Can Rabbits Eat Peaches

Can Rabbits Eat Peaches

Yes – rabbits are able to eat peaches but only in moderation as a treat! Only a few small pieces maybe 2 or 3 times a week at most because of the high sugar content within peaches.

Can I Feed Peaches To Rabbits?

As mentioned above yes a rabbit can have peaches but only in extremely small quantities. One of the drawbacks of peaches is that they contain a considerable amount of sugar and too much would be bad for a rabbits health.

If a rabbit was to each too much peaches it could cause stomach troubles and possibly cause other negative health side effects.

One thing you do need to remember when preparing this fruit for your rabbit is to remove the stone and stem and wash the fruit thoroughly. Additionally you should chop up the peach into small pieces to avoid choking hazards.

Nutritional Facts

Here are some nutritional facts surrounding peaches that are important to why peaches are okay in moderation for their health.

Energy 165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.54 g
Sugars 8.39 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat 0.25 g
Protein 0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(2%) 16 μg
(2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

Wikipedia

As mentioned above peaches contain a lot of sugar which is bad for their health but also includes quite a bit of acidic content.

There is a hint of calcium, fat, sodium and phosphorous contain as well.

This is why moderation is important.

Conclusion

Yes – rabbits can safely eat peaches in moderation. As long as they are washed, the pitts are removed and stem, and are chopped into small pieces.

It is also important to note that rabbits cannot eat canned peaches at all as they are far too sweet for them to eat.

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