Can Rabbits eat Gooseberries?

Gooseberries are native to Europe, north western africa, south and southeast asia. Their bushes produce edible fruit which are grown both domestically and commercially.

They are eaten in a variety of desserts and on their own.

So can rabbits eat gooseberries at all?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

Energy 184 kJ (44 kcal)
10.18 g
Dietary fiber 4.3 g
Fat 0.58 g
Protein 0.88 g
Vitamin A equiv. (2%) 15 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.03 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.3 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.286 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.08 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 6 μg
Vitamin C (33%) 27.7 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.37 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (2%) 0.31 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.144 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 27 mg
Potassium (4%) 198 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.12 mg
Other constituents
Water 87.87 g

source wikipedia

As you can see gooseberries contain a little phosphorus, calcium, acidic content, and a hint of fat and fibre.

This means that rabbits can eat gooseberries a few time a week in small amounts as they do contain a lot of water and will cause bloat if they have too much of them.

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