Opinions about whether it is worth to feed the rabbits with potatoes, diverge. Nevertheless, in most cases the votes “for” are greater. After all, potatoes – a product that is indisputably useful, contains vitamin C, as well as B vitamins and a number of trace elements, including calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. In addition, the potato has about 20% starch in its composition.
It is because of the starch and potatoes that you should be careful. If your rabbit leads a sedentary lifestyle and spends most of the time in a cage, potato starch will lead to an increase in the body weight of the animal. This is because the starch can easily turn into fat. It is this property of the vegetable used by farmers involved in the cultivation of rabbits for meat. Introduction of a large amount of this product into the diet significantly reduces the fattening period of animals.
Therefore, for a pet, this product is suitable in small quantities and best if you cut it into pieces before serving. So the animal will be more convenient to use it. Introduce in the diet of rabbits this root is better not earlier than from the four-month age, and the rate of its consumption is 40 kg per year for males, 36 kg for females.