can rabbits eat macadamia nuts

Can Rabbits eat Macadamia Nuts?

Macadamia nuts are a nut that is eaten all around the world and is valued for its use a food snack.

Macadamia nuts a valuable food source, however only three of the species are sold commercially which are Macadamia integrifolia, Macadamia ternifolia, and Macadamia tetraphylla. They can be eaten raw.

Other types of Macadamia nut are toxic and are not eaten.

So can rabbits eat macadamia nuts at all?

image wikipedia

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data, I particular the calcium, phosphorus. Acidic, sugar, fibre, and sodium content are of particular interest

3,080 kJ (740 kcal)
Carbohydrates
13.8 g
Sugars 4.57 g
Dietary fiber 8.6 g
Fat 75.8 g
*Saturated fat: 12 g
*Monounsaturated fat: 59 g
*Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5 g
Protein 7.9 g
Vitamins
Vitamin B6 (21%)0.275 mg
Vitamin C (1%)1.2 mg
Vitamin E (4%)0.54 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (9%)85 mg
Iron (28%)3.69 mg
Magnesium (37%)130 mg
Phosphorus (27%)188 mg
Potassium (8%)368 mg
Zinc (14%)1.30 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see macadamia nuts contain a high amount of phosphorus, calcium, fibre, and an extraordinary amount of fat in them.

So unfortunately rabbits cannot eat macadamia nuts as they will harm them if they are eaten. So steer cares of feeding them to them.

Originally posted 2015-01-06 21:56:22.

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