can rabbits eat kohlrabi

Can Rabbits eat Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi is otherwise known as german turnip or turnip cabbage and is an annual vegetable which is eaten either raw or cooked.

So can rabbits eat Kohlrabi at all?

Lets take a look at its nutritional data and find out more about it. In particular we are interested in its sodium, sugar, phosphorus, acidic content, fat, fibre and phosphorus content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 113 kJ (27 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.2 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Dietary fiber 3.6 g
Fat
0.1 g
Protein
1.7 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (4%)0.05 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%)0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%)0.4 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%)0.165 mg
Vitamin B6 (12%)0.15 mg
Folate (B9) (4%)16 μg
Vitamin C (75%)62 mg
Vitamin E (3%)0.48 mg
Trace metals
Calcium (2%)24 mg
Iron (3%)0.4 mg
Magnesium (5%)19 mg
Manganese (7%)0.139 mg
Phosphorus (7%)46 mg
Potassium (7%)350 mg
Sodium (1%)20 mg
Link to USDA Database entry

source wikipedia

As you can see kohlrabi contains a lot of phosphorus, a hint of sodium, calcium, and a little sugar, fat and acidic content. This means that rabbits can eat kohlrabi but only a little of due to its high phosphorus content. Once a week in small amounts should be quite sufficient for them but nothing more than that as it could pose problems for them if they eat too much of it.

Their greens are the best part of it to eat. The stem is ok to eat but they will love the leaves.

Originally posted 2015-02-03 22:39:12.

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