can rabbits eat brazil nuts

Can Rabbits eat Brazil Nuts?

The Brazil nut is the fruit is the Brazil nut tree and is a nut that is eaten around the world. It is native to the Guianas, Venezuela, Brazil, eastern Colombia, eastern Peru, and eastern Bolivia. Around 20,000 tons of Brazil nuts are harvested each year, of which Bolivia accounts for about 50%, Brazil 40%, and Peru 10% (2000 estimates).

They are normally eaten out of heir shells but are also found coated in sugar or honey. They also found coated in chocolate which is a popular way of having them.

So can rabbits eat Brazil nuts at all?

Let’s take a look by checking out the nutritional data, in particular the acidic, phosphorus, sugar, calcium, fat, fibre, and sodium content is of particular interest to bunnies.

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66 g 101%
Saturated fat 15 g 75%
Polyunsaturated fat 21 g
Monounsaturated fat 25 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 659 mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4%
Dietary fiber 8 g 32%
Sugar 2.3 g
Protein 14 g 28%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 16%
Iron 13%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 94%

source wikipedia

Unfortunately, rabbits are unable to eat brazil nuts at all. This is because they are high in fat and will harm them if eaten.

They are definitely a food to steer clear of feeding them, with or without their shells on.

Originally posted 2015-01-05 19:19:07.

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