Can Rabbits Eat Oranges?

Can Rabbits Eat Oranges?

Oranges are a citrus fruit that contains no fats or saturated cholesterol and is also low in calories.

Many people enjoy eating this fruit because its sweet and also juicy.

One of the main health benefits of oranges is that is contains a higher amount of fiber known as pectin which is a strong laxative. This can help clear out the colon quickly.

Additionally pectin can help reduce blood cholesterol levels by preventing re-absorption.

So can rabbits eat oranges at all?

Yes, but only as a treat and in moderation.

What this means is that they should not eat more than a 1/4 of a orange and only once every week or so. Nothing more.

Some of the benefits of oranges for rabbits include the prevention of hairballs from forming in a rabbits gut.

However as mentioned above you have to limit the amount of orange a rabbit eats as it can cause health issues as well if eaten too much such as ulcers because of the high amount of acid in the fruit.

Also make sure there is no seeds in the oranges as it can cause blockages in the respiratory track of your rabbit.

As well if you give to much orange to your rabbits they can get addicted and stop eating regular food.

Therefore yes rabbits can eat oranges but only in strict moderation and without seeds in small chunks.