can rabbits eat tomatoes

Can Rabbits eat Tomatoes?

Tomatoes are edible fruit of the tomato plant and are a species that originates in the South American Andes. It originated in Mexico and has since spread throughout the world becoming and extremely popular salad fruit eaten in many different civilisations and cultures.

So can rabbits eat tomatoes at all?

Lets take a look here and find out more, in particular their acidic content, sodium, phosphorus, sugar, fat, and fibre content is of most particular interest to bunnies.

utritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 74 kJ (18 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.9 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Dietary fiber 1.2 g
Fat 0.2 g
Protein
0.9 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin (5%) 42 μg
(4%) 449 μg
123 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.037 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.594 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.08 mg
Vitamin C (17%) 14 mg
Vitamin E (4%) 0.54 mg
Vitamin K (8%) 7.9 μg
Trace metals
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Manganese (5%) 0.114 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (5%) 237 mg
Other constituents
Water 94.5 g
Lycopene 2573 µg

Source wikipedia

As you can see tomatoes contain a hint of phosphorus, fat, fibre, and sugar. They also contain quite a bit of acidic content.

This means that rabbits can eat tomatoes but just dont give them too much. A little bit of them a couple of times a week will suffice for them but nothing more than that.

They can also eat the skin and the seeds without a problem but just make sure that they are ripened.

Can rabbits eat tomato plants and leaves?

Unfortunately rabbits cannot eat tomato plants and leaves at all. They will hurt their stomach’s if they are eaten by bunnies.

Originally posted 2015-02-08 22:09:53.

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