Can Rabbits Eat Borage Leaves?

Borage leaves are used in dishes all across the world in different forms and guises. They are a versatile vegetable and used by different cultures in different ways.

So can rabbits eat borage leaves, and if they can, how much of them can be eaten?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out a bit more about it.

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

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

food info and image source wikipedia

Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 80 mg 3%
Potassium 470 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g 1%
Protein 1.8 g 3%
Vitamin A 84%
Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 9%
Iron 18%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 13%

As you can see borage leaves contain a lot of calcium so you need to be careful as to how much you feed rabbits

They can be eaten in small amounts but only once or twice a week at the most.

However do cut off the heads before you do so.

Originally posted 2014-12-05 21:56:19.

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