Spinach is an edible flowering plant and is native to central southwestern asia. It is an annual plant and grows to a height of up to 30cm. They have leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to trianular based and vary in size. They are usually picked and sold around the world as they are a well loved vegetable.
So can rabbits eat spinach at all?
Lets take a look at their nutritional data in particular, the fibre, sugar, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, fat and acidic content.
As you can see spinach contains quite a bit of phosphorus and calcium plus a hint of fat and sugar. It is also very acidic.
This means that spinach is not a good food for rabbits to eat because of its acidic content. They are fine to have a little of it, but it should be nothing more than that and should be highly regulated. This includes all part of the plant such as its stalks.
Originally posted 2015-01-08 21:54:25.