can rabbits eat okra

Can Rabbits eat Okra?

Okra is known as ladies fingers, bhindi, bamia, ochro or gumbo, and is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is renown for its edible green seed pods and is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world.

So can rabbits eat okra at all?

Lets take a look by checking out its nutritional data, in particular its calcium, sugar, acidic content, phosphorus, fat, fibre and sodium content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 138 kJ (33 kcal)
Carbohydrates 7.45 g
Sugars 1.48 g
Dietary fiber 3.2 g
Fat 0.19 g
Protein 2.00 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (5%)36 μg
Thiamine (B1) (17%)0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%)0.06 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%)1 mg
Vitamin C (28%)23 mg
Vitamin E (2%)0.27 mg
Vitamin K (30%)31.3 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (8%)82 mg
Iron (5%)0.62 mg
Magnesium (16%)57 mg
Potassium (6%)299 mg
Zinc (6%)0.58 mg
Other constituents
Water

source wikipedia

As you can see okra contains a lot of calcium and acidic content and a hint of fibre and sugar.

This means that it is pretty bad unfortunately for bunnies and will harm them if it is eaten. This is disappointing as it does have some sweet looking leaves but its calcium and acids are bad news for rabbits. If they nibble at it, they will be fine but they shouldnt have any more than that.

A food to avoid.

Originally posted 2015-02-03 22:46:20.

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