Can Rabbits Eat Fresh Peas?

Fresh peas are small spherical seeds of the pod Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas and they are actually a fruit and not a vegetable.

Peas are normally boiled or steamed and used in many different culinary dishes around the world. They can also be flavored, or dried.

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

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more. In particular, their acidic, phosphorus, fiber sugar, and fat content is especially pertinent as far as rabbits are concerned. These are nutritional elements that rabbits just can’t have too much of and will affect them if they have too much in their food.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 339 kJ (81 kcal)
14.45 g
Sugars 5.67 g
Dietary fiber 5.1 g
0.4 g
5.42 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(5%) 38 μg
(4%) 449 μg
2477 μg
Thiamine (B1) (23%) 0.266 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.132 mg
Niacin (B3) (14%) 2.09 mg
Vitamin B6 (13%) 0.169 mg
Folate (B9) (16%) 65 μg
Vitamin C (48%) 40 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.13 mg
Vitamin K (24%) 24.8 μg
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (11%) 1.47 mg
Magnesium (9%) 33 mg
Manganese (20%) 0.41 mg
Phosphorus (15%) 108 mg
Potassium (5%) 244 mg
Sodium (0%) 5 mg
Zinc (13%) 1.24 mg

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Unfortunately, rabbits cannot eat peas at all.

They are just too sugary and gassy for them to eat and are not worth feeding to them at all.

They will make them ill, so it is worth looking for another veggie or fruit for them to eat.

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