Can Rabbits Eat Durians?

Durian fruit is used to flavour a wide variety of sweet edibles such as traditional Malay candy, ice kacang, dodol, lempuk, rose biscuits, ice cream, milkshakes, mooncakes, Yule logs, and cappuccino. Es durian (durian ice cream) is a popular dessert in Indonesia, sold at street side stall in Indonesian cities, especially in Java. (source)

So can rabbits eat durians?

We take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 615 kJ (147 kcal)
27.09 g
Dietary fiber 3.8 g
5.33 g
1.47 g
Vitamin A 44 IU
Thiamine (B1) (33%) 0.374 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (17%) 0.2 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.074 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.23 mg
Vitamin B6 (24%) 0.316 mg
Folate (B9) (9%) 36 μg
Vitamin C (24%) 19.7 mg
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (3%) 0.43 mg
Magnesium (8%) 30 mg
Manganese (15%) 0.325 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 39 mg
Potassium (9%) 436 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.28 mg
Other constituents
Water 65 g

source wikipedia

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

This means that they are not a good food for rabbits to eat. They contain too much water and acidic content for bunnies to handle and will hurt them if they eat one.

A food to avoid feeding them.

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