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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > Can rabbits eat eggplant?
Last Post by Silly Sungura at 3/11/2012 9:42 AM (13 Replies)
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User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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3/04/2012 7:50 AM

I just found out that my mother has been feeding Penelope eggplant without me knowing since 2 weeks ago.

I've read that the fruit itself isn't toxic, but the leaves shouldn't be fed.


User is Offline Sarita
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3/04/2012 10:38 AM
I don't think it's recommended and I wouldn't give it to her any longer. I don't think it's harmful or toxic, just not a good choice.

User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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3/04/2012 11:29 AM
Oh, okay because I went to the HRS website to check and the toxic list implied that the fruit was the only part of the plant not toxic.
I guess i'll be eating eggplant for the rest of the week.
Maybe at our next visit to the vet, i'll ask.

User is Offline Beka27
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3/05/2012 1:38 AM
How much has she been feeding her, just a tiny bit as a treat? I agree that while it might not be harmful, it's no replacement for leafy green veggies. And I'm not familiar with the composition and how high it may be in starch.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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3/05/2012 7:05 AM
I'd politely ask your mother to stop. Maybe find out if it's as a treat or as greens, and make suggestions on what she can give the bunny instead. (I have the treat jar on the counter near my bunny so if anyone passes by and sneaks Sammy a treat, they take it from the slave-approved treat jar. Right now it's stocked with Veggie Smacks.)
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User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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3/06/2012 3:40 AM
She gave her a LOT and Penny apparantly thought it was the bee's knees.
Penny is jumpy and hyper as usual, however.
I wish there was a bunny nutritionist on this forum.

User is Offline Beka27
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3/06/2012 8:46 AM
You could post a question on All Experts. Dana Krempels answers questions through that site.
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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3/07/2012 6:37 PM
ERm..Aren't they in the deadly nightshade family? I was under the impression eggplant is very poisonous to animals...lemmie google
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User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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3/07/2012 6:41 PM
Looks ridiculously controversial out there on the intranet. They do contain Solanine which is a toxin. IMO if it's not 100% I don't feed it, so fry it up and eat yourself and send the romaine for the bunnies
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User is Offline Pandorachik
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3/08/2012 2:09 PM
I read that they were O.K. I will try to find the website that says that...
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User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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3/09/2012 2:06 PM
I'll try that Beka.

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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3/09/2012 4:10 PM
They may be ok...but unless it's on this site or rabbit.org I don't know that I'd chance it. It would have to be a reputable site, but really I'd just not chance it if it's not on the big sites lists that have had vet input. There's plenty of other veggies
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User is Offline SuperCheesetastic
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3/11/2012 9:31 AM
We don't feed it anymore... But I actually think eggplant is a fruit.
It has seeds and I think it grows on a tree... Not sure.

User is Offline Silly Sungura
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3/11/2012 9:42 AM
The fruit itself should be fine. It's listed right here on Binky Bunny as a safe food to feed. It's sort of high in carbohydrates, so you'd want to limit it, I think, as with foods like carrots and parsnips. As Beka said, there are definitely better choices, so it's just as well that you're no longer offering it.
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