can rabbits eat blackcurrants

Can Rabbits eat Blackcurrants?

Blackcurrants are a woody shrub that is native to temperate parts of central and northern Europe and northern Asia. It grows in damp fertile soils and is widely cultivated both domestically and commercially.

So can rabbits eat blackcurrants at all?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data, in particular their acidic, phosphorus, calcium, sugar, fat and sodium content.

Energy 264 kJ (63 kcal)
Carbohydrates
15.4 g
Fat 0.4 g
Protein 1.4 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.05 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%) 0.05 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.3 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.398 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.066 mg
Vitamin C (218%) 181 mg
Vitamin E (7%) 1 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (6%) 55 mg
Iron (12%) 1.54 mg
Magnesium (7%) 24 mg
Manganese (12%) 0.256 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 59 mg
Potassium (7%) 322 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (3%)

source wikipedia

As you can see blackcurrants contain quite a bit of phosphorus, calcium, acid and a hint of fat.

This means that rabbits can eat them, but not too much a few a week should suffice but nothing more than that.

Can rabbits eat blackcurrant leaves?

Yes they are fine for bunnies to eat

Originally posted 2015-01-11 23:05:10.

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