Category Archives: Rabbit foods

Can Rabbits eat Tea Leaves?

Tea leaves are an aromatic beverage which is commonly used for drinking by pouring boiling or hot water over them. They are the cured leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinesis.

So can rabbits eat tea leaves at all?

Unfortunately, rabbits cannot eat tea leaves. They cannot eat anything with caffine in it, even natural caffine like that which is found in tea. This includes any kinds of flavours of tea.

Originally posted 2014-12-06 23:08:38.

Can Rabbits Eat Green Olives?

Green olives are found all across the Mediterranean area and have been cultivated and grown since ancient times.

Olives are found in mainly black and green colours but can also come in other shades of colour which reflects the differing stages of their maturity and will greatly depend on when they are picked.

They are tended to be harvested in fall when they are quite immature.

Their main use is in the production of olive oil but are also pickled, marinated and salted.

Info source; bbc good food

So can rabbits eat green olives, 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 sodium, sugar, fat, phosphorous, acidic, protein and calcium content particularly of interest.

Marinated green olives
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 609 kJ (146 kcal)
Carbohydrates 3.84 g
– Sugars 0.54 g
– Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat 15.32 g
– saturated 2.029 g
– monounsaturated 11.314 g
– polyunsaturated 1.307 g
Protein 1.03 g
Vitamin A equiv. 20 μg (3%)
– beta-carotene 231 μg (2%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 510 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.021 mg (2%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.007 mg (1%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.237 mg (2%)
Vitamin B6 0.031 mg (2%)
Folate (vit. B9) 3 μg (1%)
Choline 14.2 mg (3%)
Vitamin E 3.81 mg (25%)
Vitamin K 1.4 μg (1%)
Calcium 52 mg (5%)
Iron 0.49 mg (4%)
Magnesium 11 mg (3%)
Phosphorus 4 mg (1%)
Potassium 42 mg (1%)
Sodium 1556 mg (104%)

Source: USDA Nutrient Database

As you can see green olives contain a lot of sodium, a little calcium, a hint of phosphorus, sugar and fat.

Because of their sodium content they are very dangerous for rabbits to eat and even poisonous. This means that they cannot eat them at all and are best avoided at all costs. If your rabbit does eat a small amount of green olive, then they should be okay but anything more than this and they will need veterinarian attention.

Originally posted 2014-12-06 22:51:17.

Can Rabbits eat Brussel Sprouts?

Brussel Sprouts are vegetables that people either seem to love or hate but are eaten the world over.

They are a cultivar from the Gemmifera group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea) and are grown for their buds which are edible. They typically measure between 2.5 to 4cm in diameter and look very much like mini-cabbages.

So can rabbits eat brussel sprouts and if they can, how much of 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.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 179 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates 8.95 g
– Sugars 2.2 g
– Dietary fibre 3.8 g
Fat 0.3 g
Protein 3.38 g
Vitamin A equiv. 38 μg (5%)
– beta-carotene 450 μg (4%)
– lutein and zeaxanthin 1590 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.139 mg (12%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.09 mg (8%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.745 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.309 mg (6%)
Vitamin B6 0.219 mg (17%)
Folate (vit. B9) 61 μg (15%)
Choline 19.1 mg (4%)
Vitamin C 85 mg (102%)
Vitamin E 0.88 mg (6%)
Vitamin K 177 μg (169%)
Calcium 42 mg (4%)
Iron 1.4 mg (11%)
Magnesium 23 mg (6%)
Manganese 0.337 mg (16%)
Phosphorus 69 mg (10%)
Potassium 389 mg (8%)
Sodium 25 mg (2%)
Zinc 0.42 mg (4%)
Oxelate acid 360 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see brussel sprouts contain a lot of oxelate acid content and phosphorus, contain some fibre and sugar. This means they are not good for rabbits to eat in large amounts, they can eat small amounts once a week at the most but no more than that. One brussel spout is more than enough as far as this is concerned.

Can rabbits eat brussel sprout stalks?

Rabbits can eat brussel sprout stalks as long as they are fresh and green.

Can rabbits eat cooked brussel sprouts?

No they can’t unfortunately, they are unable to eat any cooked foods.

Originally posted 2014-12-06 22:30:38.

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.

Originally posted 2014-12-05 22:02:07.

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.

Originally posted 2014-12-05 21:56:19.

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.

Originally posted 2014-12-05 21:27:50.

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.