What would be your first concern if you own a pet? To be more specific, pet rabbits? We’re betting, like the rest of pet rabbit owners, your initial worries would be the food that they can eat. It’s a natural reaction as you are not that aware of the foods your pet can digest and process. Fortunately, when it comes to pet rabbits, you have a wide choice of feeds and treats. It can vary from fruits, vegetables, rabbit feeds and more. But what about rare types of vegetables? Beat greens for example? Can rabbits eat beet greens? We will determine the benefits of beet greens and its implications to your pet rabbit.
Can Rabbits Eat Beet Greens?
We considered beet greens as a rare treat for rabbits due to the fact that us humans rarely grow this type of vegetable in our backyard. It may be common in the wild and to some people but it’s not our regular choice for a vegetable meal every day. The leafy stalk of vegetable is high in protein, zinc and phosphorous. It is a good source of antioxidants and that may come as a little benefit in cancer cell growth prevention in our pet but antioxidants can help reduce the risk of occurrences of diseases and bodily inflammations in our pet. The vegetable does not contain a lot of calories, cholesterol and fat which makes it perfect for a health and fitness diet, both in humans and pets. It is rich in calcium, iron, vitamin C and vitamin A. The nutritional content and benefits of beet greens just keeps going.
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All those benefits can also be availed by our pet rabbit. Lucky enough for rabbits, they can enjoy the luxury of eating beet greens. The sad thing is that it is advised to keep the consumption to a controlled or minimal amount. It may contain a lot of nutrients but it does not mean it has it all. Feeding your pet rabbit beat greens as their regular or core meal would make them miss on a lot of vital and essential nutrients from other food sources. The best way would be giving fruits and vegetables as a supplemental treat added to their core meal which is timothy hay and rabbit feeds.
It is always to you and your pet’s advantage to keep an open mind with all the things that pet rabbits need!