can rabbits eat canteloupe

Can Rabbits eat Cantaloupes?

A cantaloupe is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with edible, fleshy fruit. The word “melon” can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit. It is also called a melon.

So can rabbits eat cantaloupes?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their sugar, calcium, fat, phosphorus, sodium and acidic content

Nutrition Facts
Cantaloupe
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 34
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 16 mg 0%
Potassium 267 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.9 g 3%
Sugar 8 g
Protein 0.8 g 1%
Vitamin A 67%
Vitamin C 61%
Calcium 0%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 3%

source google

As you can see cantaloupes contain a hint of fibre, and quite a bit of sugar.

This means that rabbits can eat melon but not too much of it. A couple of times a week in small segments should suffice.

Just strip away the seeds and they will be fine.

Rabbits can eat the rind if you want to feed it to them. Again just dont give them too much.

Originally posted 2015-01-16 20:34:42.

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