in many flowers and fruit, but aren’t found in many citrus fruits. Blood Oranges taste quite like raspberries.

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So can rabbits eat blood oranges and if the can how much of them can they eat?

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

In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, protein and calcium content particularly of interest.

Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV

Calories 50.0(209 kJ) 3%
From Carbohydrate 50.0(209 kJ)
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g4%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugars 8.6g
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.0g 0%
Vitamin A214IU 4%
Vitamin C 51.4mg 86%
Calcium 42.9mg4%
Iron0.0mg 0%
Sodium0.0mg 0%
Cholesterol0.0mg 0%

source usda

As you can see blood oranges contain a lot of sugar, and fibre, and some calcium but are quite acidic as per usual with citrus fruit.

They are not great for rabbits to eat as they are very sweet and bad for their teeth. But can be eaten in small amounts if you really want to. But do be careful when feeding to them and if you are uncertain about them, then always veer on the side of caution.

 

Originally posted 2014-12-05 22:19:26.

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