can rabbits eat pecan nuts

Can Rabbits eat Pecans?

Pecans are popular nuts that are eaten around the world.

They are not truly a nut but are technically a drupe as they are a fruit that has a single stone or pit surrounded by a husk.

So can rabbits eat pecans?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

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In particular their fibre, sugar, calcium, acidic, phosphorus, and sodium content is of interest as far as bunnies are concerned.

Nutritional value per
Energy 2,889 kJ (690 kcal)
Carbohydrates 13.86
Starch 0.46
Sugars 3.97
Dietary fiber 9.6
Fat 71.97
Saturated 6.18
Monounsaturated 40.801
Polyunsaturated 21.614
Protein 9.17
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin (0%)29 μg
17 μg
Vitamin A 56 IU
Thiamine (B1) (57%)0.66 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%).13 mg
Niacin (B3) (8%)1.167 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(17%)0.863 mg
Vitamin B6 (16%)0.21 mg
Folate (B9) (6%)22 μg
Vitamin C (1%)1.1 mg
Vitamin E (9%)1.4 mg
Vitamin K (3%)3.5 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (7%)70 mg
Iron (19%)2.53 mg
Magnesium (34%)121 mg
Manganese (214%)4.5 mg
Phosphorus (40%)277 mg
Potassium (9%)410 mg
Sodium (0%)0 mg
Zinc (48%)4.53 mg
Other constituents
Water

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As you can see pecans contain a large amount of phosphorus, calcium, are very acidic, and a huge mount of fat in them.

This makes them particularly bad for bunnies and should not be fed to them as they will harm them if eaten.

Can Rabbits eat Pecan branches and leaves?

Unfortunately, rabbits can’t eat pecan branches or leaves. They are unable to any leaves or branches from trees that produce stoned fruit as they are poisonous to bunnies.

Originally posted 2015-01-06 22:40:21.

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