Can Rabbits eat Garlic?

Garlic is a herb that is well known all around the world. It has a distinctive all of its own and is beloved by many who love to cook it and it is well used in many dishes all across the word.

So can rabbits eat Garlic at all and if they can, how much of it can be eaten?

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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 is particularly of interest.

Garlic, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 623 kJ (149 kcal)
Carbohydrates 33.06 g
– Sugars 1 g
– Dietary fiber 2.1 g
Fat 0.5 g
Protein 6.36 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.2 mg (17%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.11 mg (9%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 0.7 mg (5%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.596 mg (12%)
Vitamin B6 1.235 mg (95%)
Folate (vit. B9) 3 μg (1%)
Vitamin C 31.2 mg (38%)
Calcium 181 mg (18%)
Iron 1.7 mg (13%)
Magnesium 25 mg (7%)
Manganese 1.672 mg (80%)
Phosphorus 153 mg (22%)
Potassium 401 mg (9%)
Sodium 17 mg (1%)
Zinc 1.16 mg (12%)
Selenium 14.2 μg
Link to USDA Database entry
Percentages are roughly approximated
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As you can see garlic contains a lot of phosphorus and calcium and is very acidic. This makes it particularly bad for rabbits and is a food to steer clear of feeding to your bunnies in any shape or form.

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