Last Updated on April 26, 2022 by Rei Garnet
Quick Facts About Peaches:
- Scientific name – Prunus persica
- Also known as – Peach, nectarine
- Origin – China
- Most commonly found in – Spain, China, and Italy.
- Average weight – 150 grams
Peaches are safe to be fed to rabbits as long as your rabbit is more than 7 months old, the seeds are removed, and you only give them in moderation or as an occasional treat.
You can safely give your rabbits 11–22 grams of peach per 1 kg of body weight, 2 times per week. Also, make sure that your rabbit is eating enough fiber (hay).
Contrary to popular beliefs, sugar and starch are not the causes of digestive distress in rabbits, but the lack of fiber in their diet.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat peaches:
Do rabbits like eating peaches?
Yes, rabbits are suckers for sweet treats like peaches. Just like my babies (Tyr and Freya), your rabbits would gladly eat the whole peach if you allowed them to (Don’t allow them!).
Are peaches safe to be eaten by rabbits?
Yes, peaches are safe to be eaten by rabbits. Just make sure that you remove the seeds because they contain trace amounts of cyanide.
Also, make sure that your rabbit is not eating peaches in lieu of hay. If your rabbit is eating large amounts of peaches instead of hay, they might not get their required fiber for the day.
This in turn could lead to dangerous digestive distress, especially for young rabbits whose guts are underdeveloped.
What are the benefits of feeding peaches to rabbits?
Peaches contain small amounts of vitamin A, E, niacin, choline, and potassium.
To know the benefits of feeding peaches to rabbits, first let’s take a look at the nutritional content of 100 grams of peaches and compare it to the nutrient constrain for rabbits.
You can use this calculator below to see what vitamins and minerals your rabbit is getting when you feed them peaches. You can click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see the benefits and deficiency of each nutrient: