can rabbits eat damsons

Can Rabbits eat Damsons?

Damsons or damson plums as they are otherwise called are an edible drupe fruit and a subs prices of the plum. They are a relatively small plum like fruit that has a distinctive astringent taste and is used in cooking particularly in jams and preserves.

So can rabbits eat damsons at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. Unfortunately this was the only nutritional data table I could find.

source wikipedia

PRINCIPAL NUTRITION VALUE IN gm/ mg
Vitamin c 9.5 mg
Water 70%
Fiber 1.4 gmc
Protein 0.70 gm
Phosphorous 16 mg
Potassium 157 mg

As you can see it does have quite a lot of phosphorus and water in it, so if they are going to eat it they can only eat it in small amounts as it will cause bloat if they do eat too much of it. So do regulate how much of it is eaten, small segments should suffice once a week.

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