can rabbits eat alfalfa sprouts

Can Rabbits Eat Alfalfa Sprouts?

Alfalfa sprouts are are eaten in salads and cooked form around the world.

So can rabbits eat alfalfa sprouts at all?

Let’s take a look at the nutritional data to dig a little deeper into is food to see if its okay for rabbits to eat.

Energy 96 kJ (23 kcal)
2.1 g
Dietary fiber 1.9 g
0.7 g
4 g
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.076 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.126 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.481 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(11%) 0.563 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.034 mg
Folate (B9) (9%) 36 μg
Vitamin C (10%) 8.2 mg
Vitamin K (29%) 30.5 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (3%) 32 mg
Iron (7%) 0.96 mg
Magnesium (8%) 27 mg
Manganese (9%) 0.188 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 70 mg
Potassium (2%) 79 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (10%) 0.92 mg

Source Wikipedia

Rabbits can eat alfalfa sprouts but not too much

The reason is that they contain a little calcium and protein.

A small serving of two to three times a week should suffice but nothing more than that.

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