Can Rabbits Eat Arrowroot Biscuits?

Can Rabbits Eat Arrowroot Biscuits?

Arrowroot biscuits (cookies) are a very popular biscuit that is eaten around the globe by many people.

The main ingredients include:

  • Flour (Iron, Wheat Flour, Niacin, Calcium, Thiamin)
  • Sugar
  • Vegetable Oil (Palm)
  • Arrowroot (2.5%)
  • Partially Inverted Sugar Syrup
  • Barley Malt Extract
  • Salt
  • Raising Agents (Ammonium Bicarbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate)

So can rabbits eat arrowroot biscuits at all?

Before we can decide if these biscuits are safe for rabbits to eat at all lets look at the nutritional facts.

In particular we need to look at the phosphorus content, water, salt, sugar, acidic content and fat.

Typical Values Per Biscuit (7.7g)
Energy (kJ) 145
(kcal) 34
Fat 1.2g
of which Saturates 0.6g
Carbohydrate 5.3g
of which Sugars 1.5g
Fibre 0.2g
Protein 0.5g
Salt 1.1g 0.1g

From what you can see above these biscuits contain a hint of sugar, a little fat and sugar.

Therefore No rabbits cannot safely eat arrowroot biscuits are they are not good for their health.

It is possible for a rabbit to nibble on a biscuit once in awhile and only a very small amount but they shouldn’t do it often as its bad for their health.