Category Archives: Rabbit foods

Can Rabbits Eat Bologna?

Known as boloney or polony, bologna is a sausage that derives from Italian mortadella that is a pork sausage that is finely ground. It originally comes from Bologna in Italy.

image wikipedia

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

Unfortunately, becuause rabbits are herbivores, they cannot and will not eat any kinds of meat so it is just not worth feeding them any kind of Bologna sausage.

Can Rabbits Eat Borage Leaves?

Borage leaves are used in dishes all across the world in different forms and guises. They are a versatile vegetable and used by different cultures in different ways.

So can rabbits eat borage leaves, and if they can, how much of them can be eaten?

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

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.

food info and image source wikipedia

Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 80 mg 3%
Potassium 470 mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g 1%
Protein 1.8 g 3%
Vitamin A 84%
Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 9%
Iron 18%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 13%

As you can see borage leaves contain a lot of calcium so you need to be careful as to how much you feed rabbits

They can be eaten in small amounts but only once or twice a week at the most.

However do cut off the heads before you do so.

can rabbits eat boysenberries

Can Rabbits Eat Boysenberries?

Boysenberries are closely related to North American Blackberries and are a red juicy berry with a large shape and a glossy sheen. It is quite often eaten fresh and is included in preserves, syrups and jams. They are said to taste quite like a raspberry.

If you can find them, they are often found in farmers markets as your average grocery store won’t usually stock them.

Source http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-boysenberry.htm

Image wikipedia

So can rabbits eat boysenberries, and if they can, how much can they eat?

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.

Total Fat 0.1 g 0%

Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 90 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7%
Dietary fiber 2.6 g 10%
Protein 1 g 2%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 2%
Sugar 6.9g

As you can see boysenberries are high in sugar, have a hint of calcium, and are high in fibre. This makes them not great for rabbits to eat on the whole.

They are fine for bunnies to nibble on but not to consume in large quantities as they are just too sweet for them and are bad for their teeth.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.