Can Rabbits eat Passion Fruit?

Passion fruit is a vine species which comes from Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. It is a sweet, seedy fruit that is grown in many sub tropical countries and is round to oval with either yellow or dark purple at maturity. It has a soft to firm juicy intereior and is filled with seeds in the middle. It is either eaten or juiced.

So can rabbits eat passion fruit at all?

We take a look here at its nutritional data and find out more. In particular, its calcium, sugar, phosphorus, acidic, sodium, fibre, and fat content are most pertinent as far as rabbits are concerned.

Energy 406 kJ (97 kcal)
Vitamin A equiv.
(8%) 64 μg
(7%) 743 μg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.13 mg
Niacin (B3) (10%) 1.5 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.1 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 14 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (36%) 30 mg
Vitamin K (1%) 0.7 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 12 mg
Iron (12%) 1.6 mg
Magnesium (8%) 29 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 68 mg
Potassium (7%) 348 mg
Sodium (2%) 28 mg
Zinc (1%)

source wikipedia

As you can see passion fruit contains a lot of phosphorus and acidic content and a hint of calcium. Because of its acidic and phosphorus content, passion fruit is not a good food for rabbits to eat. It has far too much bad stuff for rabbits and will harm their tummies if they eat it and so should be avoided.

If they happen to nibble on one they should be fine but nothing more than that.

The skin and seeds should be avoided as well.

Image    "Passionfruit and cross section" by Taken byfir0002 | 20D + Sigma 150mm f/2.8 - Own work. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Wikimedia Commons -

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