Can Rabbits Eat Melon(Cantaloupe)? What You Need To Know.

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A white lionhead rabbit smelling canteloup about to eat it

Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei

Quick Facts About Melon:

  • Scientific name – Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis
  • Also known as – Casaba Melon, Honeydew Melon, Musk Melon.
  • Origin – Africa 
  • Most commonly found in – Spain, Mexico, and Brazil.
  • Average weight – 3.6 kg

You can feed your rabbits melon starting at 7 months old and only give it to them 1-2 times per week. Sticking to this rule would ensure that your rabbit wouldn’t develop digestive problems.

Young rabbits or rabbits that are less than 7 months old are more susceptible to digestive problems when fed sugary treats.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more details why rabbits can eat melon:

Do rabbits like to eat melon?

I’ve asked several of my friends who have rabbits if they ever fed melons to their pets, all of them reported giving melons to their rabbits without causing any problems.

They even reported that their rabbits love the taste of melons and would immediately gobble them up. In my case, both of my rabbits(Tyr and Freya), loves melons and would get excited whenever they smell them.

Is melon safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Melons are safe to be eaten by rabbits if you stick to the rules I mentioned. Only give melons to your rabbit if they are at least 7 months old and only give small amounts 1-2 times per week.

By doing this, you would considerably lessen the chances of your rabbits developing any digestive problems given that they’re eating their required fiber(hay) for the day.

What are the benefits of feeding melon to rabbits?

To properly understand the benefits of feeding melons to your rabbits, you can use the nutrient constrain calculator below which shows the different nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them melons.

It also shows if the amount you’re giving is within the safe nutritional range.

You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see the benefits and deficiency of each nutrient:

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits