Can Rabbits eat Red Currants?

Red currants are a red translucent edible berry measuring about 8 – 12 mm. They come in bunches called racemes and there are between 3 – 10 berries per raceme. They are from the gooseberry family native to parts of Western Europe.

So can rabbits eat red currants at all?

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 234 kJ (56 kcal)
13.8 g
Sugars 7.37 g
Dietary fiber 4.3 g
0.2 g
1.4 g
Thiamine (B1) (3%)0.04 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (4%)0.05 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%)0.1 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%)0.064 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%)0.07 mg
Folate (B9) (2%)8 μg
Choline (2%)7.6 mg
Vitamin C (49%)41 mg
Vitamin E (1%)0.1 mg
Vitamin K (10%)11 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (3%)33 mg
Iron (8%)1 mg
Magnesium (4%)13 mg
Manganese (9%)0.186 mg
Phosphorus (6%)44 mg
Potassium (6%)275 mg
Sodium (0%)1 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see red currants contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of calcium, a little acidic content, a lot of sugar, a little fat and a hint of fat.

This means that rabbits can eat red currants but only a few a week as they are quite sweet and too many will hurt their tummies.

They are able to eat the leaves of red currants though.

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