Yes – Endive can be fed to rabbits.
What is endive?
Endive is a leafy vegetable that belongs to the chicory family. It’s a type of chicory that comes in dark green leaves and a bitter taste. However, the leaves are coated with wax, making them less bitter. Endive is also similar to lettuce in that it grows to be a head or bundle of leaves, but it comes in a smaller size.
What are the health benefits of endive?
Endive is rich in vitamins A, C, K, and folate. It is also a source of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. All of these are great for your bunny’s diet.
Endive is low in fat and high in fiber and is great for digestion. It also has minimal calcium and oxalate concentrations, which is good. High concentrations of these can lead to health problems such as bladder stones.
How to prepare endive for a rabbit
1. Cut off the ends of the leaves and wash in water.
2. Cut the leaves into small pieces.
3. Serve into a dish.
How much endive to give to a rabbit
About 1 cup of endive per 2 pounds of bunny weight.
How to store endive
Store endive in the fridge. It can be stored for up to a week in an airtight, plastic bag.
Where can I buy endive?
Most grocery stores carry endive, and you can also buy it at specialty shops and farmers’ markets. When selecting endive, the leaves should not be wilted.
It’s similar to lettuce in its appearance and taste but with a slightly bitter aftertaste.