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    Question Low in Calcium Vegetables??

    Hi everyone, I hope you and your little ones are in the best of health. I've decided to start giving my rabbit a lot more vegetables. At the moment she only has kale and dandelion leaves. I stopped giving her too many veggies due to her getting bladder stones last year. The vet said that the reason was because of the high calcium in her diet. Ever since then I've just been afraid to give her too many. My question is what vegetables are low in calcium? Also which ones do rabbits tend to enjoy as my rabbit is extremely fussy!!! And also because my rabbit is too fussy to eat hay, but she likes grass, I thought I should try readigrass. Is readigrass high in calcium? Thank you for your help x
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    Quote Originally Posted by desperate_doe_lover View Post
    Hi everyone, I hope you and your little ones are in the best of health. I've decided to start giving my rabbit a lot more vegetables. At the moment she only has kale and dandelion leaves. I stopped giving her too many veggies due to her getting bladder stones last year. The vet said that the reason was because of the high calcium in her diet. Ever since then I've just been afraid to give her too many. My question is what vegetables are low in calcium? Also which ones do rabbits tend to enjoy as my rabbit is extremely fussy!!! And also because my rabbit is too fussy to eat hay, but she likes grass, I thought I should try readigrass. Is readigrass high in calcium? Thank you for your help x
    a lot of the commercial treats are high in calcium
    also kale and parsley is higher than some other veg and spring cabbage is higher than savoy

    stick to cabbage and maybe herbs...................mine them and they are good for them.....mint, basil etc.......mine go crazy for them



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    Quote Originally Posted by ameliajayne View Post
    a lot of the commercial treats are high in calcium
    also kale and parsley is higher than some other veg and spring cabbage is higher than savoy

    stick to cabbage and maybe herbs...................mine them and they are good for them.....mint, basil etc.......mine go crazy for them
    Hi thank you for your reply. I'll try cabbage and basill. Are you sure they're low in calcium? xx
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    Hi, this is a list given to me from someone on another Forum. hope it helps
    Ordered List of Calcium in Fruits and Vegetables
    CHARTS:
    Vegetable Chart -- vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, Ca:P ratio -- PRINT
    Fruit Chart -- vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, Ca:P ratio -- PRINT
    Vitamin C -- high/low ordered list -- PRINT
    Calcium -- high/low ordered list -- PRINT
    Calcium:Phosphorus Ratios -- high/low ordered list -- PRINT
    Oxalic Acid -- both alphabetic and high/low ordered lists of select vegetables -- PRINT
    Calcium/Phosphorus Ratio EXCEL Calculator -- enter weight in grams and generate a calciumhosphorus ratio for a day's worth of foods

    In some countries, foods may be known by other names. Alternate food names indicated by asterisk.

    Peppers (bell)* - Capsicum
    Beet Greens* - Beetroot Greens/leaves
    Cilantro* - Coriander
    Romaine Lettuce* - Cos Lettuce
    Cantaloupe* - Rock Melon
    Beets* - Beetroot
    Kale* - Curly Kale

    CALCIUM per 100 grams -- Vegetables

    309 mg -- Lambs quarters
    210 mg -- Spinach, Mustard
    208 mg -- Dill Weed
    190 mg -- Turnip Greens
    187 mg -- Dandelion Greens
    145 mg -- Collards
    138 mg -- Parsley
    135 mg -- Kale*
    120 mg -- Watercress
    119 mg -- Beet* Greens
    105 mg -- Chinese Cabbage (pak-choi)
    103 mg -- Mustard Greens
    100 mg -- Chicory Greens
    99 mg -- Spinach
    81 mg -- Okra
    68 mg -- Lettuce, LooseLeaf
    67 mg -- Cilantro*
    65 mg -- Purslane
    52 mg -- Endive (Escarole)
    51 mg -- Swiss Chard
    51 mg -- Chard, Swiss
    48 mg -- Broccoli
    47 mg -- Cabbage
    47 mg -- Rutabaga
    42 mg -- Brussels Sprouts
    40 mg -- Celery
    37 mg -- Sweet Potato Leaves
    37 mg -- Green Beans
    36 mg -- Lettuce, Romaine*
    36 mg -- Parsnips
    32 mg -- Lettuce, Butterhead (Boston, Bibb)
    32 mg -- Alfalfa Sprouts
    31 mg -- Squash (winter, all varieties)
    30 mg -- Turnip
    27 mg -- Carrots
    24 mg -- Kohlrabi
    23 mg -- Carrots, Baby
    22 mg -- Sweet Potato
    22 mg -- Cauliflower
    21 mg -- Asparagus
    21 mg -- Pumpkin
    20 mg -- Squash (summer, all varieties)
    19 mg -- Endive, Belgian (Witloof Chicory)
    16 mg -- Beets*
    14 mg -- Cucumber (with skin)
    9 mg -- Peppers*,Red
    9 mg -- Peppers*,Green
    5 mg -- Tomato
    2 mg -- Corn, White
    CALCIUM per 100 grams -- Fruits

    49 mg -- Raisins, Seedless
    40 mg -- Orange
    33 mg -- Lime
    32 mg -- Blackberries
    26 mg -- Kiwi
    26 mg -- Lemon (no peel)
    24 mg -- Papaya
    22 mg -- Raspberries
    15 mg -- Cherries, Sweet
    14 mg -- Strawberries
    14 mg -- Tangerine
    14 mg -- Apricots
    12 mg -- Grapefruit, White
    11 mg -- Grapefruit, Pink and Red
    11 mg -- Pear
    11 mg -- Cantaloupe*
    11 mg -- Grapes
    10 mg -- Mango
    8 mg -- Watermelon
    8 mg -- Persimmon, Japanese
    7 mg -- Pineapple
    7 mg -- Apple (with Skin)
    7 mg -- Cranberries
    6 mg -- Banana
    6 mg -- Honeydew Melon
    6 mg -- Blueberries
    5 mg -- Casaba Melon
    5 mg -- Nectarine
    5 mg -- Peach
    4 mg -- Plum


    ETA: I think collards are spring greens (its an American list I think).
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    @bunnygirl
    Oh my God you're a life saver. That list is soooo helpful. I really wasn't expecting that!! Thank you sooooo much hun. God bless you and your furry little friends. I have just one more question. Are rabbits allowed to have everything on the list above, including the fruits list? :hmm:
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    My vet told us anything over 1% calcium content should be avoided or only given sparingly, anything under that is okay, though obviously for a low calcium diet the lower the better.

    Readigrass is 0.8% so is okay but make sure the bunny has plenty of water as will want to drink a lot if eating dried grass.

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    I would presume so...but i'm not 100% sure. It was taken from a bunny forum, so i would think they would all be ok :thumbsup:

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