Can Rabbits eat Peanuts?

Peanuts are not nuts as a most including me presume, they are in fact legumes.

They are extremely popular in this day and age and many eat them as a snack.

They come in kinds of different flavors such as salted and roasted.

So if we can eat them, can rabbits eat peanuts at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their calcium, phosphorus, sugar, fat, salt, acidic and water content is of particular interest as far as bunnies are concerned.

Nutritional data

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,385 kJ (570 kcal)
21 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Dietary fiber 9 g
48 g
Saturated 7 g
Monounsaturated 24 g
Polyunsaturated 16 g
25 g
Tryptophan 0.2445 g
Threonine 0.859 g
Isoleucine 0.882 g
Leucine 1.627 g
Lysine 0.901 g
Methionine 0.308 g
Cystine 0.322 g
Phenylalanine 1.300 g
Tyrosine 1.020 g
Valine 1.052 g
Arginine 3.001 g
Histidine 0.634 g
Alanine 0.997 g
Aspartic acid 3.060 g
Glutamic acid 5.243 g

Glycine 1.512 g
Proline 1.107 g
Serine 1.236 g
Thiamine (B1) (52%) 0.6 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (25%) 0.3 mg
Niacin (B3) (86%) 12.9 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (36%) 1.8 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.3 mg
Folate (B9) (62%) 246 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0.0 mg
Vitamin E (44%) 6.6 mg
Calcium (6%) 62 mg
Iron (15%) 2 mg
Magnesium (52%) 184 mg
Manganese (95%) 2.0 mg
Phosphorus (48%) 336 mg
Potassium (7%) 332 mg
Zinc (35%) 3.3 mg
Other constituents
Water 4.26 g

source wikipedia


As you can see, peanuts contain a little water, a huge amount of phosphorus, fat and acidic content and quite a lot of calcium.

This means that unfortunately they can’t eat peanuts.

They just aren’t good for them at all and will cause them all kinds of problems including sickness

Their tummies just can’t handle them because of the fat and acidic content that they have.

This is the case with any kind of peanut and makes them a food to avoid feeding bunnies.

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