can rabbits eat cherries

Can Rabbits eat Cherries?

Cherries are the fruit of the genus Prunus and is a fleshy drupe which means it is a stone fruit. The name ‘cherry’ also refers to the cherry tree, and is sometimes applied to almonds and visually similar flowering trees in the genus Prunus, as in “ornamental cherry”, “cherry blossom”, etc.

So can rabbits eat cherries at all?

We take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their sugar, acidic, sodium, fat, phosphorus and fibre is of interest to bunnies.

Cherries, sweet, red, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 263 kJ (63 kcal)
Carbohydrates
16 g
Sugars 12.8 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein 1.1 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin (0%) 3 μg
(0%) 38 μg
85 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.154 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.199 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.049 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 7 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.1 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (3%) 0.36 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.07 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 21 mg
Potassium (5%) 222 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see cherries contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, and are a little acidic.

They can be eaten but only those that have been pitted and are without the stone. They can be eaten but not frequently, one or two a week will suffice for them.

Can rabbits eat dried cherries?

Unfortunately, they cant eat them at all.

Originally posted 2015-01-11 00:17:32.

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