Dates are an oval-cylindrical fruit whose name comes from the Greek word for finger which is dáktulos because of its elongated shape. It measures between 3–7 cm long, and 2–3 cm (0.79–1.18 in) diameter, and when ripe, range from bright red to bright yellow in colour, depending on variety. Dates contain a single stone about 2–2.5 cm (0.79–0.98 in) long and 6–8 mm (0.24–0.31 in) thick.
So can rabbits eat dates at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about them. In particular their calcium, phosphorus, acidic, fat, fibre, sodium, and sugar content is of particular interest as far as bunnies are concerned.
As you can see dates contain a lot of phosphorus, a little calcium, they are quite acidic, a hint of fat, but an extraordinary a,out of sugar. This unfortunately rules them out for rabbits. They are just too sweet for bunnies to eat. If they do have a nibble of one, then they will be fine but nothing more than that.
Originally posted 2015-01-20 20:33:01.