can rabbits eat plums

Can Rabbits eat Plums?

Plums are a drupe fruit of the subgenus Prunusof the genus Prunus. They have a dusty-white coating that gives them a glaucous appearance and a rich yellow flesh and a stone in the centre.

Dried plum fruits are called dried plums or prunes, although prunes are a distinct type of plum.

So can rabbits eat plums?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their sugar, calcium, fat, phosphorus, sodium and acidic content

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 192 kJ (46 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.42 g
Sugars 9.92 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat
0.28 g
Protein
0.7 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%)17 μg
(2%)190 μg
73 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%)0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%)0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%)0.417 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%)0.135 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%)0.029 mg
Folate (B9) (1%)5 μg
Vitamin C (11%)9.5 mg
Vitamin E (2%)0.26 mg
Vitamin K (6%)6.4 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%)6 mg
Iron (1%)0.17 mg
Magnesium (2%)7 mg
Manganese (2%)0.052 mg
Phosphorus (2%)16 mg
Potassium (3%)157 mg
Sodium (0%)0 mg
Zinc (1%)0.1 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride

source wikipedia

As you can see plums contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, a little acid, a hint of fat, fibre but a lot of sugar.

This means that rabbits can eat plums. But they can only have a little of them due to their sweetness.

Just chop it up into segments for them and give them a few a week. Strip out the stone.

Because they also have a a lot of water in them, they can also cause bloat of they have too much of them, so be careful how much you feed rabbits.

Originally posted 2015-01-16 21:01:16.

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