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Forum DIET & CARE Cucumber?

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    • JackRabbit
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      I’ve seen where cucumber leaves and peels are ok for bunnies, but I saw a beautiful bunny salad on a rescue’s post amd it had chunks of cucumber (peel, flesh, and seeds) in it. Is this ok, and donany of you feed your bunny cucumber? Does cucumber fall in the salad category or should it be limited like fruit?


    • MoxieMeadows
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      Well cucumber flesh really have no nutritional value since they are 90 something percent water. I read online to only give the peelings, but if they aren’t organic there can be a lot of chemicals on it.
      Moxie avoids cucumber like the plague, so I haven’t even had a chance to try and give it to her. ANYTHING that has touched a cucumber and smells like it, she will not eat. It is strange.

      Hopefully somebody more knowledgeable about this will come and answer this for you.


    • LBJ10
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      Little nutritional value, but they won’t hurt anything. I will warn you though, my boys think cucumbers are evil.


    • Bam
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      Yohio eats cucumber. Since the nutritional value is very low, he only gets a slice now and then as a treat, esp now when there’s domestic organic cucumber available. Bam ignores cucumber. Both boys consider zucchini an insult. I’ve tried fresh and dried zucchini peel, zucchini leaves (homegrown zucchini, no pesticides, all on the bunny safe-list) but they are NOT AMUSED, as Queen Victioria would’ve said back in the day.


    • Sarita
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      I think because they are high in water content if your rabbits would eat it, I say give it a try.

      But I think they are pretty much the same as iceberg – no nutritional value but lots of filler and I guess like Moxie says just like iceberg, they must be full of chemicals. I know though that English cucumbers don’t have that tough outer skin…which may be a better option.


    • Megabunny
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      I’m trying to grow cucumber seeds just until the leaves are big enough to offer as a salad topper. I had a neighbor once with a garden and I asked if he had any leaves I could feed Gus. He reminded me if he didn’t have leaves, he wouldn’t have any cukes grow. Oops. But good to know about the peels.Somehow I thought they were off limits. Now I’ll have to try them…for Gus


    • kirstyol
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      Bramble will eat cucumber, but I don’t think its one of his favourites since he usually leaves it till last. I don’t give him it often but Freddie the hamster loves it, so I sometimes buy it for him and give Bramble a few slices here and there.


    • Whobott
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      Cucumber, with peel, raw
      Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
      Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
      Carbohydrates
      3.63 g
      Sugars 1.67
      Dietary fiber 0.5 g
      Fat
      0.11 g
      Protein
      0.65 g
      Vitamins
      Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
      Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
      Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.098 mg
      Pantothenic acid (B5)
      (5%) 0.259 mg
      Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.04 mg
      Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
      Vitamin C (3%) 2.8 mg
      Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg
      Trace metals
      Calcium (2%) 16 mg
      Iron (2%) 0.28 mg
      Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
      Manganese (4%) 0.079 mg
      Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
      Potassium (3%) 147 mg
      Sodium (0%) 2 mg
      Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg
      Other constituents
      Water 95.23
      Fluoride 1.3 µg
      Link to USDA Database entry
      Units
      μg = micrograms • mg = milligrams
      IU = International units
      Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
      Source: USDA Nutrient Database Hope this helps!

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