can rabbits eat cranberries

Can Rabbits eat Cranberries?

Cranberries are a fruit that is grown as a major commercial crop in areas of America and Canada. Most cranberries are processed into products such as cranberry juice, sauce, jam and sweetened dried fruit. A small percentage is sole freshly as fruit.

Cranberry sauce is the traditional sauce to accompany thanksgiving dinners and other roast dinner meals.

So can rabbits eat cranberries at all?

Lets take a look here and find out more by checking out their nutritional data. In particular, their acidic, sodium, calcium, fat, fibre, phosphorus, and sugar content is of particular interest as far as rabbits are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 46 kcal (190 kJ)
Carbohydrates
12.2 g
Sugars 4.04 g
Dietary fiber 4.6 g
Fat
0.13 g
Protein
0.39 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%) 3 μg
(0%) 36 μg
91 μg
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.012 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.101 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.295 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.057 mg
Folate (B9) (0%) 1 μg
Vitamin C (16%) 13.3 mg
Vitamin E (8%) 1.2 mg
Vitamin K (5%) 5.1 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 8 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (2%) 6 mg
Manganese (17%) 0.36 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 13 mg
Potassium (2%) 85 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg
Other constituents
Water 87.13 g

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As you can see cranberries contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, are quite acidic, contain a little fibre and sugar content.

This means that rabbits can eat cranberries but only in small amounts as they also contain a lot of water which means that if they do eat too much of them they will suffer from bloat. So a few two to three times a week would suffice for them

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