Can Rabbits eat Watermelon?

Watermelon are a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa and are grown for its edible fruit, which is a special kind of berry.

The fruit has a smooth hard rind, usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots, and a juicy, sweet interior flesh, usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white, with many seeds.

So can rabbits eat watermelon at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their sugar, calcium, fat, phosphorus, sodium and acidic content

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 112 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8 g 2%
Dietary fiber 0.4 g 1%
Sugar 6 g
Protein 0.6 g 1%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 0%
Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 2%

source google

As you can see watermelon contains quite a bit of sugar but not much else bad.

This means that rabbits can eat watermelon but don’t let them have too much.

Just a few segments a week will suffice as they do contain a high amount of water of course and will cause bloat if they have too much.

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