Friday, 7 October 2011

Is beetroot safe for rabbits?

There has been some discussion about beetroot - it's the leaves that are the concern, due to high oxalate content. In most plants, this content increases with the age of the plant, so a small amount of fresh leaves should be OK, but the more aged leaves should be avoided, as oxalate can lead to kidney damage.

The beetroot itself should be ok, in small quantities, but is quite starchy and probably isnt a good thing to feed them in general. And be aware it can cause dramatic urine colour change!

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