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can rabbits eat ice

Can Rabbits eat Ice?

The thing with rabbits is that when it comes to heat, they don’t respond to it very well. Because they have a thick coat of fur they are designed to stay insulated and so it is very easy for them to overheat.

So they love it when they have things to keep them cool during times when the sun is bearing down on them.

So if they are overheating can they be given ice to eat?

Yes they certainly can and it will help them to keep cool. It is perfectly fine for them to nibble on an ice cube. They may even enjoy having an ice cube rubbed on them if it gets really hot.

Remember ice is only frozen water which is the best kind of liquid for them.

As rabbits are more susceptible to heatstroke than humans then ice can help to keep them cool.

In winter if there is ice around then it is fine for rabbits to chew on it, it wont do them any harm. They will know what to chew and what not to chew.

If you are planning to give your rabbit some ice, just make sure it isn’t flavoured in any way, plain ice is fine for them. Any ice that has been flavoured with sugared juice is not good for them.

Originally posted 2014-12-08 10:18:10.

Can Rabbits eat Baby Food?

Baby food is an easy consumed and soft food or formula for very young children that is made specifically for babies who do not have the ability to chew food. Babies between the age of four months and two years normally to eat baby food like this and it comes in a number of different tastes and varieties. It is often bought in jars or cans and then served in dishes for the baby.

So can rabbits eat baby food at all?

Unfortunately they cant eat baby food as they cannot eat what it contains. They cannot eat processed foods or any foods that have been cooked. If you are thinking about it, then it just isnt worth feeding them baby food at all

 

 

Originally posted 2014-12-05 23:03:51.

Can Rabbits Eat Blood Oranges?

Blood Oranges have a crimson almost blood coloured flesh which makes them a most distinguishable orange.

It is much smaller than your usual orange and has a distinctive dark colour due to the presence of anthocyanins, which are a family of antioxidant pigments that are found in  many flowers and fruit, but aren’t found in many citrus fruits. Blood Oranges taste quite like raspberries.

image wikipedia

So can rabbits eat blood oranges and if the can how much of them can they eat?

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

In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, protein and calcium content particularly of interest.

Amounts Per Selected Serving%DV

Calories 50.0(209 kJ) 3%
From Carbohydrate 50.0(209 kJ)
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g4%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugars 8.6g
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Protein 0.0g 0%
Vitamin A214IU 4%
Vitamin C 51.4mg 86%
Calcium 42.9mg4%
Iron0.0mg 0%
Sodium0.0mg 0%
Cholesterol0.0mg 0%

source usda

As you can see blood oranges contain a lot of sugar, and fibre, and some calcium but are quite acidic as per usual with citrus fruit.

They are not great for rabbits to eat as they are very sweet and bad for their teeth. But can be eaten in small amounts if you really want to. But do be careful when feeding to them and if you are uncertain about them, then always veer on the side of caution.

 

Originally posted 2014-12-05 22:19:26.

can rabbits eat plum tree branches

Can Rabbits Eat Plum Tree Branches?

Plums are a great food to eat for all the family and are grown in most places in the northern hemisphere.

So can rabbits eat plum branches at all?

image wikipedia

Unfortunately they cant at all because they cannot eat stone-fruit branches such as cherry and peach.

This is because the hardwood from stone-fruits has arsenic in it and will make them seriously ill, if not kill them if digested.

The same goes for peach tree fruit and leaves. So if you have a peach tree in your back yard or garden, it is worth moving your rabbits accomodation well away from the peach tree.

Originally posted 2014-10-12 08:50:00.

can rabbits eat cherry tree branches

Can Rabbits Eat Cherry Tree Branches?

Rabbits are well known for loving fruit tree branches because of their love for chewing them.

They love the taste and they help to wear down their teeth.

So what about trees such as the cherry tree. Can rabbits eat cherry tree branches?

image wikipedia

Unfortunately no they can’t.

Rabbits cant eat any tree branches from fruit with stones in them. This includes fruit branches from fruit such as peaches, plums and apricots.

They cant even eat their leaves, let alone their fruit because they are bad for them.

So steer clear of feeding them cherry tree branches, and if their hutch is close to a cherry tree, then it would be a good idea to move it to another location.

Originally posted 2014-10-11 20:51:52.

can rabbits drink lemonade

Can Rabbits Drink Lemonade?

Lemonade is a drink that a lot of people love and is drunk around the world.

It is the name for a number of sweetened beverages found around the world, all characterized by lemon flavor.

Most lemonade varieties can be separated into two distinct types: cloudy, and clear, each known simply as “lemonade” in countries where dominant. (source wikipedia)

But what about if rabbits drink lemonade. Is it ok for them to drink?

Can rabbits drink lemonade at all?

Unfortunately it’s not good for them to drink and this is of several reasons.

Firstly, they just can’t handle to gas.

Secondly, it is far too sweet for them to drink.

So it is defiantly a food to avoid giving to rabbits. Stick to giving them water which is far more nutritious and refreshing for them to drink.

Originally posted 2014-09-05 17:11:24.

can rabbits drink hot chocolate

Can Rabbits Drink Hot Chocolate?

Hot chocolate is a drink that is otherwise known as cocoa or drinking chocolate and is drunk in various guises around the world.

So can rabbits drink hot chocolate at all?

Unfortunately they can’t at all. This is for a number of reasons.

Firstly it is just too hot for them they can’t handle hot drinks.

Secondly, it is far too sweet for them and will rot their teeth.

Thirdly it contains caffeine which isn’t good for them at all.

(image wikipedia)

So overall it is a drink that should be avoided at all costs when it comes to rabbits. Do just stick to giving the water as it is far better for em and will give them the refreshment that they need.

Originally posted 2014-09-05 16:37:05.

can rabbits eat chocolate peanuts

Can Rabbits eat Chocolate Peanuts?

Chocolate peanuts are a great snack to eat and very moreish.

I know this to my detriment and there are many who really enjoy them.

So if we can eat them, can rabbits eat chocolate peanuts at all?

If they can, how much of them can be eaten?

Unfortunately they can’t be eaten at all by them.

They are just not good for them to eat and will cause them to be sick as their tummies just can’t handle them.

So it is better to steer clear of feeding chocolate peanuts to your bunnies.

It is better stick with more traditional foods for them to consume.

Originally posted 2014-09-05 13:48:13.

Can Rabbits Drink Milk?

Milk is something that we take for granted band drink every day in various forms.

Whether is drunk in full pasteurized, semi skimmed or skimmed milk or even UHT it is consumed around the world as a daily staple food.

So can rabbits drink milk at all?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.

Its always good to try and find out what’s actually in a food before making a decision, when we have the data, of course.

In particular, its calcium, phosphorus, sugar, salt, acidic and water content is of most interest as far as bunnies are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 252 kJ (60 kcal)
Carbohydrates
5.26 g
Sugars
lactose
5.26 g
5.26 g
Fat
3.25 g
Saturated 1.865 g
Monounsaturated 0.812 g
Polyunsaturated 0.195 g
Protein
3.22 g
Tryptophan 0.075 g
Threonine 0.143 g
Isoleucine 0.165 g
Leucine 0.265 g
Lysine 0.140 g
Methionine 0.075 g
Cystine 0.017 g
Phenylalanine 0.147 g
Tyrosine 0.152 g
Valine 0.192 g
Arginine 0.075 g
Histidine 0.075 g
Alanine 0.103 g
Aspartic acid 0.237 g
Glutamic acid 0.648 g
Glycine 0.075 g
Proline 0.342 g
Serine 0.107 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (6%) 46 μg
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.044 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (15%) 0.183 mg
Vitamin B12 (19%) 0.45 μg
Choline (3%) 14.3 mg
Vitamin D (0%) 2 IU
Minerals
Calcium (11%) 113 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Potassium (3%) 132 mg
Sodium (3%) 43 mg
Other constituents
Water 88.32 g

source wikipedia

Summary

As you can see, milk contains a huge amount of water as expected, a little salt, a large amount of calcium of course and a lot of acidic content and a little sugar and fat.

This means that unfortunately they can’t drink milk at all.

Because of the calcium, acidic and fat content it is not good for them and will give them an upset stomach causing them to be sick if they have too much.

So it is definitely a food to steer clear of giving to them.

Stick to giving them water instead it’s much better for them, they will enjoy it much more.

Originally posted 2014-09-05 13:47:25.

can rabbits eat peanuts

Can Rabbits eat Peanuts?

Peanuts are not nuts as a most including me presume, they are in fact legumes.

They are extremely popular in this day and age and many eat them as a snack.

They come in kinds of different flavors such as salted and roasted.

So if we can eat them, can rabbits eat peanuts at all?

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

In particular, their calcium, phosphorus, sugar, fat, salt, acidic and water content is of particular interest as far as bunnies are concerned.

Nutritional data

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,385 kJ (570 kcal)
Carbohydrates
21 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Dietary fiber 9 g
Fat
48 g
Saturated 7 g
Monounsaturated 24 g
Polyunsaturated 16 g
Protein
25 g
Tryptophan 0.2445 g
Threonine 0.859 g
Isoleucine 0.882 g
Leucine 1.627 g
Lysine 0.901 g
Methionine 0.308 g
Cystine 0.322 g
Phenylalanine 1.300 g
Tyrosine 1.020 g
Valine 1.052 g
Arginine 3.001 g
Histidine 0.634 g
Alanine 0.997 g
Aspartic acid 3.060 g
Glutamic acid 5.243 g

Glycine 1.512 g
Proline 1.107 g
Serine 1.236 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (52%) 0.6 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (25%) 0.3 mg
Niacin (B3) (86%) 12.9 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (36%) 1.8 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.3 mg
Folate (B9) (62%) 246 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0.0 mg
Vitamin E (44%) 6.6 mg
Minerals
Calcium (6%) 62 mg
Iron (15%) 2 mg
Magnesium (52%) 184 mg
Manganese (95%) 2.0 mg
Phosphorus (48%) 336 mg
Potassium (7%) 332 mg
Zinc (35%) 3.3 mg
Other constituents
Water 4.26 g

source wikipedia

Summary

As you can see, peanuts contain a little water, a huge amount of phosphorus, fat and acidic content and quite a lot of calcium.

This means that unfortunately they can’t eat peanuts.

They just aren’t good for them at all and will cause them all kinds of problems including sickness

Their tummies just can’t handle them because of the fat and acidic content that they have.

This is the case with any kind of peanut and makes them a food to avoid feeding bunnies.

Originally posted 2014-09-05 07:03:38.