Can Rabbits Eat Oranges?

can rabbits eat oranges

Oranges are a type of citrus fruit. The “sweet orange”, which is the kind that is most often eaten today, grew first in Asia but now grows in many other parts of the world. Did you know that the color orange actually takes its name from the fruit?

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Do Rabbits Eat Oranges?

Orange pulp is an excellent source of vitamin C. However, unlike us humans who have to get vitamin C through our diet, rabbits produce their own vitamin C. On top of that oranges are also high on sugars and as such you should present them to your rabbit only as a treat.


Keep portions small, only one orange segment a day. Rabbits generally love oranges. The first time offering, try giving a small piece. Chances are your bunny will play around with it for a while before tasting.

Can Rabbits Eat Orange Peels?

If you are wondering if rabbits can also eat the orange peel then the answer is yes. The peel is actually higher on fibers than the pulp. Just make sure to give it a good rinse before offering.

Conclusion: rabbits can have oranges, even the peel. However, do keep the portions small.

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