Can Rabbits Eat Plums? Here’s Why.

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Last Updated on July 30, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Quick Facts About Plums:

  • Scientific name – Prunus domestica
  • Origin – China
  • Most commonly found in – Chile, Spain, and South Africa.
  • Average weight – 66g

Starting at 7 months old, you can give your rabbits plums 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 detail why rabbits can eat plums:

Do rabbits like eating plums?

I’ve asked several of my friends who have pet rabbits if they’ve ever fed plums to their pets.

All of them reported giving plums to their rabbits without causing any problems.

They even reported that their rabbits loved the taste of plums and would immediately gobble them up.

In my case, both of my rabbits (Tyr and Freya) loved plums and would get excited whenever they smelt them.

Are plums safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Plums are safe to be eaten by rabbits if you stick to the rules I mentioned.

Only give plums 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 plums to rabbits?

To properly understand the benefits of feeding plums to your rabbits, you can use the nutrient constrain calculator below.

It will show you the different nutrients your rabbits are getting whenever you feed them plums and 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