Category Archives: Rabbit foods

can rabbits eat fried chicken

Can Rabbits Eat Fried Chicken?

Fried chicken is an amazing food to eat at all times. We absolutely love fried chicken and it is well loved all around the world.

So can rabbits eat fried chicken at all?

Unfortunately they cant eat fried chicken.

image wikipedia

This is because rabbits are herbivores and cant eat meat at all.

Rabbits also cannot eat hot food or cooked food. This rules out fried chicken as being a good food for rabbits.

So it is best to avoid feeding the fried chicken or any kind of meat.

If they unintentionally nibble at some, it wont harm them but don’t intentionally feed rabbits fried chicken.

Originally posted 2014-11-19 00:07:59.

can rabbits eat blueberries

Can Rabbits Eat Blueberries?

Blueberries are a wonderful fruit that are wonderful on desserts and in muffins. Some even love to have them on their own. They are a fantastic delicacy which are known and eaten all over the world.

So can rabbits eat blueberries at all and if they can how much if them can be eaten?

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.

Energy       240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates      14.49 g
– Sugars       9.96 g
– Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.33 g
Protein 0.74 g
Vitamin A 54 IU
– beta-carotene 32 μg (0%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin      80 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1)         0.037 mg (3%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2)       0.041 mg (3%)
Niacin (vit. B3)       0.418 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5)       0.124 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6       0.052 mg (4%)
Folate (vit. B9)      6 μg (2%)
Vitamin C     9.7 mg (12%)
Vitamin E       0.57 mg (4%)
Vitamin K      19.3 μg (18%)
Calcium      6 mg (1%)
Iron      0.28 mg (2%)
Magnesium     6 mg (2%)
Manganese     0.336 mg (16%)
Phosphorus      12 mg (2%)
Potassium     77 mg (2%)
Sodium     1 mg (0%)
Zinc     0.16 mg (2%)

source usda

As you can see blueberries have a hint of phosphorus, calcium, and fat and they have a little acid in them, however they are quite sweet as they contain a lot of sugar.

So rabbits can eat blueberries but only in small amounts once a week at the most. One blueberry should suffice.

Can rabbits eat dried blueberries

Yes they can eat dried blueberries but they do still contain high amounts of sugar so one dried blueberry will be more than enough for them.

Can rabbits eat frozen blueberries?

Unfortunately, rabbits can’t eat any frozen foods.

Originally posted 2014-11-19 00:02:06.

can rabbits eat kidney beans

Can Rabbits Eat Kidney Beans?

Kidney beans are consumed around the world in all kinds of different foods and dishes. They are most famously part of Chile con carne or in Latin American or Caribbean cuisine.

They can often be confused with other types of red beans like azure beans.

So can rabbits eat kidney beans at all, and if they can how much of them can be eaten?

In order to find out more about them its good to look at their nutritional data to find out what’s in them.

In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, fibre, protein and calcium content particularly of interest.

Energy 1,393 kJ (333 kcal)

Carbohydrates 60 g
– Sugars 2 g
– Dietary fiber 15 g
Fat 1 g
Protein 24 g
Water 12 g
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.8 mg (16%)
Folate (vit. B9) 394 μg (99%)
Calcium 143 mg (14%)
Iron 8 mg (62%)
Magnesium 140 mg (39%)
Potassium 1406 mg (30%)
Zinc 3 mg (32%)

source wikipedia

As you can see kidney beans contain a lot of calcium, are very acidic, contain a lot of protein and have a little sugar.

These are all things that are not good for rabbits and so kidney beans are not good for them to eat either hot or cold. If they do happen to eat one then they should be fine but they are not a food that should be fed intentional to rabbits.

Originally posted 2014-11-18 23:57:51.

can rabbits eat blackberries

Can Rabbits Eat Blackberries?

Blackberries are a fruit that has a juicy sharp flavour and are grown in the wild.

Blackberries are fantastic cooked in desserts where they particularly stand out or as part of a pie, strudel or a crumble.

So if we can eat them, can rabbits eat blackberries at all and of they can, how much of them can be eaten?

To find out more about hem, let take a look at their nutritional data to get some more information about them.

In particular their sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, fibre, protein and calcium content particularly of interest.

Total Fat 0.5 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 162 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10 g 3%
Dietary fiber 5 g 20%
Sugar 4.9 g
Protein 1.4 g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 5%

source usda

As you can see, blackberries have a hint of calcium and fat. However they do contain unite a bit of sugar and fibre. So rabbits can eat blackberries but only one per week at the very most. Anymore and they risk getting stomach problems.

Also, only feed them ripened blackberries. Avoid any with a reddish colour.

Can rabbits eat blackberry leaves?

Rabbits are able to eat the leaves, but it is better to only feed the new leaves and avoid the older and tougher leaves. Don’t worry about the spikes as they aren’t dangerous.

 

Originally posted 2014-11-18 23:44:46.

can rabbits eat gravy

Can Rabbits Eat Gravy?

Gravy is a a sauce which is quite often made from juices that come naturally during the cooking of meats and other foods which is then thickened using cornstarch or wheat flour. It can refer to a number of different sauces. It is then further coloured and flavoured with gravy salt, using gravy browing or using oxo cubes. You can also get canned gravies. It is often served with roasts, rice or meatloaf.

So can rabbits eat gravy and if they can how much of it can be eaten?

Unfortunately rabbits cant eat gravy. Its far too fall of ingredients that rabbits cant eat. It also offers nothing for them in terms of nutrients so it is not worth feeding to them as will do them more harm than good. It doesn’t matter whether it is served hot or cold.

Originally posted 2014-11-12 23:32:54.

can rabbits eat turkey

Can Rabbits Eat Turkey?

Turkey is a great food eaten especially around Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is known as a seasonal food with whole meals planned around it.

It is cooked and then often made into different meals often depending on how much you have left over.

image Christmas stock images

So can rabbits eat turkey at all, and if they can how much can be eaten?

Unfortunately rabbits cant eat turkey at all. It is not good for them to eat at all.

As herbivores, they need to eat hay and grasses with rabbit pellets and vegetables.

If they do happen to eat a little turkey then it wont harm them, its just if they eat a whole lot of it then it wont do them any good and it may affect their health. But rabbits are pretty good at knowing what they like and don’t like.

So do not purposely give a rabbit turkey.

Originally posted 2014-11-11 23:34:57.

can rabbits eat bell peppers

Can Rabbits Eat Bell Peppers?

Bell peppers are sometimes called capsicums and are sweet and mild vegetables that come in a number of different colours. They are sometimes confused with chillies but are actually related to them.

Although they come in different colours, they are essentially the same vegetable which has been allowed to ripen and mature to differing degrees from green which is the youngest, then comes the yellow, orange, red, purple and black. They are at their best when they are glossy, firm, and evenly coloured without any soft patches.

There are other types of bell peppers which are called Romano, and are sweet but have a flavour which is similar to the green type of bell pepper.

They can be found all year round and the season can depend on the country that you live.

So can rabbits eat bell peppers and if they can, how much of the can be eaten?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat
0.17 g
Protein
0.86 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 18 μg
(2%) 208 μg
341 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.48 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.099 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.224 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Vitamin C (97%) 80.4 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.37 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.4 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.122 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 175 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

The good news is that Rabbits can eat almost all varieties of bell peppers this includes Green, Yellow, Red, orange and Purple.

However, they are a little acidic and a hint of phosphorus but they also have plenty of vitamin c. When they do eat them they should be no more than about 15 % of the diet (About 1 tablespoon per 2 lbs of body weight per day). The majority of their diet should be hay, water and rabbit pellets to give them the nutritional intake that they need.

So it doesn’t matter what colour bell pepper you buy for your rabbit, they will love all of them.

Can Rabbits eat Bell pepper seeds?

The seeds dont offer any nutritional benefit to them and there is always the danger that they lodge themselves in the rabbits throat, so I personally dont feed them the seeds.

Can Rabbits eat Bell pepper stems?

They are not great fans of the stems so I have always left them out and just fed the main flesh.

Originally posted 2014-11-10 23:11:27.

can rabbits eat bok choy

Can Rabbits Eat Bok Choy?

Bok Choy comes from the cabbage family and has many different names such as Chinese celery cabbage, horse’s ear, and White mustard cabbage.

It looks quite like squat celery and has a white or pale green stalk which is quite chunky with deep glossy leaves.

The leaves and stalks have a texture that is crisp

The leaves are a deep green.

It can often be eaten in salads however it is best eaten cooked.

So can rabbits eat pak choy like humans can? Lets take a look by checking out their nutritional data.

As per usual we’re interested in its protein, acidic, phosphorus, calcium, sugar and fat content.

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 65 mg 2%
Potassium 252 mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2 g 0%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 1.2 g
Protein 1.5 g 3%
Vitamin A 89%
Vitamin C 75%
Calcium 10%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 10%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 4%

source google

As you can see Pak Choy contains quite a bit of calcium, a hint of sugar and some protein. This means it is fine for rabbits to eat but dont let them have too much of it, once a week at the most in small amounts should suffice.

Originally posted 2014-10-17 22:31:10.

can rabbits eat nectarines

Can Rabbits eat Nectarines?

The nectarine is a smooth skinned fruit which is originally from China.

It has a similar flavour to the peach which is more acidic.

It’s flesh is yellow, white or pink and it is a delicate fruit which is sweet in flavour.

They are fruit that is high in vitamins A, B, C and tend to be lower in calories that the peach.

So can rabbits eat nectarines like humans can? Lets take a look here and find out more by checking out their nutritional data.

In particular we are interested in their fat, calcium, phosphorus, protein, sugar and acidic content

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.54 g
Sugars 8.39 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat 0.25 g
Protein 0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(2%) 16 μg
(2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

Source wikipedia

As you can see nectarines contain a little phosphorus, are quite acidic and contain quite a bit of sugar.

This means that rabbits can eat a little nectarine but not a lot due to its high acidity.

They can eat a small amount but not a lot. Twice or three times a month in small amounts should suffice.

Originally posted 2014-10-17 22:19:37.

can rabbits eat salami

Can Rabbits Eat Salami?

Salami is a dry, coarse and boldly seasoned sausage meat.

It has an intense flavour which comes from its lengthy process of curing when the sausage will mature in its own skin. This process makes the salami safe eat raw.

It is often named after the place it was made.

They come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, from all kinds of experiments with the curing and seasoning process.

Types of salami include french garlic sausage, Spanish chorizo, and pepperoni.

So can rabbits eat salami like humans can, and if they can how much of it can be eaten?

Unfortunately they cant. This is because they cant eat meat at all as they are herbivores.

They might well have a nibble at it but that is all, its not something that they would be keen on eating at all.

Originally posted 2014-10-17 22:02:58.