Collard greens are otherwise known Collards and are loose-leafed cultivars of Brassica oleracea, part of the Acephala group which also contains cabbage and broccoli. The plants are grown for their large, dark-colored, edible leaves and as a garden ornamental, mainly in Brazil, Portugal, the southern United States, many parts of Africa, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, southern Croatia, northern Spain and in India.
So can rabbits eat collard greens?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. In particular, their calcium, sugar, fat, fibre, sodium, and phosphorus content is of particular interest.
As you can see collard greens contain a little phosphorus, sodium, a high acidic content, but a very high calcium content.
This means that rabbits cannot unfortunately eat them and are a food to avoid as far as bunnies are concerned.
Originally posted 2015-01-18 22:25:48.