Can a rabbit eat cucumber?

Can a rabbit eat cucumber?

Yes – Cucumbers can be given to rabbits in moderation.

What is cucumber?

Cucumber is a widely consumed vegetable that comes from the Cucurbitaceae family. It has a green rind and is filled with watery, crunchy flesh and mild flavor. The edible part of the cucumber is actually the inner part of the rind, called the seedy core.

 What are the health benefits of cucumber?

Cucumbers are low in calories and high in nutrients. They’re packed with vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and folate. It also has relatively low levels of oxalate and calcium, which is good for rabbits.

How to prepare cucumber for a rabbit

  1. Wash the cucumber with water.
  2. Cut the cucumber into small pieces and serve to your rabbit.

How much cucumber to give to a rabbit

In general, an adult rabbit can eat 1 tablespoons of cucumber per 2 lbs body weight.

How to store cucumber

Whole cucumbers in the fridge for a couple of days. Sliced cucumber should be ideally consumed on the day.

Where can I buy cucumber?

Can a rabbit eat cucumber?

You can buy cucumber in the produce section of your local grocery or supermarket. When shopping for cucumber, look for a smaller, immature variety with dark, glossy skin. You can also grow your own cucumber by planting seeds in your garden.


Can rabbits eat the seeds and leaves of the cucumber?

Yes – Rabbits can eat both the seeds and leaves of the cucumber.

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