Can Rabbits eat Turnips?

Turnips are a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, bulbous taproot.

Small, tender varieties are grown for human consumption, while larger varieties are grown as feed for livestock.

So can rabbits eat turnips 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 84 kJ (20 kcal)
4.4 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Dietary fiber 3.5 g
0.2 g
1.1 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(48%)381 μg
(42%)4575 μg
8440 μg
Thiamine (B1) (4%)0.045 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%)0.072 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%)0.411 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%)0.274 mg
Vitamin B6 (14%)0.18 mg
Folate (B9) (30%)118 μg
Vitamin C (33%)27.4 mg
Vitamin E (13%)1.88 mg
Vitamin K (350%)368 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (14%)137 mg
Iron (6%)0.8 mg
Magnesium (6%)22 mg
Manganese (16%)0.337 mg
Phosphorus (4%)29 mg
Potassium (4%)203 mg
Sodium (2%)29 mg
Link to USDA Database entry

source wikipedia

As you can see phosphorus contains a little phosphorus, an awful lot of calcium, quite a bit of acid, a hint of fat, sugar and fibre.

This means that rabbits can eat turnips but not too much as their calcium content is high.

A few segments a week is quite sufficient. They can also cause bloat if they have too much of it as well.

They can eat the tops and greens as well, just make sure they dont eat too much as well.

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