can rabbits eat bananas

Can Rabbits eat Bananas?

Bananas are one of he best known fruits on the world and probably the most popular tropical fruit in the world. Their name comes from the Arabic for finger which is ‘banan’.

There are different kinds of bananas such as red bananas, small sugar bananas but the most common form of banana is the canvedish banana which is long and yellow. The longer ones come from Latin America and the smaller ones come from the Caribbean where they are picked earlier.

So can rabbits eat bananas and if they can how much can be eaten?

In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, fibre, protein and calcium content is particularly of interest.

Energy 371 kJ (89 kcal)
Carbohydrates
22.84 g
Sugars 12.23 g
Dietary fiber 2.6 g
Fat
0.33 g
Protein
1.09 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%)0.031 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%)0.073 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%)0.665 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(7%)0.334 mg
Vitamin B6 (31%)0.4 mg
Folate (B9) (5%)20 μg
Choline (2%)9.8 mg
Vitamin C (10%)8.7 mg
Trace metals
Iron (2%)0.26 mg
Magnesium (8%)27 mg
Manganese (13%)0.27 mg
Phosphorus (3%)22 mg
Potassium (8%)358 mg
Sodium (0%)1 mg
Zinc (2%)0.15 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2.2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see bananas have a little phosphorus, are quite acidic, and but have a large amount of sugar content.
This means they are not a great fruit for rabbits to eat. They can have a small amount of them, once a week at the most.

But nothing more than that.

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