What can Rabbits Eat and What They can’t Eat

Rabbits as we’re all made aware of are herbivore who loves to eat vegetables and sometimes as portrayed on the media, canned commercial food. But there is still a lot of misconception out there about what can rabbits eat, and which one they can’t. Sometime, one is mixed up with the other. So, here we’ll set right which one your adorable bunny can eat, and which one they can’t.

What rabbits can eat

Once your favorite rabbit has been provided with their regular diet or hay. You can choose these listed green vegetables to feed them. It’s important to keep their diet balanced and regular, after all.

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli leaves
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Chicory
  • Radish
  • Red cabbage
  • Salad peppers
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Lettuce

But, if you’re looking for fresh herb plants for them graze onto, here’s some of them:

  • Coriander
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme

What rabbits can’t eat

One of the most common misconception about what can rabbits eat is that they must be fed muesli-style foods. This is a wrong because unfortunately, these kinds of food contain a high amount of sugar and starch, which your rabbit won’t be able to digest effectively and thus leading to health problems.

So again, here’s a list of foods you should never feed to your rabbits:

  • Muesli

As we’ve mentioned above feeding muesli can lead to health problems because of the sugar and starch in it.

  • Dairy products

Same thing with muesli. They are high in sugar and can lead to weight gain and or tooth decay

  • Potatoes

Potatoes are nutritionally dense, so feeding them to your rabbit won’t bring much benefit to their diet.

  • Rhubarb

Rhubarb is an irritant, as such it can be poisonous to your rabbit.

And that concludes on what can rabbits eat and what they can’t. We hope this article is useful for any rabbits’ owners out there and we hope to see you again soon.