can rabbits eat peaches

Can Rabbits eat Peaches?

The peach is the fruit of a deciduous tree which is native to north west China. It is closely related to the almond and is distinguished from other similar types of peach by the corrugated seed shell.

They are the same species as the necatarine and peaches today are largely produced by China.

So can rabbits eat peaches at all?

Lets take a look here and their nutritional data and find out more. In particular their acidic, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, fat, fibre and sodium content is most pertinent as far as bunnies are concerned.

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 rabbits contain a hint of phosphorus, sodium, calcium, fat and quite a bit of acidic content. They also contain a lot of sugar content.

This means that rabbits can eat peaches, but not too much. A few small pieces two to three times a week will suffice. This is because of their sugar content which is quite high and so they cant eat too much as it would cause tummy trouble. So just go easy on the amounts of peach that you feed your bunny.

Avoid feeding the stone to them and get rid of it when you chop up the peach. They are fine to eat the skin which is okay for them.

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