Can Rabbits Eat Nectarines? Here’s Why.

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Last Updated on August 6, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Quick Facts About Nectarines:

  • Scientific name – Prunus persica var. nucipersica
  • Origin – China 
  • Most commonly found in – China, Italy, and Chile.
  • Average weight – 150 grams

Nectarines are safe and highly favored by rabbits when it comes to treats. Just make sure that your rabbit is old enough (7 months old) to eat nectarines and that you’re only giving it 1-2 times per week.

The only way nectarines could harm your rabbits is when you overfeed them large amounts of nectarines or when you give them to young rabbits who are susceptible to digestive distress.

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

Do rabbits like eating nectarines?

Your rabbits would gobble up nectarines if you gave them some.

Rabbits are suckers for anything sweet.

In fact, they will often overfeed sugary treats like nectarines if you let them have as much as they want.

In my case, both my rabbits, Tyr and Freya, love to eat nectarines.

I’ve also asked some of my friends who have rabbits.

All of them reported giving nectarines to their babies because their rabbits love the stuff.

Are nectarines safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Nectarines are safe for rabbits as long as you only give them in moderation and your rabbit is old enough to eat treats (7 months old).

You should also stop giving nectarines to your rabbits if they are having any digestive problems.

What are the benefits of feeding nectarines to rabbits?

To properly understand the benefits of nectarines, you can use this nutrient constraint calculator, which shows the amount of nutrients your rabbit is getting and if it’s within the nutritional constraint for rabbits.

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

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits