can rabbits eat celtuce

Can Rabbits eat Celtuce?

Celtuce is also called stem lettuce, celery lettuce asparagus lettuce, or chinese lettuce and is a vegetable that is grown for its thick stem.

Celtuce is known to ne a moist, crisp, vegetable that has a mild flavour and is often stir fried.

So can rabbits eat celtuce at all?

Lets take a look at their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, sugar, fat and fibre content is of mots interest as far as rabbtis are concerned.

Energy 75 kJ (18 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.65 g
Dietary fiber 1.7 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 0.85 g
Vitamin A equiv. (22%) 175 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.055 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.07 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.55 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.183 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.05 mg
Folate (B9) (12%) 46 μg
Vitamin C (23%) 19.5 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (4%) 39 mg
Iron (4%) 0.55 mg
Magnesium (8%) 28 mg
Manganese (33%) 0.688 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 39 mg
Potassium (7%) 330 mg
Sodium (1%) 11 mg
Zinc (3%)

source wikipedia

As you can see celtuce contains quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, and a hint of fat and fibre. However they do contain quite a bit of water which can cause bloat.

This means that rabbits can eat celtuce but not too much as it will hurt them if they eat too much.

Originally posted 2015-01-17 22:52:28.

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