Strawberries are the small, red, juicy fruit that is found in many sweets and desserts. They are eaten independently or paired with other fruits like blueberries, strawberries, mixed berries, blackberries, raspberries, and bananas.
Strawberries come in different flavors like sweet, tart, and super sweet. Most people love eating them but are they a good fit for goats?
Can goats eat strawberries?
While the answer to this is yes, there are some precautions to take when feeding strawberries to goats. Chop the strawberries in small sizes to avoid accidental choking of goats. Goats are herbivores and can eat strawberries in moderate amounts. Too many strawberries can cause bloating in goats.
For centuries, strawberries have been enjoyed for their sweet taste. However, in recent years they have also gained attention for their other nutritional values.
Strawberries, like many other fruits and vegetables, contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. Strawberries are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin K as well as manganese and folate. This means that they can be helpful for the goats.
They contain potassium which is essential for burning calories as well as calcium to keep bones strong. Strawberries also provide fiber which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk for heart disease in humans.
How to feed strawberries to goats?
Strawberries should be given to the goats once or twice a week in small amounts to avoid bloating and other health issues.
Regular consumption of strawberries doesn’t cause any harm but may trigger tooth decay and gaseous distension of the stomach.
To feed the strawberries to the goats, you need to rinse them thoroughly to remove all the chemical and pesticides residues.
Then, chop them into small chunks to avoid potential choking.
Do remember to feed the strawberries in moderate quantity since it may trigger bloating if goats eat them in large quantities.
Also, avoid feeding rotten or molded strawberries to your goat.
So, to conclude, goats can eat strawberries in moderate amounts once or twice a week after being thoroughly rinsed to remove chemical or pesticde residue.