Can Rabbits Eat Pomegranate? Here’s Why.

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Last Updated on August 2, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Quick Facts About Pomegranate:

  • Scientific name – Punica granatum
  • Also known as – Chinese apple, Rumman, and Rimmon.
  • Origin – Persia
  • Most commonly found in – Russia, Iraq, and Germany.
  • Average weight – 255 grams

Pomegranates are safe to be given to rabbits as long as your rabbit is at least 7 months old and you’re limiting the amount you give to 1-2 times per week.

Following this rule would ensure that your rabbit wouldn’t develop digestive problems.

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

Do rabbits like eating pomegranates?

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

Rabbits are suckers for anything sweet.

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

Here’s a video of a pomegranate being eaten by a rabbit:

In my case, both my rabbits (Tyr and Freya) love to eat pomegranates.

Is pomegranate safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Pomegranates are safe for rabbits as long as they are given in moderation and are old enough to eat treats (7 months old).

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.

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

What are the benefits of feeding pomegranates to rabbits?

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

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

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits