Last Updated on August 23, 2021 by Rei
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 as long as your rabbit is at least 12 weeks old and you’re only giving 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 it SLOWLY to 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 to eat green beans?
As far as veggies go, green beans are definitely a contender as the best veggies 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 as long as your rabbit is old enough(12 weeks old) to eat it and the amount your giving is within the recommended limit(see diet portion calculator below).
The most common way green beans harm rabbits is when rabbit owners either overfed their rabbit’s green beans in lieu of hay or the rabbit is still young. The lack of fiber would eventually lead to digestive problems because rabbits rely on fiber to induce gut movement.
What are the benefits of feeding green beans to rabbits?
Green beans have moderate amounts of vitamin A and other essential nutrients.
In order to know the benefits of green beans to your rabbit’s health, you should first understand the required vitamins and minerals that a rabbit would need per day.
You can use the nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits to see 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: