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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.

how do rabbits sleep

How Does A Rabbit Sleep?

It can be easy to think that rabbits have similar sleeping habits to us. But in fact the opposite is true, they in fact have very different habits.

Some think that rabbits are quite lazy creatures and sleep all day, but in fact it really depends on the rabbit as to how active they are. They are all different just like us humans.

How is a rabbit’s sleep different from humans?

Where as we tend to sleep during the night time hours, rabbits are known to be ‘crepuscular’. This means that they have the ability to sleep during the day time and are awake at night time between dawn and dusk. The word ‘crepuscular’ comes from the Latin word crepusculum, which means “twilight”.

Crepuscular animals are also known to be active on a bright moonlit night or on a dull day so it really depends.

But on the whole this is how rabbits tend to be

How do rabbits sleep?

They sleep in many different ways. But mostly they sleep with their eyes open. This is to protect themselves from predators out to get them.

Some rabbits will sleep in the same position they are in when they are awake with their eyes open. In fact the only way you can tell that they are asleep is that their nose isn’t twitching. This is a state that means that their brain goes into a half-sleep state when they are asleep but still partly awake.
This means that they can move quickly if they sense danger is coming their way.

Some rabbits will sleep with their eyes closed. This means that they are comfortable enough in their surroundings not to be on their guard against any danger.

Some rabbits will lie down either on their side or on their belly. This really depends on how tired they are and also how comfortable the feel in their environment. If they feel they aren’t going to be attacked or in any danger from predators then they will feel comfortable about doing this.

Occasionally you may see a rabbit flat on their side as if they were ‘dead’ and their eyes will be open wide. In fact, they only you may even only hear their breathing very subtly. Its only when they feel really safe that they sleep like this.

How long do rabbits sleep for?

Rabbits tend to sleep on average, between 6-8 hours a day, depending on how safe they feel and the exertions of the day. But some have been known to get by on less, some have been known to need more. Older rabbits tend to need more sleep that their younger counterparts.

Originally posted 2014-03-09 00:50:12.