Yes – Mustard greens can be fed to rabbits in moderation.* See below for further information
What are mustard greens?
Mustard greens is a leafy vegetable belonging to Brassica family. Mustard greens come in many varieties, including “Tendergreen”, “Red Giant”, “Red Giant Golden” and “Red Giant White”. Some varieties are referred to as “Chinese mustard.” They have a tangy and spicy flavor.
What are the health benefits of mustard greens?
- Antioxidants – The antioxidants in mustard greens help your pet rabbit fight against cancer and also reverse some of the effects of aging.
- Vitamin C – Vitamin C helps to promote healthy teeth, gums, and bones. Vitamin C also maintains healthy skin.
- Vitamin K – Vitamin K helps to protect your pet rabbit’s vascular system. A diet high in Vitamin K helps to prevent blood clots from forming.
- Vitamin A – Vitamin A helps to promote strong teeth and bones. It also helps to maintain good vision for your rabbit.
How to prepare mustard greens for a rabbit
- First, wash and dry mustard greens thoroughly removing any dirt or chemicals that may be present.
- Remove any tough stems before cutting the remaining mustard greens into bite size pieces.
How much mustard greens to give to a rabbit
For most types of mustard greens, you should give your rabbit 1 cup per 2 lbs body weight.
* Note: However if your rabbit has bladder problems it is advised to give them sparingly.
How to store mustard greens
Store the greens in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a week.
Where can I buy mustard greens?
You can find mustard greens in the produce section of a supermarket or in a specialty store.
Yes – Mustard greens contain moderate levels of calcium and oxalate.