Red currants are a red translucent edible berry measuring about 8 – 12 mm. They come in bunches called racemes and there are between 3 – 10 berries per raceme. They are from the gooseberry family native to parts of Western Europe.
So can rabbits eat red currants at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data, in particular their sugar, calcium, phosphorus, fat, fibre, and sodium
As you can see red currants contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, a little acidic content, a lot of sugar, a little fat and a hint of fat.
This means that rabbits can eat red currants but only a few a week as they are quite sweet and too many will hurt their tummies.
They are able to eat the leaves of red currants though.
Originally posted 2015-02-06 21:08:49.