Last Updated on December 17, 2021 by Rei Garnet
While potatoes are not considered poisonous to rabbits, feeding them large amounts of potatoes could lead to digestive distress like diarrhea, and GI stasis because rabbits don’t tolerate starchy food well.
Potatoes are high in starch, 100 grams of potatoes contains 17.3 grams of starch while the recommended amount of starch a rabbit should consume is 0-140 grams. You should never intentionally feed cooked/uncooked potatoes to your rabbits.
If you notice any changes in your rabbit’s stool, both in size and consistency, immediately bring your rabbit to a veterinarian.
Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why rabbits can’t eat potatoes:
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Why can’t rabbits eat potatoes?
In order to properly understand why rabbits can’t eat potatoes, you can use the nutrient constrain calculator for rabbits to see what nutrients your rabbit is getting whenever you feed them potatoes.
You can also click on the blue icon beside the nutrient to see its benefits and deficiency: