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.
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%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
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.