Yes – Rabbits can eat occasionally eat oranges.
What are oranges?
Oranges or citrus sinensis are the fruit of a tree belonging to the citrus genus. There are a number of distinct species of oranges, but the most popular is sweet oranges. This is the orange that most people are familiar with.
What are the health benefits of oranges?
Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, which is good for the health of your rabbit’s skin and fur. They’re also a good source of folate, which helps the body to grow. This fruit is also rich in potassium, which is necessary for muscle contraction and nerve responses.
How to prepare oranges for a rabbit
- Wash the orange thoroughly and cut into bite size pieces.
- Remove any skin, seeds and stringy bits from the orange before serving as they can cause intestinal blockages in rabbits.
How much oranges to give to a rabbit
The general guideline for adult rabbits is: 1 teaspoon per 2 pounds body weight. Note: The high sugar content will make them prone to developing dental problems.
How to store oranges
Oranges can be stored whole in the refrigerator or at room temperature. If sliced, oranges should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic container and consumed within a day.
Where can I buy oranges?
Fresh oranges can be found at your local grocery stores, whole foods stores and farmers markets.
No – A rabbit should not eat orange seeds as it can cause digestive problems.
Yes – Rabbits can occasionally eat mandarin oranges.
Yes – Rabbits can eat tangerines occasionally.