Yes – Fresh kale can be given sparingly to adult rabbits due to its high calcium content.
What is kale?
Kale is a leafy green vegetable belonging to the cruciferous family. It has three different varieties: curly, lacinato, and Russian.
What are the health benefits of kale?
Kale is rich in vitamins A, C and K. It’s also high fiber, which helps to keep the digestive system healthy.
However, kale also contains a high level of calcium, which can cause kidney problems such as kidney stones.
How to prepare kale for a rabbit
- To prepare kale wash the leaves thoroughly. Remove the tough stalks and midrib sections.
- Cut the leaves into bite size pieces.
How much kale to give to a rabbit
Kale can be given to a rabbit sparingly. For example as a small treat. On average 2 large kale leaves.
It is not recommended to feed baby rabbits kale.
How to store kale
Kale can be stored in a plastic bag or container in the refrigerator. Make sure to pat dry the leaves before storing.
Where can I buy kale?
Kale is available year-round in many grocery stores, usually in the produce section. It is usually bought in bunches. If you have a garden you can also grow kale at home.
No – Kale contains relatively low concentrations of oxalate meaning it is not as likely to cause bloating or gas for your rabbit.