Yes – Rabbits can eat regularly eat cabbage but can be a source of gas if consumed too much.
What is cabbage?
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable belonging to the genus Brassica. It is a popular vegetable that comes in three main varieties: red, white and savoy. Red and white cabbage are round with a smooth head while savoy cabbage tends to be softer, crinkled and more oblong shaped.
What are the health benefits of cabbage?
Cabbage is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamins K, A, B, C and E, beta-carotene, fiber, calcium, potassium, and folic acid. Cabbage is also a good source of magnesium and iron.
How to prepare cabbage for a rabbit
- Cut the base of the cabbage
- Remove the outer leaves.
- Chop the cabbage in half and cut into thin strips or bite size pieces.
- Remove any the stalks of the leaves including the core before serving.
How much cabbage to give to a rabbit
Cabbage contains relatively moderate levels of calcium and low levels of oxalate. Therefore, it is best to feed your rabbit small amounts to minimise gastrointestinal problems such as gas: 1 tablespoon per 2 pounds body weight.
How to store cabbage
Pat dry with a paper towel or equivalent and place into a plastic bag or saran wrap in the refrigerator.
Where can I buy cabbage?
You can buy cabbage at your local grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Tip: Buy cabbage that is crisp and not wilted.
Savoy cabbage is a type of cabbage that has a crinkled leaf, rather than a smooth leaf.