The zucchini is also known as a Courgette and is a cucurbit or squash.
This means it is in the same family as the melon, squash, and cucumber. Chefs love it because it is the easiest and most versatile cucurbit to work with it.
They have skin that is a deep green colour which is firm and has pale flesh.
They are at their best between June and September with unblemished and flossy skin with a firm body.
They are not usually peeled and are usually sliced or diced into shape.
So can rabbits eat zucchini at all and if they can how much can be eaten?
In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, fibre, protein and calcium content is of particularly of interest.
Amount Per 100 grams
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 8 mg 0%
Potassium 261 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 2.5 g
Protein 1.2 g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 29%
Vitamin D 0%
As you can see zucchini contains a little sugar and fibre.
But are on the whole good for rabbits to eat. They can be eaten most days of the week in small amounts as part of a balanced diet for rabbits.
Can rabbits eat Zucchini skin?
Yes zucchini skin is just fine for rabbits to eat, but not too much as mentioned above.
Can rabbits eat Zucchini leaves?
Yes zucchini leaves are fine for rabbits to eat, just make sure they are fresh though.
Can rabbits eat zucchini flowers?
Zucchini flowers are the edible flowers of the zucchini, or zucchini bush. There are two types of flower; the flower that has an immature vegetable attached to it is a female and the more attractive flower on the long stalk is a male flower and the male flower is sold in bunches.
So can rabbits eat zucchini flowers?
They should be fine for rabbits to eat just make sure they are insecticide free