Yes – Green leaf lettuce is great for your rabbit!
What is green lettuce?
Green leaf lettuce is a type of lettuce that’s generally dark green in color and has long, soft, narrow leaves. It is also known as leaf lettuce, green loose-leaf lettuce, and salad lettuce. You can use any part of the lettuce plant that has leaves. It’s a part of the leafy lettuce family, which includes other types of lettuce, such as romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce.
What are the health benefits of green lettuce?
Green leaf lettuce is a great addition to a rabbit’s diet. It is packed with vitamins (A, C and K), minerals, and fiber. It is also a great source of essential amino acids which are important for hair growth and tissue repair.
How to prepare green lettuce for a rabbit
- Trim the ends off of the lettuce and wash thoroughly.
- Then chop the lettuce into smaller pieces and serve in a bowl.
How much green lettuce to give to a rabbit
The general recommendation is around 1-2 cups of green leafy lettuce for every 2 pounds of weight. However this may vary depending on factors such as their diet, health and age.
How to store green lettuce
Pat dry the lettuce with a paper towel and a plastic bag or container in the refrigerator.
Where can I buy green lettuce?
Fresh green lettuce can be found in farmers markets and grocery stores either in the produce section or in the refrigerator section.
When buying lettuce, you should choose the freshest looking heads that you can find. Lettuce that is wilted or has brown spots on the leaves should be discarded.