Can Rabbits Eat Spinach?

Can Rabbits Eat Spinach?

Native to central southwestern Asia, spinach is an edible flowering plant.

This plant can grow to be up to 30 cm in height and has leaves that are simple, alternate, ovate to triangular based and vary in size.

This is a very popular vegetable that is often added to salads around the globe.

So can rabbits eat spinach safely?

Before we can decide lets look at the particulars when it comes to the nutritional facts surrounding this veggie.

In particular we need to look at the sugar, sodium, acidic content, fat, fibre, phosphorus and calcium content.

Energy 97 kJ (23 kcal)
3.6 g
Sugars 0.4 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g
0.4 g
Protein 2.9 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(59%) 469 μg
(52%) 5626 μg
12198 μg
Vitamin A 9377 IU
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (16%) 0.189 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.724 mg
Vitamin B6 (15%) 0.195 mg
Folate (B9) (49%) 194 μg
Vitamin C (34%) 28 mg
Vitamin E (13%) 2 mg
Vitamin K (460%) 483 μg
Trace metals
Calcium (10%) 99 mg
Iron (21%) 2.71 mg
Magnesium (22%) 79 mg
Manganese (43%) 0.897 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 49 mg
Potassium (12%) 558 mg
Sodium (5%) 79 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.53 mg

Source: Wikipedia

Spinach contains a hint of sugar and fat and very acidic. it also contains quite a bit of calcium and phosphorus content.

Therefore rabbits should not eat spinach.

This veggie just has too much acidic content that it will make your rabbit sick and possibly have other negative unwanted side effects.

Its fine if a rabbit were to nibble on this veggie a little but nothing more than that as this food is not ideal for them.