Kidney beans are consumed around the world in all kinds of different foods and dishes. They are most famously part of Chile con carne or in Latin American or Caribbean cuisine.
They can often be confused with other types of red beans like azure beans.
So can rabbits eat kidney beans at all, and if they can how much of them can be eaten?
In order to find out more about them its good to look at their nutritional data to find out what’s in them.
In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, fibre, protein and calcium content particularly of interest.
Energy 1,393 kJ (333 kcal)
Carbohydrates 60 g
– Sugars 2 g
– Dietary fiber 15 g
Fat 1 g
Protein 24 g
Water 12 g
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.8 mg (16%)
Folate (vit. B9) 394 μg (99%)
Calcium 143 mg (14%)
Iron 8 mg (62%)
Magnesium 140 mg (39%)
Potassium 1406 mg (30%)
Zinc 3 mg (32%)
As you can see kidney beans contain a lot of calcium, are very acidic, contain a lot of protein and have a little sugar.
These are all things that are not good for rabbits and so kidney beans are not good for them to eat either hot or cold. If they do happen to eat one then they should be fine but they are not a food that should be fed intentional to rabbits.