Can Rabbits Eat Pears?

 

 

Pears are a great fruit to eat. They are eaten the world over and are a big favourite of many people.

So can rabbits eat pears at all?

Let’s take a look here at the nutritional data and find out a little more about this fascinating fruit.

As per usual we’re looking in particular at the starch, sugar, and acidic content as this particularly has a detrimental effect on rabbits.

Energy 239 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates
15.23 g
Sugars 9.75 g
Dietary fiber 3.1 g
Fat
0.14 g
Protein
0.36 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.012 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.161 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%) 0.049 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.029 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
Choline (1%) 5.1 mg
Vitamin C (5%) 4.3 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.12 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.4 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 9 mg
Iron (1%) 0.18 mg
Magnesium (2%) 7 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.048 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 12 mg
Potassium (2%) 116 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 MGM
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg

Source Wikipedia

As you can see pears have quite a high sugar content so it really isn’t the greatest of foods for rabbits to eat. This doesn’t mean they can’t eat it, they just can’t eat a lot of it.

Once a week in small amounts would definitely suffice.

Originally posted 2014-09-12 22:49:01.

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