can rabbits eat green beans

Can Rabbits Eat Green Beans?

Also known as the string bean, snap bean, or ejotes, green beans are the unripe fruit of the common bean.

They are grown all around the world and are sold canned, frozen, and fresh.

They are often steamed, boiled, baked or stir fried, not to mention put in casseroles at Thanksgiving.

So can rabbits eat green beans at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data, in particular their acidic content, calcium, phosphorus, sugar, fat, fiber and water content is of particular interest as far as rabbits are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 131 kJ (31 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.97 g
Dietary fiber 2.7 g
Fat
0.22 g
Protein
1.83 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (4%) 35 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.082 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.104 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.734 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.225 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.141 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 33 μg
Vitamin C (15%) 12.2 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 37 mg
Iron (8%) 1.03 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (10%) 0.216 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 38 mg
Potassium (4%) 211 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.24 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 19 µg

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As you can see green beans contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, and are quite acidic.

This means that green beans are not good for rabbits to eat unfortunately, as they are quite sugary and gassy for rabbits to handle and wont do them any good to eat.

They are unfortunately a food to avoid feeding to rabbits.

Originally posted 2014-03-16 23:39:54.

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