We all know and love watermelon. Watermelon is a tasty, thirst-quenching fruit. It’s best consumed during the summer heat. The fruit contains a very high percentage of water and various healthy nutrients, like vitamins A and C. Some studies that were investigating watermelon’s benefits for people say that this sweet melon can decrease body inflammation and muscle soreness. And while watermelon might be very tasty, nutritious, and even slightly healthy for people, here we have to discuss if all those benefits apply to sheep as well. So, let’s tackle the first question, can sheep eat watermelon?
Sheep can eat watermelon. It won’t do much for them nutritionally as it contains over 90% water, but it’s a great thirst-quenching melon. Watermelon contains some vitamins that could benefit sheep, but in no way can you consider it a feed replacement, only a tasty treat. Sheep will eat the rinds, seeds, vines, and flesh of the watermelon as well. Pink flesh might be more popular with your sheep, but they won’t discriminate and will consume green rinds as well, even the most outermost hard parts of the watermelon. Watermelon rinds are rich in fiber and are nice supplements to sheep’s standard diet.