Can Rabbits Eat Green Beans? Here’s Why.

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Last Updated on June 25, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Quick Facts About Green Beans:

  • Scientific name – Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Also known as – French beans, string beans, snap beans, and snaps
  • Origin – Peru
  • Most commonly found in – Morocco, France, and Mexico

Green beans are perfectly safe for rabbits. Just make sure that your rabbit is at least 12 weeks old and you’re only giving them limited amounts based on their current age and weight.

If it’s the first time you’re giving green beans to your rabbits, it’s important that you introduce them SLOWLY. Doing so would allow their gut flora to get accustomed to the new food.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can eat green beans:

Do rabbits like eating green beans?

As far as veggies go, green beans are definitely a contender as the best veggie according to Tyr and Freya (my babies). Well, they’re in luck because my family actually has a whole farm of green beans in our country.

So whenever it’s harvest time, I make sure to tell my mom to bring my babies and me some tasty green beans.

Are green beans safe to be eaten by rabbits?

Green beans are perfectly safe for rabbits. Just make sure that your rabbit is old enough (12 weeks old) to eat them.

You should also make sure that the amount you give is within the recommended limit (see diet portion calculator below).

The most common way green beans harm rabbits is when rabbit owners overfeed their rabbit’s green beans in lieu of hay.

The lack of fiber would eventually lead to digestive problems because rabbits rely on fiber to induce gut movement.

Another reason is when the rabbit is still young. Young rabbits have sensitive gut flora and should only eat hay until 12 weeks old.

What are the benefits of feeding green beans to rabbits?

What are the benefits of feeding green beans to rabbits?

Gist:

Green beans have moderate amounts of vitamin A and other essential nutrients.


In order to know the benefits of green beans for your rabbit’s health, you should first understand the required vitamins and minerals that a rabbit needs per day.

You can use the nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits. This calculator would tell you what nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them green beans.

You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see its benefits and deficiency:

Nutrient Constrain Calculator For Rabbits