Can a rabbit eat cilantro?

Can a rabbit eat cilantro?

Yes – Cilantro can be eaten by rabbits in moderation minus the stalks.

What is cilantro?

Cilantro is an herb that belongs to the mint family. It’s also known as coriander and has a fresh and fragrant flavour.

What are the health benefits of cilantro?

It’s a good source of vitamin C and K and can be a fun treat for your rabbit. However, it’s also important to know that excessive consumption can lead to diarrhoea, among other effects due to moderate levels of calcium.

How to prepare cilantro for a rabbit

  1. To prepare cilantro, rinse it thoroughly and remove the stems as it can make your pet sick.
  2. Cut it up into small pieces that your rabbit can easily chew and eat.

How much cilantro to give to a rabbit

Cilantro should be fed in moderation to rabbits i.e. 1 tablespoon per 2 pounds of body weight.

How to store cilantro

Remove excess moisture from cilantro with a salad spinner. Stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Where can I buy cilantro?

You can find fresh cilantro in bunches at grocery stores, farmers markets and international stores.


Can a rabbit eat the stalks of cilantro?

No – It is not recommended to feed the stalks of cilantro to your rabbit. If the stems are left on, they can make your rabbit sick.

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