can rabbits eat currants

Can Rabbits eat Currants?

Currants are also known as zante currants or Corinthian currants and are dried berries of the small, sweet, seedless grape cultivar ‘Black currant’. It is not related to black, red or white currants, which are berries of shrubs in the Ribes genus and not usually prepared in dried form.

So can rabbits eat currants at all?

In particular, their acidic, calcium, sugar, fat, fibre, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as rabbits are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,184 kJ (283 kcal)
Carbohydrates
74.08 g
Sugars 67.28 g
Dietary fiber 6.8 g
Fat 0.27 g
Protein 4.08 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (14%) 0.16 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (12%) 0.142 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%) 1.615 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%) 0.045 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.296 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Choline (2%) 10.6 mg
Vitamin C (6%) 4.7 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.11 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.3 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (9%) 86 mg
Iron (25%) 3.26 mg
Magnesium (12%) 41 mg
Manganese (22%) 0.469 mg
Phosphorus (18%) 125 mg
Potassium (19%) 892 mg
Sodium (1%) 8 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.66 mg

Source wikipedia

As you can see currants contain a lot of phosphorus, a hint of sodium, and extraordinary amount of sugar, and acidic content

This means that rabbits cannot eat currants at all. They are just too acidic and sweet for rabbits to consume, even if its just one of them. Definitely a food to avoid giving to bunnies.

Originally posted 2015-01-18 21:46:26.

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