Yes – Arugula can be fed to rabbits in moderation.
What is arugula?
Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable from the mustard family. It’s a broadleaf green, which means it has a flat, elongated shape. However, it also comes in a curly variety. It’s also known as rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, rocket salad, rucola, and garden rocket.
What are the health benefits of arugula?
Arugula provides bunnies with a healthy dose of vitamins A, B, C, and K, as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
Arugula contains a great source of fiber for rabbits, which can help aid with their digestion.
How to prepare arugula for a rabbit
- Arugula is a leafy green, so you’ll want to first wash and remove the stems before giving it to your rabbit. You can either snip them off with sharp scissors or cut them off with a knife.
- Once you’ve removed the stems, revmove any discoloured bits.
- You can serve arugula to your rabbit whole or chop it into bite-sized pieces.
How much arugula to give to a rabbit
Many people don’t realize that rabbits love greens as much as they do, so they often give them too much. You should start out with a small amount. A good rule of thumb is to give your rabbit one tablespoon per five pounds of body weight.
How to store arugula
To store arugula dry with a salad spinner or equivalent. Then place in a plastic bag or container.
Where can I buy arugula?
You can buy arugula at most grocery stores, but it’s the most common in the produce section of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.
Fresh arugula has a slightly peppery and bitter taste.