can rabbits eat boysenberries

Can Rabbits Eat Boysenberries?

Boysenberries are closely related to North American Blackberries and are a red juicy berry with a large shape and a glossy sheen. It is quite often eaten fresh and is included in preserves, syrups and jams. They are said to taste quite like a raspberry.

If you can find them, they are often found in farmers markets as your average grocery store won’t usually stock them.

Source http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-boysenberry.htm

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So can rabbits eat boysenberries, and if they can, how much 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.

Total Fat 0.1 g 0%

Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 90 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7%
Dietary fiber 2.6 g 10%
Protein 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 2%
Sugar 6.9g

As you can see boysenberries are high in sugar, have a hint of calcium, and are high in fibre. This makes them not great for rabbits to eat on the whole.

They are fine for bunnies to nibble on but not to consume in large quantities as they are just too sweet for them and are bad for their teeth.

Originally posted 2014-12-05 21:27:50.

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