can rabbits eat oranges

Can Rabbits eat Oranges?

Oranges are a citrus fruit and are found around the world in different countries. For this post we are concerned with sweet oranges.

So can rabbits eat oranges at all?

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 197 kJ (47 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.75 g
Sugars 9.35 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat
0.12 g
Protein
0.94 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (1%) 11 μg
Thiamine (B1) (8%) 0.087 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.282 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.25 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.06 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 30 μg
Choline (2%) 8.4 mg
Vitamin C (64%) 53.2 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.18 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (4%) 40 mg
Iron (1%) 0.1 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (1%) 0.025 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 181 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Water 86.75 g

As you can see oranges contain a little phosphorus, they are a little phosphorus, and are very sweet. This means that rabbits can eat oranges but not too much. Once a week should suffice due to their acidity.

This includes oranges peel, however the pips or seeds should be avoided.

Originally posted 2015-01-22 21:40:41.

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