Can Rabbits Eat Figs?

Can Rabbits Eat Figs?

To answer this question rabbits cannot eat figs at all because they contain too much sugar and are very acidic. As well there is too much phosphorus content in figs that would be bad for a rabbits health.

To learn more about figs and why rabbits cannot eat them continue reading below.

Figs are a fruit from the flowering plants in the mulberry family.

They are known as the common fig.  Where it is grown commercially it is a very important crop as it helps support people who are hungry in the area.

So can rabbits eat figs at all?

Before we can answer this question we need to look at some of the nutritional facts surrounding this fruit. In particular we should be looking at the sugar, fat, calcium, phosphorus, acidic and sodium content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,041 kJ (249 kcal)
Carbohydrates
63.87 g
Sugars 47.92 g
Dietary fiber 9.8 g
Fat
0.93 g
Protein
3.3 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (7%)0.085 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%)0.082 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%)0.619 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(9%)0.434 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%)0.106 mg
Folate (B9) (2%)9 μg
Choline (3%)15.8 mg
Vitamin C (1%)1.2 mg
Vitamin K (15%)15.6 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (16%)162 mg
Iron (16%)2.03 mg
Magnesium (19%)68 mg
Manganese (24%)0.51 mg
Phosphorus (10%)67 mg
Potassium (14%)680 mg
Sodium (1%)10 mg
Zinc (6%)0.55 mg

As you can see from above figs can a lot of calcium and phosphorus content. Additionally they have a lot of sugar and are very acidic.

Therefore this means rabbits cannot eat figs at all.

There is way too many bad things in this fruit that it isn’t safe for feed figs to rabbits so please avoid it.

This also means that rabbits should not be eating dried figs as well.

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