Can Rabbits Eat Kumquats?

Can Rabbits Eat Kumquats?

A kumquat is very similar to an orange but its oval in shape and smaller.

This fruit comes from Asia pacific region and South Asia and are usually eaten raw.  Because they have a sour centre and a sweet rind they are often eaten whole to contrast the flavors.

So can rabbits eat kumquats at all?

Before we can answer this question we should look at the nutritional data. In particular the content of:

  • fat
  • fibre
  • phosphorus
  • sugar
  • acidic
  • sodium
  • calcium

Energy 296 kJ (71 kcal)
Carbohydrates 15.9 g
– Sugars 9.36 g
– Dietary fiber 6.5 g
Fat 0.86 g
Protein 1.88 g
Vitamin A equiv. 15 μg (2%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 129 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.037 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.09 mg (8%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.429 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.208 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.036 mg (3%)
Folate (vit. B9) 17 μg (4%)
Choline 8.4 mg (2%)
Vitamin C 43.9 mg (53%)
Vitamin E 0.15 mg (1%)
Calcium 62 mg (6%)
Iron 0.86 mg (7%)
Magnesium 20 mg (6%)
Manganese 0.135 mg (6%)
Phosphorus 19 mg (3%)
Potassium 186 mg (4%)
Sodium 10 mg (1%)
Zinc 0.17 mg (2%)

Because of the large sugar content and acidic content rabbits can eat kumquats but only very small amounts and only once a week.

Nothing more than that should be given to rabbits as it will make them sick otherwise.

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