Radishes belong to to the mustard family and have a crunchy texture and a peppery flavour.
The most common type have red skin and white flesh although there are other types of radishes you can get such as black radishes and French breakfast radishes.
They are used most commonly in salads.
So if we can eat them, can rabbits eat radishes, and if they can how much can they have?
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 particularly of interest.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 66 kJ (16 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.4 g
– Sugars 1.86 g
– Dietary fiber 1.6 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 0.68 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.012 mg (1%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.039 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.254 mg (2%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.165 mg (3%)
Vitamin B6 0.071 mg (5%)
Folate (vit. B9) 25 μg (6%)
Vitamin C 14.8 mg (18%)
Calcium 25 mg (3%)
Iron 0.34 mg (3%)
Magnesium 10 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.069 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 20 mg (3%)
Potassium 233 mg (5%)
Zinc 0.28 mg (3%)
Fluoride 6 µg
Oxalic acid 480mg
As you can see radishes are quite acidic, they contain a little calcium and phosphorus and a hint of fiber and sugar.
This means that they can be eaten by rabbits but they shouldn’t be fed all the time due their acidic nature and should only be fed once a week. One radish would suffice in this case as too many is too bad for them.
Can Rabbits Eat Radish Leaves?
Radish leaves on the other hand are good for rabbits to eat and can be added to greens that rabbits eat on a daily basis.