Can Rabbits eat Potatoes?

Potatoes are a starchy, tuberouscrop and may refer either to the plant itself or the edible tuber.

They are a popular staple food and are grown around the world in various states and forms.

So can rabbits eat potatoes at all?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data in particular their sugar, calcium, fat, phosphorus, sodium and acidic content

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 321 kJ (77 kcal)
17.47 g
Starch 15.44 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g
0.1 g
2 g
Thiamine (B1) (7%)0.08 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%)0.03 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%)1.05 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%)0.296 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%)0.295 mg
Folate (B9) (4%)16 μg
Vitamin C (24%)19.7 mg
Vitamin E (0%)0.01 mg
Vitamin K (2%)1.9 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (1%)12 mg
Iron (6%)0.78 mg
Magnesium (6%)23 mg
Manganese (7%)0.153 mg
Phosphorus (8%)57 mg
Potassium (9%)421 mg
Sodium (0%)6 mg
Zinc (3%)0.29 mg
Other constituents

source wikipedia

As you can see potatoes contain quite a lot of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, a hint of fat.

This means that rabbits can eat them, but not too much due to their phosphorus content, but they aren’t really good for them in the sense that they dont give bunnies anything good. A little bit a few times a week should suffice. This includes the skin, just make sure it is washed though and free of pesticides.

They cant eat them cooked though, either fried, boiled or baked.

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