can rabbits eat dill

Can Rabbits eat Dill?

Dill is an annual herb that belongs to the celery family Apiaceae and can grow up to 40–60 cm (16–24 in), with slender hollow stems and alternate, finely divided, softly delicate leaves 10–20 cm (3.9–7.9 in) long.

Its leaves are sometimes called “dill weed” to distinguish it from dill seed are widely used as herbs in Europe and central Asia.

So can rabbits eat Dill at all?

Lets take a look here and find out more, in particular at its calcium, sugar, fat, fibre, sodium, phosphorus, and acidic content are of particular interest as far as rabbits are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 180 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates
7 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
Fat 1.1 g
Protein 3.5 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 7717 (154%) IU
Thiamine (B1) (9%)0.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (25%)0.3 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%)1.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%)0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (15%)0.2 mg
Folate (B9) (38%)150 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%)0 μg
Vitamin C (102%)85 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (21%)208 mg
Iron (51%)6.6 mg
Magnesium (15%)55 mg
Manganese (62%)1.3 mg
Phosphorus (9%)66 mg
Potassium (16%)738 mg
Sodium (4%)61 mg
Zinc (9%)0.9 mg
Other constituents
Copper

source wikipedia

As you can see dill contains a lot of phosphorus, a little sodium, an awful lot of calcium, and is extremily acidic.

This unfortunately, rules dill out as far as rabbits are concerned. Eating it will make them ill because of its high acidic and calcium content.

This includes dill weed as well as flowers.

Originally posted 2015-01-20 00:12:05.

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