can rabbits eat mulberries

Can Rabbits eat Mulberries?

The mulberry fruit in the genus morus. It is a multiple fruit, 2–3 cm (0.79–1.18 in) long and its Immature fruits are white, green, or pale yellow.

Its fruits turn pink and then red while ripening, then dark purple or black, and have a sweet flavor when fully ripe.

So can rabbits eat mulberries at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their sugar, calcium, fat, phosphorus, sodium and acidic content

Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 43 Kcal 2%
Carbohydrates 9.80 g 7.5%
Protein 1.44 g 2.5%
Total Fat 0.39 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g 4.5%
Vitamins
Folates 6 µg 1.5%
Niacin 0.620 mg 4%
Pyridoxine 0.050 mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.101 mg 8%
Vitamin A 25 IU 1%
Vitamin C 36.4 mg 61%
Vitamin E 0.87 mg 6%
Vitamin K 7.8 µg 6.5%
Electrolytes
Sodium 10 mg 0.75%
Potassium 194 mg 4%
Minerals
Calcium 39 mg 4%
Copper 60 µg 6.5%
Iron 1.85 mg 23%
Magnesium 18 mg 4.5%
Selenium 0.6 µg 1%
Zinc 0.12 mg

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As you can see mulberries contain a little calcium, they are quite acidic, and a hint of fat.

This means that rabbits can eat mulberries but only one a week at the most due to their acidic nature. Nothing more than that

Originally posted 2015-01-16 20:00:33.

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