Yes – Rabbits can eat asparagus but only sparingly as it can upset your rabbit’s stomach.
What is asparagus?
Asparagus is a type of vegetable that is known for its smooth, succulent shoots. They have a thin stalk and, depending on the variety, can be green, white or purple. It is a perennial, herbaceous plant that belongs to the lily family.
What are the health benefits of asparagus?
Asparagus is high in vitamins A, C, and K. It is also considered to be a great source of folic acid, fiber, and manganese. Asparagus also contains some proteins, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and iron.
How to prepare asparagus for a rabbit
- Rinse the asparagus thoroughly, especially the tips.
- Peel the asparagus stalk and cut the end of the stalks.
- Cut asparagus into shorter segments as it can be stringy.
How much asparagus to give to a rabbit
This non-leafy green can be given to your rabbit in moderation: 1 tablespoon per 2 lbs body weight. Note: Too much asparagus can give your rabbit gastrointestinal distress.
How to store asparagus
Fresh asparagus should be stored in the refrigerator.
Where can I buy asparagus?
Green asparagus can be bought in bunches in most grocery stores. If you want a special type of asparagus, you can also visit a local farmers market.
White asparagus is seasonal, available during the spring time.
No – It’s not recommended to give rabbits white asparagus as the skin tend to be much tougher than green asparagus.