can rabbits eat nectarines

Can Rabbits eat Nectarines?

The nectarine is a smooth skinned fruit which is originally from China.

It has a similar flavour to the peach which is more acidic.

It’s flesh is yellow, white or pink and it is a delicate fruit which is sweet in flavour.

They are fruit that is high in vitamins A, B, C and tend to be lower in calories that the peach.

So can rabbits eat nectarines like humans can? Lets take a look here and find out more by checking out their nutritional data.

In particular we are interested in their fat, calcium, phosphorus, protein, sugar and acidic content

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.54 g
Sugars 8.39 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat 0.25 g
Protein 0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(2%) 16 μg
(2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

Source wikipedia

As you can see nectarines contain a little phosphorus, are quite acidic and contain quite a bit of sugar.

This means that rabbits can eat a little nectarine but not a lot due to its high acidity.

They can eat a small amount but not a lot. Twice or three times a month in small amounts should suffice.

Originally posted 2014-10-17 22:19:37.

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