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    Default Can Rabbits eat Orange peel?

    Sorry I know its naughty to cross post but I feel quite anxious for an answer and more peeps will see this here sorry!

    Our housebun Hazel nicked a bit of orange from my daughter yesterday (she was sat on the floor peeling it and he grabbed it!) He seems fine today but I just looked it up now and one website says yes:

    http://www.geocities.com/Petsburgh/H...Safefoods.html

    and here says no to skin yes to flesh:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...=1006040209916

    Can anyone tell me which is right?

    Poor old Hazel seemed very partial to the peel thats what he was after but dont want to give him anymore til we know its safe.

    Thanks all!!!

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    I always thought citrus fruits and skins was a no no.Not 100% sure though

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    I don't think a small piece of peel would do much harm, unless it was heavily coated in some pesticides.

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    I use to have a house bunny that stole orange peel. She even use to get it out of the bin, didn't do her any harm

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    Thanks. What do you reckon to the links though? Might ask me vet about it next time I see them. Its just he loves it so much that I would treat him with it occasionalyy if so. Obviously not if not though.

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    It's not a usual thing to give but in small amounts I don't think it would be dire. I image the flesh is usually rules out because of the pips and the acidity and the skin maybe because of the essential oils & I imagine it isn't too easy to digest.

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