Can Rabbits Eat Chives

Can Rabbits Eat Chives

Yes rabbits can eat chives but only in moderation in small amounts. Chives contain a lot of calcium and phosphorus content and are a little acidic and therefore can only be eaten a little bit each week.

Anything more can make a rabbit sick.

Nutritional Facts

To get into a bit more detail here are the nutritional facts for chives:

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 126 kJ (30 kcal)
4.35 g
Sugars 1.85 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
Fat 0.73 g
Protein 3.27 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin (27%)218 μg
(24%)2612 μg
323 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%)0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (10%)0.115 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%)0.647 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%)0.324 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%)0.138 mg
Folate (B9) (26%)105 μg
Vitamin C (70%)58.1 mg
Vitamin E (1%)0.21 mg
Vitamin K (203%)212.7 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (9%)92 mg
Iron (12%)1.6 mg
Magnesium (12%)42 mg
Manganese (18%)0.373 mg
Phosphorus (8%)58 mg
Potassium (6%)296 mg

As mentioned above there is a decent amount of calcium and phosphorus content and therefore you need to be careful how much chives you feed your rabbit.

Too much isn’t great for their health.

So be careful and only give a little bit of chives each week to your rabbit or avoid the food all together.