Treacle, or molasses (North American), is any uncrystallized syrup made during the refining of sugar.
It is used both in cooking as a sweetener and as a condiment.
Sugarcane molasses is agreeable in taste and aroma, and is primarily used for sweetening and flavoring foods in U.S
So can rabbits eat molasses?
Let’s take a look and its nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as rabbits are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,213 kJ (290 kcal)
Sugars 74.72 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.041 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (0%) 0.002 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.93 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (16%) 0.804 mg
Vitamin B6 (52%) 0.67 mg
Choline (3%) 13.3 mg
Calcium (21%) 205 mg
Iron (36%) 4.72 mg
Magnesium (68%) 242 mg
Manganese (73%) 1.53 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 31 mg
Potassium (31%) 1464 mg
Sodium (2%) 37 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.29 mg
As you can see molasses contain a huge amount of sugar and calcium, a little phosphorus and acidic content.
This means that unfortunately they can’t eat it at all.
It is extremely bad for rabbits and will harm them if it is eaten.
Molasses are best kept away from rabbits.
Originally posted 2015-01-31 22:50:19.