Yes – Mint is safe for rabbits in small amounts.
What is mint?
Mint is a type of herb that grows naturally in many areas around the world. It is a perennial plant that grows in moist areas. It has a flavor that is similar to a cross between peppermint and spearmint. The herb itself is a member of the Lamiaceae family. It is best known for its ability to help with digestive problems.
What are the health benefits of mint?
When it comes to rabbit health, mint is a good source of antioxidants. It has lots of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K. Mint is also rich in minerals, such as potassium, manganese, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Mint can also help with digestion. It contains a compound called menthol, which can help with that.
How to prepare mint for a rabbit
- Rinse the mint leaves.
- Chop the mint leaves into smaller pieces for your rabbit to enjoy.
How much mint to give to a rabbit
When it comes to fresh mint, you can give your rabbit about a tablespoon per 2 lbs body weight.
How to store mint
Fresh mint should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight bag or container. Fresh mint should be used within two to three days of purchase to ensure freshness.
Where can I buy mint?
Mint is available in most grocery stores, as well as specialty grocers. If you are planning to grow your own mint in the garden you can also buy it from garden centers.
No – You should not feed fresh mint to your rabbit on a regular basis. Fresh mint is high in fiber, which could upset your rabbit’s digestive tract if consumed in large amounts.