can rabbits eat green onions

Can Rabbits eat Green Onions?

Green Onions are a different name for the Scallion, Spring Onion, Salad Onion, Table Onion, Shallot, Green Shallot, Onion Stick, Long Onion, Baby Onion, Precious Onion, Yard Onion, Gibbon or Syboe. This is much dependent on what part of world you are from.

The green onion has green leaves that are hollow however it does not have a root bulb which is developed. This is quite unlike a normal common onion.

They are often eaten as part of a salad.

 So if we can eat them, can rabbits eat green onions and if so how much of them can they eat?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, protein and calcium content is particularly of interest.

 image wikipedia
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 301 kJ (72 kcal)
Carbohydrates 16.8 g
– Sugars 7.87 g
– Dietary fiber 3.2 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 2.5 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.06 mg (5%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.02 mg (2%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.2 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.29 mg (6%)
Vitamin B6 0.345 mg (27%)
Folate (vit. B9) 34 μg (9%)
Vitamin C 8 mg (10%)
Calcium 37 mg (4%)
Iron 1.2 mg (9%)
Magnesium 21 mg (6%)
Manganese 0.292 mg (14%)
Phosphorus 60 mg (9%)
Potassium 334 mg (7%)
Zinc 0.4 mg (4%)
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Green onions contain a lot of phosphorus and a quite acidic, they also contain a lot of sugar.
This means they are not good for rabbits to eat as unfortunately they would give them severe tummy problems.
A food that is best avoided.

Originally posted 2014-12-08 12:21:49.

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