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    Default Calcium content in dandelion roots?

    Anyone know if they're high, low, or in the middle? TIA x

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    I remember FHB saying dandelions were high in calcium compared to most forage. She didn't specify root / leaf etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    I remember FHB saying dandelions were high in calcium compared to most forage. She didn't specify root / leaf etc
    This. They are high. But FHB also recommends them for rabbits with bladder sludge issues as they are a good diuretic so they help them with flushing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joey&boo View Post
    I remember FHB saying dandelions were high in calcium compared to most forage. She didn't specify root / leaf etc
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    This. They are high. But FHB also recommends them for rabbits with bladder sludge issues as they are a good diuretic so they help them with flushing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunny Buddy View Post
    This. They are high. But FHB also recommends them for rabbits with bladder sludge issues as they are a good diuretic so they help them with flushing out.

    https://www.harcourt-brown.co.uk/art...-tract-disease
    My bunnies love dandelion greens. I knew they were high in calcium, yet did not know about their diuretic properties. Thank you for sharing.

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    I admit to being half asleep last night when I posted, I just saw the word "dandelion" and not "root" so I didn't answer the actual question! One of my bunnies has been diagnosed with bladder sludge so I am also looking at calcium content in foods.
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    Dark green leafy things are high in calcium, as a rule. So it's the leaves that are high in calcium, not the roots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahP View Post
    Dark green leafy things are high in calcium, as a rule. So it's the leaves that are high in calcium, not the roots.
    I really want to know what the calcium component of the green leaf is now. I've found a study relating bitterness to calcium but after thee pages of 'these high-calcium veg are for you!' sort of results I've given up
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    I think the calcium content of the leaves changes depending on the age of them too. *Disclaimer alert* I could be very wrong, but I think the older and larger the dandelion leaves, the more calcium they have.
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